Sing we and chaunt it a 4 (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-30)  CPDL #56126:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sing we and chaunt it, Ballet Madrigal (another setting is for 8 vv.)
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella (keyboard reduction ad lib.)

First published: 1877 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 307

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Original text and translations

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Sing we and chaunt it,
While love doth grant it,
Fa la la.
Not long youth lasteth,
And old age hasteth;
Now is best leisure
To take our pleasure.
Fa la la.