Sweet as a flower in May (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
Icon_mp3.gif Mp3
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Logo_capella-software_kurz_2011_16x16.png Capella
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2023-11-27)  CPDL #77620:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-27).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 456 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2019-12-19)  CPDL #56349:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-19).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Sweet as a flower in May
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1878 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 11, no. 328

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Sweet as a flower in May is my heart's treasure.
See! she cometh fresh and gay,
To taste the spring;
Ev'ry living thing doth honour to her charms!
All that bloometh throughout nature,
Longs to deck the lovely creature;
The birds do sing,
The flowers do bring,
Their perfume rich to greet her.
Say, have you seen her smile?
There's nothing sweeter,
 She is so fair, so wondrous fair,
That earth and air
Alike are charmed to meet her.