Turn Amarillis (Thomas Brewer)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-04-02).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 229 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Turn Amarillis
Composer: Thomas Brewer
Lyricist: James Shirley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1765
Description: Originally an accompanied air, this version as a glee was drafted by William Hayes. In this form it was a staple of glee clubs throughout the second half of the eighteenth century, often anthologised and imitated, spawning riposts by Paxton and

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Original text and translations

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Turn, Amarillis, to thy swain;
Thy Damon calls thee back again.
Here is a pretty arbour by,
Where Apollo cannot spy.
Here let's sit and, whilst I play,
Sing to my pipe a roundelay.