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Come unto these yellow sands

Language: English

Come unto these yellow sands,
[Then]1 take hands:
Curtsied when you have and kissed,
The wild waves [whist]2:
Foot it featly here and there;
And, sweet sprites, the [burthen]3 bear.

Hark, hark!
The watch dogs bark;
Hark, hark!
I hear the strain of strutting Chanticleer
Cry, Cock-a-diddle dow.

Translation(s): FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE SPA

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A. Beach sets stanza 1

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1 Bacon, Beach, Quilter: "And then"
2 Bacon: "shist"
3 Bacon: "burden"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-04-18 16:01:41

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Qui Spirti! A questa bionda

Language: English after the English

  Canto d’Ariele.
                 Qui Spirti! A questa bionda
                     Marina sponda,
                     Presi per man, volate!
                 Voi, voi che de’ marosi,
                     Cogli amorosi
                     Baci, il furor placate;
                 Venite qui! tessete
                     Caròle, e liete
                     Canzoni modulate.
                 Udite! udite!
                     Questo è il latrato
                     Del guardïano
                     Vigile alano.

                 (da parti diverse). 
                 «Bai! bai!»

               Strilla il crestato
                    Nunzio del dì:

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Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in The Tempest, Act I, scene 2 FIN FRE FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Morton Achter, Frederic Ayres, Gary Bachlund, Ernst Bacon, John Banister, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Robert Convery, Brian Dennis, Trevor Hold, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Frank La Forge, Frank Martin, Peter Anthony Monk, Roger Quilter, Rudi Spring, Michael Tippett. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2019-05-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-09 17:10:00

Line count: 22
Word count: 62