A cruel fate hangs threat'ning (Theodore Aylward)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-04-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

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Title: A cruel fate hangs threat'ning
Composer: Theodore Aylward
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1769

Description: Catch Club prize medal winner, 1769.

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Original text and translations

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A cruel fate hangs threat'ning
O'er the lovely shepherd I adore.
Ye streams, ye know it yet pursue your ways,
Ye nightingales yet tune your warbling lays,
Ye who alone were conscious of our love,
Cease birds your notes, ye rivers cease to move.