Gentle Cupid, lend an ear (John Broderip)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Gentle Cupid, lend an ear
Composer: John Broderip

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: John Broderip was perhaps the most prominent member of a dynasty of west country musicians. He was organist at Wells Cathedral (succeeding his father) and published psalmody and glees. This glee comes from his collection of six (Op. 5), c.1770; he also wrote glees in collaboration with Henry Harington, M.D. in Wells then Bath, and leading light of the Bath Harmonic Society.

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Original text and translations

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Gentle Cupid, lend an ear,
Be propitious to my pray'r;
So may your extended sway
The whole universe obey.
Dear gentle Cupid, touch her heart,
Let Chloe feel the pleasing smart;
Then will I gladly hang my chain,
And never wish for liberty again.