Gently touch the warbling lyre (Francesco Geminiani)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-04-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 79 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.

General Information

Title: Gently touch the warbling lyre
Composer: Francesco Geminiani

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795

Description: From "A collection of Duets, Rotas, Canons, Catches & Glees selected for, and most respectfully inscribed to, the Members of the Bristol Catch Club, and the Cecilian Society. By the Editor [John Broderip]. 1795"

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Original text and translations

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Gently touch the warbling lyre,
Chloe seems inclined to rest,
Fill her soul with fond desire,
Softest notes will sooth her breast.
Pleasing dreams assist in love,
Let them all propitious prove.