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Lullaby my sweet little baby for string quintet (2 violins, viola, 2 cellos)

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By William Byrd

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Violin, Viola, Cello - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by William Byrd (1540-1623). Arranged by David Warin Solomons. Renaissance, Early Music, Christian, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 22 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.162305).

Item Number: S0.162305

Arrangement of the Christmas madrigal by William Byrd in which the mother of the baby Jesus
lulls him to sleep but foresees the sorrows of the slaughter of the innocents by Herod's men:
The first three verses end:
"O woeful wretched day when wretches have their will"
(a clear reference to the times in which Byrd lived, as a Catholic under Protestant rule).
There is hope in the last verse when the tyrants no longer have their will....
This arrangement follows Byrd's original, but instrumentalists may also add slurs if desired.
The pdf contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.

2016 Holiday Contest Entry

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