Go, Lovely Rose [level: Difficult]
Eric Whitacre: Bio and other works
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 432 | duration: 3:33 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
Re-issued in 2002 after some minor revisions by the composer. Stunningly beautiful. One of the THREE FLOWER SONGS by Eric Whitacre.
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Tell her that wastes her time and me,
That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.
Tell her thatís young,
And shuns to have her graces spied,
That hadst thou sprung
In deserts where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended died.
Small is the worth
Of beauty from the light retired;
Bid her come forth,
Suffer herself to be desired,
And not blush so to be admired.
Then die! that she
The common fate of all things rare
May read in thee;
How small a part of time they share,
That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
Edmund Waller, 1606-1687
Brigham Young University Singers, Ron Straheli, conductor
CD recording by The Donald Brinegar Singers [© all rights reserved]
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Eric Whitacre Singers - Eric Whitacre, conductor
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