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Arise, Awake for Recorder Quintet

By Thomas Morley

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Recorder Quintet (SATTB) - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Thomas Morley (1557-1602). Arranged by James Grush. Renaissance. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Published by JGJG Sheet Music LLC (S0.283857).

Item Number: S0.283857

"Arise, Awake, you silly shepherds sleeping" is a five-part madrigal by Thomas Morley (c. 1557 – 1602), the best-known English composer of his time. Adapted for SATTB recorders from a facsimile of Madrigals: The Triumphs of Oriana (1601) which honors Queen Elizabeth I. The "silly shepherds sleeping" are awakened by the appearance of the Queen’s entourage, so they sing her praises.  

Score and individual parts, plus notes with lyrics. Lively and enjoyable to play. Good for ensembles, workshops and recorder society meetings.

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