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Richard Shephard Adam Lay Ybounden

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
So, You Have a Cathedral Choir!
Difficulty
Moderately Difficult
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB with organ. Traditional medieval text used in Advent or Christmas Lessons and Carols services, given a modern and spooky treatment. One of our favorites! 

Adam lay ybounden, bounden in a bond,
Four thousand winter thought he not too long;
And all was for an apple, and apple that he took,
As clerkes finden written in their book.
Ne had the apple taken been, the apple taken been,
Ne had never Our Lady ybeen heavene Queen.
Blessed be the time that apple taken was:
Therfore we moun singen: Deo Gratias.

 

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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