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Thomas Morley Shepherds, Raise Your Sleepy Heads

Arranger
Mark Schweizer
Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SAB
Original Publication
Sopranos, Altos and a Few Good Men
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SAB a cappella.  Taken from a madrigal (Ballett) by Morley, with a new text by the arranger.  Happy and Elizabethan. Perfect for a Madrigal Dinner.

Shepherds, raise your sleepy heads,
and to the manger fly:
For the Lord is drawing nigh.
Fa la la la.

Angels singing in the sky
Good news to all they bring:
For to us is born a King.
Fa la la la.

Our hearts in offfering we bow
unto that precious, holy Child
With his mother meek and mild.
Fa la la la.

Goodwill to all mankind he brings
Peace to all people on the earth
welcome now his holy birth.
Fa la la la.

Contact

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

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