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Borrow’d Light 3 Songs f0r High Voice & Piano

David Lewiston Sharpe


Words Three metaphysical poems, by John Donne, Henry King and Henry Vaughan.

Scoring High Voice Piano

Duration: 8 mins approx.

Contents 1. Batter My Heart ...

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2. Like To The Falling of a Star

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3. Peace

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Borrow’d Light Three Metaphysical Poems David Lewiston Sharpe

1. Batter My Heart

John Donne (1572–1631) Poco allegretto ma espressivo

   

q = 74

  

    

           

mf espress.

  

 

 

                                                    mf m.d. mf

    

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  

Bat- ter

    

 

my heart

 

 

 

                         shine

    

 

As



                           cresc.

and seekto mend, That I may

 

mf

for you

 



    

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 

  

three - per - son’d God;

poco mf

    

  

       

                        © Copyright 1997 by David Lewiston Sharpe

 rise

dim.

     dim.

yet but knocke,

breathe,

      

        

 3  and

  

  

stand;



 

  

                     


2

 

13

  

più f

    

       

  

                       

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blowe,

   



meno f

 

  

I,

 

but

   

  

      

     

breake,

 

 

  

    

           

like an

u - surp’t town,

p dolce e sost.

 

più f

 

to

 

 

                           

  

Oh,

Your force,

    

me new, make me new.

 

 



                    

mf

to

no

   

 

 

end.

 

 

  

to



     

you,

       

             

p dolce e sost.

 

meno f

  

 

         

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 

 

and make

  

   

o’er - throw me and bend

burn

          

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   

 

  

       

a - no - ther due,

La bour to ad - mit

 

   



 

 

 

   



                                       

 

meno f


3

  mf  

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3           

dim.

Rea - son your

  

 

 

mf

      

cap - tiv’d

   



 

and

 

proves

 

 

would be lov’d faine,

   dim.   

 

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     

   

        

               

Yet

 

 

 

 



But

am

   

 

 

f

dear - ly

 

  

   

  3  

sost.

   

    

I love

f

  

 

is

  

                     you

and

               be - troth’d

              poco marcato        

   

 

 

 

dim.

   

  

   

 

p dolce

weake or un - true.

 

But

 

      

 3    

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 

rit.

me should de - fend,

 

 

 

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vice - roy in me,

più p

   

    

meno f

un - to your e - ne - my:

    

   

Di - vorce me, un - tie,

 

 

  



     f



     or breake

 

    

 

that knot

a-

 

 

                                  


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   

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 

    

 

Take me

to you,

  

gain

mf

 

 

im - pri - son

 

 

mf

    you

mf

 

    

poco f

      

en - thrall me,

      

ne -

 

 

ex - cept you

ra



shall be free;

ver

 

   

me,

 

              

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ra - vish

      



   

 

 

Ex



   3

Nor e - ver

poco f

-

  

 

chaste,

    

vish

               

me,

 

ex - cept you

 

 

                         

     

   

cept

 

  

       

-

me.

  

for I,

                                  ten. 57                         

mp

                       

                      

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

più dim.

  

          

 

ff poco

    

     

  

      

  

 


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2. Like to the falling of a Starre Henry King (1592-1669)

Andantino

 q = 68              

mp espress.

Like to the fall - ing of a

               ten.

mp espress.

    

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  

Or like the fresh springs gaw- dy hew;

  mp

  

poco cresc.

Or as the flights of

Starre;

 

     

 

 



    

 

 

p

                

  mp     

p

         

        

                                



poco



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   

mp delicato

             

Ea - gles are;

         

              

         

 

più f

meno f

Or sil - ver drops of morn - ing dew;

       

 

poco cresc.

 

Or like a

 

   

dim.

                      


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     

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wind that chafes the

  

      

 flood;

 

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30

mf

   E - ven

   

  

  

 

mf marcato

 p   

38

    più f

  

  

         

 

 

    

      

   

  

meno f

 

 

rit. mp

    ()      Is streightcall’din,and paid to night.             

light

 

 

ten.

    meno f

row’d

-

-

-

 

the Bu - bble dies;

-

-

-

p

a tempo

   

-

-

 - -          -

-

  

 

a tempo

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

p sempre legato

 

mf

  

   

 

The Spring en - tomb’d in Aut - tumn lies;

              

-

  

poco

rit.

p

stood;

p

 

man, whose bor -

The Wind blowes out;

    

ter

                         

  such is

 

   

Or bu - bbles which on wa -

          poco

     

ten.


7

rit. -

meno mosso

  mp dolce        

44

      

The

dew dries up;

rit. -

     

meno mosso

 

  

 



 

 

 

mp

 

 

    

51

Man for - got.

       

the Starre is

 

      

shot;

 

the Flight is

 

 

past;

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  pp                        pp

 

 

 

and

 

p sempre e delicato

 

   

 

  


8

3. Peace Henry Vaughan (1621/2-1695)

Andantino ed espressivo

    

q = 66

     

mp

   

My Soul

       

                mp dolce

      

  

          

 

stars,

 

   

       

   

      

bove noise,

                

Where stands a wing - ed

     

15

    

 

    

8

mp

 

and

dan - ger

             

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

Sen - trie

All skill - full in the wars

 



    

Sweet

peace

sits crown’d with smiles,

poco più f

 

 

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

    

 

                  

  

      

poco più f

    

far be - yond the

 

  

there is a Coun - trie

                  

 

 

               

   

       

There

a-

 

  

crown’d with

 

  

 

 


    

 

Più adagio

22

    

mf dolce

                                  pp delicato                   And

smiles,

one

    

31

 

  

Beau - teous files,

He is thy

    

                          

     

And

           

 

47

There

 

growes

               

 

 

   

  

the flowre of

      

 

 

If

   

mp dolce

       

thou canst get but

mp dolce

The Rose

     

my Soul a - wake!)

 

Tempo primo

peace,

     

(O

 

p dolce

  

 

 

 

         

 

 

Com - mands the

p dolce

     

 

 

     

  

Did in pure love de - scend To die here for thy sake,

 

 

                

           

   

        

39

        

 

born in a Man - ger

 

gra - cious friend,

9

        

   

thi - ther

 

  

                           

thatcan - not wi - ther thy

 

 

 


10

        

56

     

for - tresse, and thy ease;

       

    

    

62

  

      

 

 

Leave then thy fool - ish

 

                  

   

But one, who ne - ver chan - ges,

                         

 

 

       

cure,

 

 

 

 

  

     

        

ran - ges;



Thy God,

 

  

thy

For none can thee

   life,

      

 

se -

         

 



 

ff poco

                thy

Cure.

  

ff poco

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