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I Sing Of A Maiden

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  • Digital download of single track in 320kbps mp3 or lossless FLAC formats

A new download only single from composer F L Dunkin Wedd, a musical setting of an anonymous C15th manuscript from the British Library, adapted by the composer.

Eleanor Meynell, soprano; Lawrence Wallington, bass-baritone

Duration: 1′ 42″

I sing of a maiden
That is makeless;*
King of all kings
To her son she ches.†

He came all so still
Where his mother was,
As dew in April
That falleth on the grass.

He came all so still
To his mother’s bower,
As dew in April
That falleth on the flower.

He came all so still
Where his mother lay,
As dew in April
That falleth on the spray.

Mother and maiden
Was never none but she;
Well may such a lady
Godës mother be.

‘I syng of a mayden’- text anonymous, 13th century English.

* Makeless = matchless (here pronounced mackerless, not mayk-less)
† Ches = chose