How are the mighty fallen (Robert Ramsey)

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  • CPDL #15396:         (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Thomas Lloyd (submitted 2007-11-12).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Some phrases have been switched between the mezzo and alto parts and the tenor and baritone parts so that the original SSATTB scoring would work more smoothly for SMATBarB (See R. Ramsey: English Sacred Music, ed. E. Thompson, EECM, vii (1964)). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: How are the mighty fallen
Composer: Robert Ramsey

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SMATBarB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: MS - early 17th C

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

 - Without repetition

How are the mighty fall'n
in the midst of the battle,
O Jonathan.

Thou wast slain in thy high places.
O Jonathan, woe is me for thee,
O Jonathan, my brother,

Very kind hast thou been to me.
Thy love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.

How are the mighty fall'n,
and the weapons of war destroyed,
How are the mighty fall'n

Lyrics: 2 Samuel - 1:25 - 27.



With repetition:

How are the mighty fall'n
the mighty fall'n
How are the mighty fall'n
How are the mighty fall'n
in the midst of the battle,
in the midst of the battle,
O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
thou wast slain in thy high places,
in thy high places,
thou wast slain in thy high places,
thou wast slain in thy high places,
in thy high places, in thy high places.
O Jonathan, O Jonathan,
O Jonathan woe is me for thee,
O Jonathan my brother,
my brother Jonathan,
very kind hast thou been to me,
hast thou been to me,
very kind hast thou been to me,
hast thou been to me:
thy love to me was wonderful,
was wonderful, was wonderful,
was wonderful, passing the love of women.


How are the mighty fall'n,
How are the mighty fall'n,
How are the mighty fall'n,
How are the mighty fall'n,
and the weapons of war destroyed,
and the weapons of war destroyed.
How are the mighty fall'n,
How are the mighty fall'n,
and the weapons of war destroyed,
and the weapons of war destroyed,
and the weapons of war destroyed,
and the weapons of war destroyed.
How are the mighty fall'n

Lyrics: 2 Samuel - 1:25 - 27.