Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, and Violoncello
Text: Samuel Daniel (1562?-1619)
Duration: ca. 8 minutes
Publisher: APNM (Association for the Promotion of New Music), distributed by Subito Music, Inc.
CARE-CHARMER Sleep, son of the sable Night,
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born:
Relieve my anguish, and restore the light,
With dark forgetting of my cares’ return,
And let the day be time enough to mourn
The shipwrack of my ill-adventur’d youth:
Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn,
Without the torment of the night’s untruth.
Cease, dreams, th’imagery of our day desires,
To model forth the passions of the morrow:
Never let the rising Sun approve you liars,
To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow.
Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain;
And never wake, to feel the day’s disdain.