SSAA a cappella
Like Adam lay
ybounden, this text is from
century Sloane Manuscript 2593
in the British Library. Sir Hans Sloane (d. 1753) was a
medical practitioner and physician to George II, and while most
of his collected manuscripts are of medical interest, some of
the Sloane manuscripts are fine Middle English verse. Sloane
MS 2593 contains over seventy carol texts.
In performing this new setting
of the text for Lullay, mine liking,
feel free to
treat refrain cadences in a rubato manner, and then continue on
by creating forward movement with the next verse.