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This transcription is a choral version of Sarastro's aria in Act II of Mozart's

operatic masterpiece, "The Magic Flute." Around the turn of the 19th century,
the aria was given a 4-choral setting and a sacred text for use in English
Church services.

Bow Down Thine Ear
for SAB Voices with Keyboard Accompaniment
Text & Transcription by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  Adagio ( q = c. 92 )
Benjamin Suchoff

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Bow

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Adagio ( q = c. 92 )
 

  

    

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down Thine ear, O Lord, with fa - vor, Be - stow on

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Bow down, bow down Thine ear, Bow
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Bow down, bow down Thine ear, Bow

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Bow down Thine ear to me. Bow down Thine ear to me. Lead me.             Fo                      . Lord. Lead me to find the path of er             aid. Lord.vor. Lead me. to the path of  rP              aid.   10  B              me Thy wis . Lord. Lord. Grant to me nl                  down. to the path.dea . dom's light! Grant to me aid in       y          down. Grant to me O      B                                 al       us   15               my en .

lead me to find the path of O  C                               al      us   24        right! er         right! rP          right!         Fo                   mp            . Lead me to find the path of nl                Lead me.   20 C            right. Lead me to find the path of          y     right.

ba .tion.       Let me not fail in my pro . gainst temp . rP  f       dim. nl            Help me be strong.       Help me be strong a . O         Fo                  mf dim. ta . O Lord.tion. gainst temp .  mf        y     Help me a . er  mf dim. O         D            mf f dim.     cresc.          Let me not fail.          al    us   33 mf dim.           Let me not fail.            . ta .   mf D  29  f dim.tion.

Bow er   mf p          I'm in need of Thee. in need of Thee.     Lord. Bow down Thine             F     Fo       p         mf      in relievo .en to O  E                                p       al           us    F  41   mf p   dim. O Lord.        For I am poor. Heark .   mp 37 E               Bow down Thine ear.  nl      p    poco cresc. Heark .          y   Bow down Thine ear.en to me. Bow down Thine ear.en to me. Heark . Bow rP         mp in relievo  mf      me in need of Thee.  p poco cresc.

Lord! O                                  mp          al      us    51 G Meno mosso p             A . . . . men! rP        p        A . . men! er  p            A . . men!  G Meno mosso              Fo                     p                 . . O Lord! nl              ear and hear me.    46         down Thine ear. O Lord!          y   down Thine ear.