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William Shakespeare

Who is Sylvia? Edward German


(1564-1616)
Ê
(1862-1936)
S 3 con spirito ¢=116
.
Â Ê Á Ê Ê Ê Ê Â SÂ
A 4 Â Â . Â Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â ÂÍ
Soprano
Í Î Â Â Í Í Í
j Who is Syl - via? who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
S3 Ê Á Ê Ê Á Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
A 4 Â Â Â. Â.
Alto .
           Â
j Who is Syl - via?
Ê Á Ê Ê
who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
S 3 Â. Â Â. Â Ê Ê Â Â
A 4 Í Î Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Í Í Â Â
Tenor
˛ j Í Í Í
Ê Ê Ê
Who is Syl - via? who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
E S 43 Â. Â Â. ÂÍ Â Â Â. Â Â Â ‰
Bass
Í Î Í Í Â
j Who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
S3 . . Ê
A 4 ÂÂ. ÂÂ Â. ÂÂ Â Â Â ÂÂ Â Â SÂ
ÂÂ.. ÂÂ ‰ Â ÂÂ ÂÂ ÂÂ Â
Piano ¢=116 j
(ad lib.) ÂÂ..  ÂÂ..  Â.  ‰‰     Â
E S 43 Â. Â Â
Í ‰ ‰ Â

S Ê   Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
 (R)  Â
5
     Â
dim.
A Â. Â. Â Â Â. Â
Í Í
S

f mend her? Who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
S Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê dim.
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
A A RÂ Â
   S Â
 ( )   S   Â
  R  S   Â.   Â
f mend her? Who is Syl-
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
via? what is she? That all, that all our swains com -
S Â Â Ê Ê
T A S Â Â Â. (R)Â
  Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
˛ f
mend her? Who is Syl - via? what is she? That all our swains com -
ES Â Â Â dim. Â Â Â Â Â
S‰ Â Â Â Â
Í Í
B

f mend her?
 
Who is Syl - via? That all our swains com -

S Â (R)Â Â Â Â Ê
A R‰  ÂÂ.  (S)  S   ÂÂ.   (R) S   ‰  Â.
ÂÂ Â
f dim.

ES ‰ S   Â. R Â  ‰    ‰Â  Â
S‰ Â Â
()
 Â

James Gibb editions 1 Who is Sylvia - German


S strict time
K
10
  Â Â           Â
A Â ‰ Â ‰
S
Â
mend her? q Ho-ly, fair, and wise is she, Ho-ly, fair, and wise,
S
A K ‰ Â Â Â Â ‰ Â ‰. ‰ Â ‰ Â
A
SÂ Â
mend her? q Ho-ly, fair, and wise is she, Ho - ly, fair, and

A
S
   ‰.    ‰. ‰  ‰. ‰ Â
T Â
˛ p q
mend her, that all our swains com - mend her, com -
‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰. ‰ Â Â Â Â
ES Â K
B Â
mend her? q Ho-ly. fair, and wise is she; Ho - ly, fair, and

S K   Â Â Â    ‰    ÂÂ
strict time

A ‰‰  ‰ ‰  ‰
.
S ÂÂ Â ‰ ‰.
q
 Â   ‰‰  ‰. K K ‰‰  ‰‰.. ‰‰.. ‰.  Â
ES
Â

15
S Â cresc.
   Â M  ‰. ‰.   20
  S ‰ Â
S A Î
wise is she, f The heaven's such grace did lend her,
S cresc.
A A ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰. ‰. ‰. ‰ Â ‰.
wise is she; The f heav'ns, the heav'ns
S ‰. ‰ Â Â Â Â Â SÂ Â SÂ Â Â
cresc.
T A S ‰. ‰ SÂ
˛ f
‰ cresc.   Â
mend her? The hea- vens such grace, such grace did

B
ES ‰ Â ‰. ‰. ‰ Â ‰.
wise is she; The f heav'ns such grace, the heav'ns

S Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ÂÂ. Â ‰. ‰. ÂÂ Â Â ‰
A ‰. ‰ ‰. ‰. ‰. ‰. Â S Â ‰. Â
f
‰‰.. ‰  Â ‰.    S  S ‰Â  Â
cresc.

ES ‰. S ‰‰.. ‰‰..
.

James Gibb editions 2 Who is Sylvia - German


S Ê
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ê Â Â.
dolce 25
 ‰  ‰.  K
dim.
S A Â Â Í
That she p might be, might be, that she might ad- q mir - ed be.
S Ê Ê
 ‰.  K
dim.
A ‰ Â Â ‰ Â ‰ Â Â Â RÂ S‰
Â
A
()

such p grace did lend her, q mir - ed be.


That she might ad-
S Â Â Â ‰ Â Â Â Â Â ‰.
ÂÂ ÂK
dim.
A ‰ Â ‰
Í Í
T
˛
her, p such she q might ad-mir-ed be.
Ê Ê
lend grace, That
ES ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â Â Â Â Â
dim.
‰ Â ‰.. ÂK
B
‰ Â
such p grace did lend her, That she might ad- q mir - ed be.
S Ê
‰  Â    Â.
A  ‰   Â  Â Â
‰ ÂÂ Â Â R Â
 S ‰‰  ‰.
 ‰. ÂK
 Â
   p
ES ‰ Â ‰ Â S ‰ Â Â Â Â Â
‰. ‰. ‰. ‰. ‰  ‰‰..  K

S Ê Ê Ê
K Â Â Â Â Â. S Â
30

A K I I I K
Í Í
S

j Is she kind as she is


Ê
S Ê Á . Ê ÂÊ Ê Ê Ê Â Â. Â
Ê
  ÂÊ ÂÊ Ê Ê Â Â
A Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â. Â Â (R)Â Â
A

j Is she kind as she is fair? For beau-ty lives with kind-ness, Is she kind as she is
S Ê Â Â. Â Â Â Â Â. Â Â Â SÂ SÂ Â Â K I
A Â. Í Í Í
˛j Î Í Í Í
T

Is she kind as she is fair? For beau-ty lives with kind-ness,


ES K I
 Â
K K Í Í Â Â Â Â Â Â. Â Â Â ‰ Â
B
Í Í Í Í
p Is she kind as she is fair? is she
Ê Ê
S Ê . .
Â
A Â.  ÂÂ..     Â.  Â  S  S   ‰  Â Â  ‰ S Â
Â. Â. Â
j
ES K I K K Â Â Â Â Â. Â Â Â ‰ Â

James Gibb editions 3 Who is Sylvia - German


S Ê Ê
  Â. ‰. ‰
35

A ‰ Â Â Â Â Â Â ‰.
S
Í
fair? For beau-ty lives with kind- ness: q Love, love,
S Ê Ê Ê
  Â
A A Â Â Â SÂ Â Â Â Â ‰ SÂ Â ÂÂ Â Â S Â. Â Â Â
fair? For beau-ty lives with kind - ness: q Love doth to her eyes re-
S Â Â Â Â
T A K K Â ‰. ‰ Â Â ÂÂ Â Â ÂÂ ÂÂ
˛ q Love
with kind- ness: doth to her eyes re-
ES ‰ Â Â ‰. ‰ Â ‰ Â
B Â SÂ ‰ Â
kind as she is fair? q Love doth to her eyes re -
S Ê ‰.    ‰Â   ‰.
A ‰Â
  S  ‰  Â.   ‰      S    Â

q
   Â
ES ‰  ‰Â.
 SÂ
‰‰  ‰   (R) ‰    ÂÂ
‰. Â

S
 S S S    Â
40

A ‰ K I I K K
S
Í Í
j To help him of his
S Ê Ê
A A Â Â K I K K Â Â Â Â Â ÂÂ Â Â Â Â
pair, j To help him of his blind - ness, his
S Â SÂ Â SÂ Â Â RÂ Â ‰.
A Â Â K K K ‰ Â
Í Í
T
˛ j To
pair, help him of his blind - ness, to
ES Â Â Â ÂÂ Â Â Â ‰ Â
‰ ÂÂ Â ‰ Â
B
Í Í
pair, j To help him of his blind - ness, to help, to help, to
S ‰Â  K I K K K K  S S S    Â
A Â Â Â Â Â ÂÂ ‰ Â
j
 S    R ÂÂ
ES ‰        Â S   ‰‰  ‰ ÂÂ

James Gibb editions 4 Who is Sylvia - German


S Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
‰ RÂ
45

A () Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Í
S

f blind- ness, his blind- ness, his blind- ness, his


S
A ‰. ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â
A

f blind-
S Ê Ê
T A Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
˛ f
help him of his blind- ness, his blind-
ES Â Â Â Â Â Â ‰ ‰
  ‰ S»Â
B
Í Í
f help him of his blind- ness, his blind-

S ‰ RÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
A ‰.
()
‰ Â ‰ Â Â Â Â Â Â
 ‰ Â
f
ES     Â Â ‰   Â ‰   Â ‰   Â

S Ê Â Â Â
50
‰ K
55
Â. Â
risoluto
A Â Â Â ‰ Â ‰. ‰. Â
Í Í Í Í Î
S

blind-ness;p And be-ing helped, in - ha - bits q there. f Then to


S Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Á
A L ‰ Â S‰ SÂ Â (R)Â (R)Â Â K .
 Â
A
 S    ‰. Â
p And be-ing q there, Ê in- ha-bits f Then to
S Ê Ê Ê
L ÂÊ ÂÊ ÂÊ
ness; helped, in - ha - bits there.
  K Â. Â
T A Â ‰ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ‰. Í Î
˛ p And be-ing
ness, helped, in - ha- bits q there, in- ha-bits there. f Then to
ES Â Ê Ê Ê ‰. ‰. Â K Â. Â
B L Â Â Â ‰ Â ‰ Â Í Î
ness, p And be-ing helped, in - ha - bits q there f Then to
S    ‰‰ ÂÂ..
ÂÂ K
A Â ÂÂ
 Â S   Â S ‰‰ S  ‰. R  R    ‰‰..
p f
ÂÂ.. ÂÂ
ES      ‰  ‰  Â ‰.     ‰‰..  K
   ‰ Â

James Gibb editions 5 Who is Sylvia - German


S Â. ÂÊ Ê Á Â Ê Ê Ê ÂÊ Â Â Â S Â Â R Â Â. Â
Á 60 Ê Ê
  Â
A Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â.
Í Í Í Í Í Í
S

Syl-via, then to Syl-via let us sing, That Syl-via is ex- s cel-ling; Then to Syl - via let us
S Ê Ê Á Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
A A Â. Â Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â R Â Â Â Â Â S Â
 ( )  S Â
Syl-via let us sing, That Syl-via is ex- s cel-ling; Then to
S Â. Â Â.Ê ÂÁ Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
Syl-via, then to Syl- via let us
Ê Ê
A Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ÂÂ Â Â Â SÂ Â Â. (R)Â Â
Â
T
˛ Í Í Í Í Í
Syl-via let us sing, That Syl-via is ex- s cel-ling; Then to
Ê Ê Ê
Syl-via, then to Syl - via let us
E S Â. Â Â. Â Â Â
B Í Í Î Â. Â Â Â ‰ Â S‰ Â Â Â
s cel - ing;
 
Syl-via let us sing, That Syl-via is ex- Let us

S Â. ÂÊ Â Â ÂÂ Â ÂÂ S Â Â (R)Â Â. Â Â Â
A Â. Â Â. Â ‰ Â
ÂÂ Â Â Â Â R ‰ Â ÂÂ. Â(S)Â Â S Â Â
s
Â. Â Â Â
E S Â. ÂÍ ÂÂ..  ‰‰

 Â
 Â

‰ S ÂÂ Â Â. (R)Â Â Â
  Â
 S‰

S Ê Ê Ê Ê Â Â ÂÂ Â Â ÂÂ
65

S A Â. Â Â Â Â Â Â. Â Â Â K ‰ Â ‰ Â
sing, That Syl-via is ex - cel-ling; p She ex - cels each mor- tal thing,
S Ê Ê Ê Ê
A Â Â Â R Â S Â Â Â. K ‰ Â Â Â Â ‰ Â ‰.
A
   S Â
p She ex - cels each mor
Ê Ê
sing, That Syl - via is ex - cel-ling; - tal thing,

T A
S  Â   Â      ‰.    ‰. ‰ Â
˛
p That
R( )‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â
sing, That Syl-via is ex - cel-ling; Syl-via is ex -
ES ‰.

  Â    K
Í Í
B

sing, That Syl-via is ex - cel-ling p She ex - cels each mor - tal thing,

S Ê Â
A ÂÂ.  Â(R) S   ‰  Â
. K ‰‰  ‰ ‰   Â   ‰. Â
ÂÂ Â S ÂÂ Â ‰ Â

‰   p ‰‰  ‰ K  ‰‰  ‰‰..
ES  ‰Â    ÂÂ
  Â

James Gibb editions 6 Who is Sylvia - German


S Â Â Â Â ÂÂÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â M Â ‰. ‰. ÂÂ Â Â Â SÂ
70 75

S A Î
she ex - cels each mor-tal thing f Up - on the dull earth
S
A A ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰. ‰. ‰. ‰ Â
she ex - cels each mor - tal thing Up- f on, up -
S ‰. ‰ Â ‰. ‰ Â Â Â Â Â S Â Â S ‰.
T A ‰ SÂ
˛ f
       Â
cel - ling ex - cel - ling Up- on the dull earth, up -
ES ‰ ‰ ‰. ‰ Â ‰. ‰ Â
B

she ex - cels each mor - tal thing Up- f on the dull earth, up -

A
S        Â    ‰    ÂÂ.  ‰‰.. ‰.
‰ .
ÂÂ Â
‰.
Â
‰. Â S Â
‰. ‰ ‰.
f
ES
‰‰.. ‰.   ‰‰.. ‰  Â ‰.   ‰. S   S ‰‰.. ‰‰..

S Ê u
‰      ÂÂ Â Â Â Ê Â Â. rall. ‰
80

A Â ÂÂ Â Â Â ‰.
Í
S

dwell-ing; p To her let us, let us, to her let q bring.


us gar - lands
S Ê Ê rall. u
A ‰. ‰ ÂÂ ‰ Â ‰.
‰ Â Â Â Â R Â (S)‰ Â
A

p the dull earth dwell - ing; To her let us gar - lands q bring.
S
on
 u
 Â
SÂ Â Â ‰ Â ÂÂ Â Â Â Â ‰.
rall.
A ‰ Â S‰
Í Í
T
˛
earth p dwell- let us gar-lands q bring.
Ê Ê u
on the dull ing; To her
ES ‰. ‰ Â ‰ Â ‰ Â Â Â Â Â
rall.
‰ Â ‰..
B

on p the dull earth dwell - ing; To her let us gar - lands q bring.
S ‰ Ê u
A ‰.  ‰  Â          Â
‰ Â
 Â. R   S ‰‰ Â
ÂÂ ‰.
‰ ÂÂ ÂÂ Â Â ‰.
p rall. q
   u
ES S ‰   ‰.

‰.
Â
‰‰.  S ‰‰.   ‰    ‰‰..
.
k
James Gibb editions 7 Who is Sylvia - German