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Benjamin Britten NOCTT]RNAL

after John Dowland

for Guitar Op, ru

FABER MUSIC LIMITED

:s Russell Square London WCr


G. Schirmu Inc. New York

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Vhose spring of tears doth stop m1 vital breath,

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Come and possess my thed thought-worn soul,

That li,ing dies, till thou on me be stole.

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EDITOR'S NOTE
view of the intricate character of this piece, I have en_ deavoured ro finger it as succinctly o, ir.ornp",ift" *i,i ,t" composer's originai phrase marks, which are of .ours" of gr""t importance for the interpretation of the work.
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The song upon which this work is based is No. zo in T[e _ Fr* Buk of ports
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by lohn Dowland, p"Ufirfr"J

JULIAN BREAM
The 6rst performan ce of Nocta al was given by lulian Bream at the Aldeburgh Festival
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