O Death Rock Me to Sleep (Boleyn, Anne)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Voice and Harpsichord (Dolmetsch)
Arnold Dolmetsch (1858-1940)
Select English Songs and Dialogues of the 16th and 17th centuries
London: Boosey & Co., 1898.
Based on tablature version from British Museum manuscript, 1611
|Work Title||O Death Rock me to sleep|
|Year/Date of Composition||1536|
|Average Duration||3 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Renaissance|
|Instrumentation||Voice and harpsichord|
This song, attributed to Anne Boleyn as she was awaiting execution in the Tower of London, was transcribed by Arnold Dolmetsch in 1898 from a lute tablature version published in 1611. The current version was published in Dolmetch's book Select English Songs and Dialogues of the 16th and 17th Centuries (Boosey, 1898)