Chorus 1 and Clytemnestra

from by David Avidor and Nicole V. Gagné

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CHORUS 1 AND CLYTEMNESTRA

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Sussan Deyhim - Chorus 1
Vera Beren - Clytemnestra
David Avidor - Emax, guitar, mandolin, violin, cello
Nicole V. Gagné - cello, violin, mandolin, guitar


CHORUS 1
o worthy queene that beares the swinging sway
Clytemnestra borne of Ledas royall bloude
what is the newes
make playn to mee thy reason
for sacrifycing at the sacred alters


CLYTEMNESTRA
Phoebus prelat is this day
this child from deepe of Lady Night

I bryng greatter joy
than hopst thou for to heare

our men have tooke Pryams princelye towres


CHORUS 1
what dost thou say


CLYTEMNESTRA
The Greekes have conquered Troy
understande


CHORUS 1
a flood of joy streames from my vapourde eyes


CLYTEMNESTRA
our love is disclosd to all
through these sighs and teares


CHORUS 1
but why cause it be descryde
that they are returning home at last


CLYTEMNESTRA
a God did tel mee of this victory


CHORUS 1
did thou thy selfe
hear this in thy silent bed
see this in the darckenesse


CLYTEMNESTRA
no drowsie dreaming doting soule am I


CHORUS 1
subdue thy fond affections
doth desprat dotage guyde and rule thy mind


CLYTEMNESTRA
my mynde to fancy fond dath not gad and runne astray


CHORUS 1
when did this victory come to him so longe in warre


CLYTEMNESTRA
on this night
mother of the day I haled
Troy fell


CHORUS 1
no man coulde run so fast
over Asia land to tell thee this


CLYTEMNESTRA
I did learne of it from fyer

first from the flashing flames
yet blasing bryght through Troy

then from the high hylles uppon another shore
where a lawrell tree with spredding braunch doth shyne eflamd
recording theyr calamityes

this glow kindled by my trusty wight
is more blasd abroade and further it is blowen
flaming fast to divers shores
where at every place a wayteth a man
who makste his owne fiery fervent heate
with al the speede hee can

winding a chayne of backe reflicting flames
which doth convay to mee
my husbands retourne from Troy


CHORUS 1
I will pray to the Gods with a glad hart
but first tel mee agayne
yet hath hee fyxt and set his foote back stepping home


CLYTEMNESTRA
Troy is orewhelm'd

the Greekes stil embrewd with gory bloud from the slaughter great
are now after Troyan boties and at randon runne
feedyng on the countrey

but they have yet to come home againe at last

Troys people have cursed them
they must not also retayne the spoyles
from its divine aulters

let them forbeare to defyle
els they wil have t'asswage the wrath of Gods and them appease
wherby the Grekish navy might have passage free by seas

let us bee free at last
from these broyles and agonies


CHORUS 1
the tydings of a message good unto mine eares is blowne
now I will celebrate and prayse God so deare
though dealing longe delay God is gracious

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from AGAMEMNON, released September 26, 2012

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