Sunday 4 October 2020
Tune of the Day: Isabel
arranged for two flutes
This was originally a song by English composer, conductor and arranger Sir Henry Bishop.
Wake dearest, wake! and again united,
We'll rove by yonder sea;
And where our first vows of love were plighted,
Our last farewell shall be:
There oft I've gaz'd on thy smiles delighted;
And there I'll part from thee,
Isabel! Isabel! Isabel!
One look, tho' that look is in sorrow;
Fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well!
Far hence I shall wander tomorrow:
Ah me! Ah me!
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.