Sheet Music: Isabel

Alternate titlesWake dearest, wake!
ComposerHenry Bishop (1786–1855)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-10-04
Last updated2020-10-04
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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.