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Apollo5: The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons

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Published on Oct 26, 2019

The British vocal ensemble, Apollo5, performs Orlando Gibbons' (1583-1625) motet 'The Silver Swan'.

The silver swan, who living had no note,
When death approached, unlocked her silent throat;
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more:
“Farewell, all joys; Oh death, come close mine eyes;
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.

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Recording Producers - Paul Smith & Dave Rowell
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer - Dave Rowell
Editing - Dave Rowell & Will Brown
Film Director - Nicola Sersale
Shoot Director - Jan Keliris
Cover Artwork - Clare Stewart
We are very grateful to the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers for the use of the beautiful Plaisterers' Hall in filming this video

Apollo5:
Penelope Appleyard
Clare Stewart
Joshua Cooter
Oliver Martin-Smith
Greg Link

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