"Come, Heavy Sleep" was a work commissioned from composer Benjamin Broening by the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1991-1992 season. One of the first works commissioned in the "Virginia Glee Club Series for Men's Voices," the work was featured on the Tour of the South (1992) and during regular season concerts.

"Come, Heavy Sleep" sets a text from a madrigal by John Dowland in a variety of ways, beginning with a chant-like explication of the first verse of the madrigal before moving into chromatic writing.



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