By Aldo Thomas Ceresa
- B♭ major
- Fuging tune
- Time signature
- Anne Steele, 1760
Listen to recordings
Willesden (NYC Midweek Singers; Dec. 22, 2010)
Willesden (Art Mob May 20 2011)
Named for the Willesden section of northwest London; original home of the London Second Tuesday monthly singing, where this tune was first sung in November, 2010. Willesden was performed by The Art Mob in their Spring, 2011 concerts.
Those happy realms of joy and peace
Fain would my heart explore,
Where grief and pain forever cease,
And sorrow reigns no more.
No darkness there shall cloud my eyes,
Nor languor seize my frame;
But lo, th'eternal sun shall rise
To feed my vital flame.