Happy, Oh happy he (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-17). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on #6881, with identified errors corrected, and some minor changes to barring and punctuation. Transposed down a major 2nd. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Ken Williams (submitted 2004-03-31). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 136 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Happy, O happy he
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 16 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals
Original text and translations
Happy, O happy he, who not affecting
The endless toils attending worldly cares,
With mind repos'd, all discontents rejecting,
In silent peace his way to heav'n prepares;
Deeming his life a Scene, the world a Stage,
Whereon man acts his weary Pilgrimage.