Music, some think, no music is (Thomas Bateson)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-14). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 83 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In original key. The facsimile editions sets this for SSAATB, but SATTTB fits normal voice ranges better. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.
Title: Music, some think, no music is
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Description: No. 28 from The First Set of English Madrigals to 3, 4, 5, and 6 voices (Thomas Bateson).
Original text and translations
Music, some think, no music is,
Unless she sing of toy and kiss;
And bring to wanton tunes fie fie,
Or tittle tattle, or I’ll cry:
But let such rhymes no more disgrace
Music, sprung of heav’nly race.