Now each flowery bank of May (Orlando Gibbons)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-28). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 85 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: A capella version of #20817. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-13). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 119 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed up a tone to G minor. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 28/10/17. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Now each flowery bank of May
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Original text and translations
Now each flowery bank of May,
Woos the streams that glide away,
Mountains fanned by a sweet gale,
Loves the humble-looking dale,
Winds the loved leaves do kiss,
Each thing tasteth of love's bliss.
Only I, though blest I be
To be loved by destiny,
Love confessed by her sweet breath,
Whose love is life, whose hate is death.