She that my plaints (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #25514:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: As 25512, but transposed down a tone. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #25512:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: She that my plaints
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 10

Description: 2nd part of a 2-part madrigal, the 1st part being Sound out, my voice

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Original text and translations

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She that my plaints with rigour long rejected,
Binding my heart with those her golden tresses,
In recompense of all my long distresses,
Said with a sigh, "Thy love hath me infected".