Sound out, my voice (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #25509:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-31).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: As 25508, but transposed down a tone. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #25508:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-31).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1891 edition of G. E. P. Arkwright. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Sound out, my voice
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. 9

Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being She that my plaints

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Original text and translations

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Sound out, my voice, with pleasant tunes recording
The new delight that love to me inspireth,
Pleas’d and content with that my mind desireth:
Thanked be love so heav’nly joys affording.