When Cloris heard (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-30). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 51 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: When Cloris heard
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 9 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals.
Original text and translations
When Cloris heard of her Amyntas dying,
She grieved then for her unkind denying:
Oft sighing sore, and with a heart unfeigned,
I die, I die, I die, she thus complained.
Whom, when Amyntas spied,
Then both for joy outcried,
I love, I love sweet Cloris’ eye,
And I Amyntas till I die.