Ah! cruel Amarillis (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-26). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 53 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Ah! cruel Amarillis
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 3 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals.
Original text and translations
Ah! cruel Amarillis, since thou tak’st delight
To hear the accents of a doleful ditty,
To triumph still without remorse or pity;
I loathe this life,death must my sorrow right;
And lest vain hope my miseries renew,
‘Reave me of breath,
Ah! cruel Amarillis, adieu.