Down the hills Corinna trips (Thomas Bateson)

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  • CPDL #20779:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 26/01/19.

General Information

Title: Down the hills Corinna trips
Composer: Thomas Bateson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The Second Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 14

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Original text and translations

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Down the hills Corinna trips,
Fetching many wanton skips,
To the groves she doth go,
Where thousand birds in a row,
Sitting all upon a tree,
Came two by two and three by three,
Corinna coveting to see,
Tuning notes of her praise,
Do welcome her with roundelays.