So far from my delight (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-08)   CPDL #43468:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-03-08).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: So far from my delight
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina, Edition 1, no. 48

Description: Part one of two, the second part being She only doth not feel it.

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Original text and translations

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So far from my delight what cares torment me,
Fields do record it and valleys and woods and mountains,
And running rivers and reposed fountains,
Where I cry out, and to the heav'ns lament me
None other sounds but tunes of my complaining.

Nymph of the groves or pleasant bird once heareth
Still recount I my grief and her disdaining
To ev'ry plant that groweth or blossom beareth.