So light is love (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-26). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 71 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a major second from original. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: So light is love
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: No. 4 from The 2nd Set of Madrigals
Original text and translations
So light is love, in matchless beauty shining,
When she revisits Cypris' hallow'd bowers,
Two feeble doves, harness'd in silken twining,
Can draw her chariot 'midst the Paphian flowers.
Lightness to love, how ill it fitteth,
So heavy on my heart, O! on my heart he sitteth.