Crowned with flowers (William Byrd)

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Editor: David Fraser (added 2004-11-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 100 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Crowned with flowers
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv  Voicing: SATTB
Genre: Secular, Madrigals

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: Psalmes, Songs & Sonnets (1611), no. 22


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Original text and translations

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Crowned with flowers,
I saw fair Amaryllis,
by Thyrsis sit,
hard by a fount of Crystal,
and with her hand more white
than snow or lilies.
On sand she wrote,
my faith shall be immortal,
and suddenly,
a storm of wind and weather,
blew all her faith
and sand away togheter.