Farewell, my love (George Kirbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-28). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 51 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: From the 1891 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, and similarly transposed down a minor third from the original (SATB). Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: Farewell, my love
Composer: George Kirbye
Description: No. 5 from The first set of English madrigalls to 4, 5 & 6 voyces (George Kirbye)
Original text and translations
Farewell, my love, I part contented,
Since ‘tis ordain’d that I must leave thee:
Oh, might I stay, although tormented,
The pain next death would little grieve me.
No greater torment can be proved
Than thus to part from my beloved.