Farewell, my love (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #25500:  Icon_pdf.gif Icon_snd.gif [ Capella]
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.

General Information

Title: Farewell, my love
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1597

Description: No. 5 from The first set of English madrigalls to 4, 5 & 6 voyces (George Kirbye)

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Original text and translations

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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.