Lo, country sports (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • CPDL #25289:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating, with corrections, of #12265, (which appears to be a reformated copy of 10197). Set for SATB, but the voice range makes it suitable for AATB as well. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #12265:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-08-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #10197:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan
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General Information

Title: Lo, country sports
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 12


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Original text and translations

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Lo country sports, that seldom fades,
A garland of the Spring,
A prize for dancing country maids,
With merry pipes we bring.
Then all at once for our town cries,
Pipe on for we will have the prize.