And must I needs depart then? (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-05)  CPDL #20778:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.

General Information

Title: And must I needs depart then?
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 14

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

And must I needs depart, then?
Can pity none come nigh her?
Farewell, alas, desert then,
O break asunder, heart, to satisfy her.