Fly Love aloft (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-15)  CPDL #51979:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 461 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2011-10-01)  CPDL #24641:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-10-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a tone from the original for SAB. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
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General Information

Title: Fly Love aloft
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 1

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Original text and translations

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Fly, Love, aloft to heav'n and look out Fortune,
Then sweetly, sweetly, sweetly her importune,
That I from my Calisto best beloved
As you and she set down be never moved.
And, Love, to Carimel see you commend me,
Fortune for his sweet sake may chance befriend me.