O metaphysical tobacco (Michael East)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition offered at published pitch for SSTTB or transposed up a minor third for SSATB

General Information

Title: O metaphysical tobacco
Composer: Michael East
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SSTTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1606 Second set of madrigals

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Original text and translations

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O Metaphysical tobacco, fetched as far as from Morocco,
Thy searching fume exhales the rheum.