Trust not too much (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-28)  CPDL #47093:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-28).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A capella version of #20822.
  • (Posted 2014-05-07)  CPDL #31855:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2010-01-14)  CPDL #20822:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-14).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 28/10/17.
  • (Posted 2005-11-26)  CPDL #10241:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-26).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan.

General Information

Title: Trust not too much
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 20

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Original text and translations

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Trust not too much, fair youth, unto thy feature;
Be not enamoured of thy blushing hue.
Be gamesome whilst thou art a goodly creature;
The flow'rs will fade that in thy garden grew.
Sweet violets are gather'd in their spring,
white primit falls withouten pitying.