Upon a bank (John Ward)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-17)  CPDL #20851:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-17).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 01/03/17.

General Information

Title: Upon a bank
Composer: John Ward

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Upon a bank with roses set about,
Where pretty turtles, joining bill to bill,
And gentle springs steal softly murmuring out,
Washing the foot of pleasure's sacred hill;
There little Love sore wounded lies,
His bow and arrows broken,
Bedewed with tears from Venus' eyes,
O grievous to be spoken.