Fair ladies that to Love captived are (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-03)  CPDL #47172:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the facsimile edition on IMSLP. Clefs and spelling modernised. The underlay is editorial in parts.

General Information

Title: Fair ladies that to Love captived are
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Lyricist: Edmund Spenser

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Fair ladies that to Love captived are,
And chaste desires do nourish in your mind,
Let not her fault your sweet affections mar,
Ne blot the bounty of all womankind.