Hope of my heart (John Ward)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-13)  CPDL #25367:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-13).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hope of my heart
Composer: John Ward

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1613 The First set of English Madrigales, London
    2nd published: 1900 in Ausgewählte Madrigale und mehrstimmige Gesänge , Book I, no. 11

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Original text and translations

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Hope of my heart,
Oh, wherefore do the words
Which your sweet tongue affords
No hope impart?
But cruel without measure
To my eternal pain.
Still thunder forth disdain,
On him whose life depends upon your pleasure.