In midst of woods (John Mundy)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius and Medius parts set for Soprano, and Contratenor for Alto. Spelling modernised.

General Information

Title: In midst of woods
Composer: John Mundy

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 27

Description: This is the 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being The blackbird

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Original text and translations

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In midst of woods or pleasant grove,
Where all sweet birds do sing,
Methought I heard so rare a sound,
Which made the heavens to ring.
The charm was good, the noise full sweet,
Each bird did play his part,
And I admir’d to hear the same;
Joy sprung into my heart.