It is my well-beloved's voice (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2010-08-14)  CPDL #22079:       
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-08-14).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2006-01-13)  CPDL #10714:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2006-01-13).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Re-registered as CPDL #17440 on 2008-07-03.

General Information

Title: It is my well-beloved's voice
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or SSATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 27
Description: Song of Songs Chapter II, Verse 8 - Dedicated to Mr. Doctor Ailmer.

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Original text and translations

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It is my Wellbeloved's voice
that soundeth in my ear.
My heart hereat doth much rejoice
to see him draw so near.

See, O see, on yonder mountain top,
on yon same hill so tall,
how hitherward my love doth hop,
My heart doth skip withall.