Love, cease tormenting (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2009-08-04)  CPDL #19898:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2009-08-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Love, cease tormenting
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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Love, cease tormenting
Love, cease tormenting,
My lady is relenting.
How can it be so precious a jewel
Should harbour thoughts so pitiless and cruel?
O no, that breast so dainty
Doth not enclose a heart of stone or flinty.