Love would discharge the duty (Thomas Bateson)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 58 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In original key. The range of the Soprano II part would be suitable for Alto as well. Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.
Title: Love would discharge the duty
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Original text and translations
Love would discharge the duty of his heart
In beauty’s praise, whose greatness doth deny
Words to his thoughts, and thoughts to his desert;
Which high conceits since nothing can supply,
Love here constrain’d through conquest to confess,
Bids silence sigh, that tongue cannot express.