Mongst thousands good (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-03)  CPDL #47173:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-11-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the facsimile edition on IMSLP. Underlay is partly editorial, as are musica ficta. Modern clefs used and spelling modernised.

General Information

Title: 'Mongst thousands good
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 11


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Original text and translations

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'Mongst thousands good, one wanton dame to find,
Amongst the roses grow some wicked weeds,
For this was not to love but lust inclined,
For love doth always bring forth bounteous deeds,
And in each gentle heart desire of honour breeds.