Music divine (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-02)  CPDL #55244:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2019-09-02).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 813 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Some part-swapping, to facilitate performance by SSATBarB
  • (Posted 2017-02-19)  CPDL #43200:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-02-19).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SSATTB version.
  • (Posted 2010-08-14)  CPDL #22076:       
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-08-14).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. SSAATB version.
  • (Posted 2006-05-07)  CPDL #11632:        (Finale 2006)
Editor: Roel Griffioen (submitted 2006-05-07).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transposed up a major second. SSAATB version.
  • (Posted 2006-02-28)  CPDL #11126:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-02-28).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.
  • (Posted 2005-11-15)  CPDL #10146:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 V. M. Brennan.

General Information

Title: Music divine
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATTB or SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 24

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Original text and translations

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Music divine, proceeding from above,
whose sacred subject oftentimes is Love,
in this appears her heav'nly harmony,
where tuneful concords, sweetly do agree.
And yet in this her slander is unjust,
to call that Love which is indeed but lust.