Ne'er let the sun (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-30)  CPDL #47129:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of the second part of #30292, with minor adjustments to slurring. Musica ficta are editorial. See Nay let me weep.

General Information

Title: Ne'er let the sun
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 18


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Original text and translations

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Ne'er let the sun with his deceiving light,
Seek to make glad these wat'ry eyes of mine,
My sorrow suits with melancholy night,
I joy in dole, in languishment I pine,
My dearest friend is set, he was my sun,
With whom my mirth, my joy, and all is done.