Of all the birds that I have heard (John Mundy)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor.

General Information

Title: Of all the birds that I have heard
Composer: John Mundy

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Of all the birds that I have heard,
The nightingale doth bear the bell,
Whose pretty, fine, sweet, pleasing tunes
All other birds doth far excel.
But if such voices were not dear,
I would my mistress sung so clear.