Sorrow consumes me (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-01)  CPDL #25517:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright, but transposed up a tone.

General Information

Title: Sorrow consumes me
Composer: George Kirbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 12
Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being O heavens.

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Original text and translations

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Sorrow consumes me, and, instead of rest,
With folded arms I sadly sit and weep,
And if I wink it is for fear to see
The fearful dreams' effects that trouble me.