Such pleasant boughs (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
- CPDL #62881: (Posted 2021-02-13)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.
Title: Such pleasant boughs
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598
Original text and translations
Such pleasant boughs the world yet never viewed
nor wind did ever move such nowers verdant
as at the first unto my sight were showed,
for that I seeing those her two lamps ardent
for my refuge no better shade did espy
of any green plant that grew under the sky.