Such pleasant boughs (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.

General Information

Title: Such pleasant boughs
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Lyricist:

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598

Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598

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Original text and translations

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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.