The shepherd Strephon (John Mundy)
- (Posted 2012-02-27) CPDL #25652:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-27). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 21 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano and Medius for Alto. The underlay is almost completely absent for the lower three parts in the original, so is editorial.
Title: The shepherd Strephon
Composer: John Mundy
Description: This is the 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being Witness, ye heavens
Original text and translations
The shepherd Strephon loved fair Dorida,
The finest shepherd is in all our field,
Whose loyal love, when she would not obey,
Ne by entreaties forced once to yield,
All on his knees unto the seemly saint,
In woeful wise thus gan he make his plaint.