When at Corinna's eyes I gaze (Charles Harford Lloyd)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-09)  CPDL #77156:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 602 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2020-07-10)  CPDL #59659:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-07-10).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: When at Corinna's eyes I gaze
Composer: Charles Harford Lloyd
Lyricist: Charles Harford Lloyd

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 18, no. 498
Description: Dedicated, by permission, to the gentlemen of the Bristol Madrigal Society.

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Original text and translations

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When at Corinna's eyes I gaze,
They burn me, with their dazzling rays.
And when my soule would rise to love,
It falls, as falls the wounded dove.
Kind Pity, ope her fount of teares,
And dim the fires that cause my feares.