When flowery meadows (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-01)  CPDL #65988:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A contrafactum of Palestrina's I vaghi fiori.

General Information

Title: When flower meadows
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.76

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Original text and translations

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When flowery meadows deck the year,
And sporting lambkins play,
When spangled fields renewed appear,
And music wakes the day,
Then did my Chloe leave her bower
To hear my amorous lay,
Warmed by my love, she vowed no power
Should lead her heart astray.