When flowery meadows (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
- 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.
First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.76
Original text and translations
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.