Alas, alas! where is my love (Thomas Bateson)
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- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-09). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 88 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploadd 28/01/19.
Title: Alas, alas! where is my love
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SSATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 18
Original text and translations
Alas, alas! where is my love, where is my sweeting,
That hath stolen away my heart? God send us meeting!
That, renewing my lament with friendly greeting,
She may release my smart, and all my weeping:
But if my sight she fly
Till, heart broke, I die,
My grievèd ghost with shrieks and dreadful crying,
Always about her flying,
Shall murmur out complaining,
To be reveng’d of all her deep disdaining.