Enforced by love and fear (Robert Parsons)
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- Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2018-06-04). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 40 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Version for voice with 4 viols' accompagnment.
- Editor: George Steel (submitted 2005-09-14). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 73 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Enforced by love and fear
Composer: Robert Parsons
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Countertenor solo
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: Viol consort
Manuscript 1580 in Dow Partbooks, no. 119
Original text and translations
Enforced by love and fear,
to please and not offend
Within the words you willed me write,
A message must I send.
A woeful errand, sure,
A wretched man must write
A wretched tale a woeful head
beseemeth to indite.