So lovely is thy dear self (John Bennet)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-04)  CPDL #66049:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 133 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: So lovely is thy dear self
Composer: John Bennet
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599 in Madrigals for Four Voices, no. 3
  2nd published: 1853 novello's Glee Hive no.80

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Original text and translations

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So lovely/gracious is thy dear self, so fair, so framèd,
That he that sees thee without a heart enflamèd;
Either he lives not, or love's delights he knows not.