Down from above (Thomas Bateson)

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  • CPDL #23877:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 02/02/17. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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General Information

Title: Down from above
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1604

Description: No. 9 from The First Set of English Madrigals to 3, 4, 5, and 6 voices (Thomas Bateson)

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Original text and translations

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Down from above falls Jove in rain,
Into fair Danae's lap amain,
She starts thereat, she starts thereat,
Yet lamblike still,
At last performeth all his will,
Both high and low such golden gifts,
Will put their conscience to the shift.