Hark, hear you not? (Oriana's Epitaph) (Thomas Bateson)

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General Information

Title: Hark, hear ye not? (Oriana's Epitaph)
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1604

Description: No. 22 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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Hark, hear you not a heav'nly harmony?
Is't Jove, think you, that plays upon the Spheres?
Heav'ns, is not this heav'nly melody?
Where Jove himself a part in music bears.
Now comes in a choir of nightengales.
Mark how the Nymphs and shepherds of the dales,
how all do join together in the praise
of Orianae's life and happy days.
Then sing ye shepherds and Nymphs of Diana,
in heav'n lives Oriana.