How art thou thralled (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-28)   CPDL #47095:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: How art thou thralled
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1612 No. 7 from the The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets

Description: 1st part. 2nd part is Farewell all joys.

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Original text and translations

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How art thou thralled, O poor despised creature,
Since by creation nature made thee free?
O traitorous eyes, to gaze so on her feature,
That quits with scorn thy dear lost liberty.