Mourn now, my soul (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #25506:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright, with one minor alteration to bass, to make bar 38 match the identical figure in bar 32. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Mourn now, my soul
Composer: George Kirbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 8


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Original text and translations

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Mourn now, my soul, with anguish of my pain:
Cross’d are my joys which hope did ever give;
Dry are mine eyes with shedding tears in vain;
Dead is my heart which never more can live;
Hard are my torments, living thus in grief;
Harder yet her heart that yieldeth no relief.