My breast I'll set upon a silver stream (John Ward)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-11)   CPDL #50491:         
Editor: Robert Bolyard (submitted 2018-07-11).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #9281 and #25333, with note correction from discussion page. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #25333:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #9281. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #09281:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My breast I'll set upon a silver stream
Composer: John Ward

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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My breast I'll set upon a silver stream,
and swim unto Elysium's lily fields:
There in Ambrosian trees, I'll write a theme,
Of all the woeful sighs my sorrow yields.
A heavy, sad and swanlike song sing I,
To ease my heart awhile before I die.