The nightingale (Thomas Bateson)

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  • CPDL #25698:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.

General Information

Title: The nightingale
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Lyricist: Philip Sidney

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 3

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Original text and translations

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The nightingale, so soon as April bringeth
Unto her rested sense a perfect waking,
While late bare earth, proud of new clothing, springeth,
Sings out her woes, a thorn her song-book making;
And mournfully bewailing,
Her throat in tunes expresseth:
What grief her breast oppresseth.