Ah, cruel hateful fortune (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #11633: Network.png
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-05-07).   Copyright: GnuGPDL
Edition notes: All pieces listed alphabetically under composer's name
  • CPDL #10132: Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 V. M. Brennan

General Information

Title: Ah, cruel hateful Fortune
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1597


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Original text and translations

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Ah! Cruel, hateful Fortune!
now must I Death importune,
since that I am of all my Hope deprived,
nor but for Sorrow had my soul survived,
only this hope doth rest for my contentment,
that Fortune, tir'd, will yield me some amendment.