Ah! cruel Amarillis (John Wilbye)

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  • CPDL #24252:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Ah! cruel Amarillis
Composer: John Wilbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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

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Original text and translations

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Ah! cruel Amarillis, since thou tak’st delight
To hear the accents of a doleful ditty,
To triumph still without remorse or pity;
I loathe this life,death must my sorrow right;
And lest vain hope my miseries renew,
Come quickly,death,
‘Reave me of breath,
Ah! cruel Amarillis, adieu.