Death hath deprived me (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • CPDL #24677:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-10-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformatting of #12264, transposed up a minor third. Arranged for SSAATB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #12264:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-08-10).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan

General Information

Title: Death hath deprived me
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATBB or SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigalLament

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 26

Description: Elegy for Thomas Morley

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Original text and translations

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Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend,
My dearest friend is dead and laid in grave,
In grave he rests until the world shall end
As end must all things have.
All things must have an end that Nature wrought,
Must unto dust be brought.