Lady, when I behold your passions (Giles Farnaby)

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  • CPDL #24062:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #14894, transposed down a major 3rd. At the original key, the madrigal is really SSTB. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 02/02/19.
  • CPDL #14894:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-10).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan

General Information

Title: Lady, when I behold your passions
Composer: Giles Farnaby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB or SSTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 19

Description: "Danube" needs to be pronounced Dan-u-bee.

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Original text and translations

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Lady, when I behold your passions,
so divers and so oft constrained,
up on such slight or no occasions,
as though you were with grief sore pained,
I enter into these persuasions:
A man might sail from Trent unto Danube,
and yet not find so strange a piece as you be.