The First Set of English Madrigals (Kirbye, George)

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Bassani (2011/8/31)

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Editor Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright (1864-1944)
Publisher. Info. The Old English Edition, Nos.3-5
London: Joseph Williams, 1891-92.
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General Information

Work Title The First Set of English Madrigalls, to 4. 5. & 6. voyces
Alternative. Title
Composer Kirbye, George
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RISM A/I: K 627
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 21 pieces (originally numbered as 24)
  • 4 voices
1. Lo! Here My Heart I Leave
2. Alas! What Hope of Speeding
3. What can I do, My Dearest
4. Woe am I, My Heart Dies
5. Farewell, My Love
6. Sleep now, My Muse
  • 5 voices
7. Ah Sweet, alas! when First I Saw
8. Mourn now, My Soul
9. Sound out, My Voice (1st part)
She that My Plaints (2nd part)
10. What, Shall I Part thus Unregarded
11. Sorrow Consumes Me (1st part)
O heavens (2nd part)
12. Why Should I Love?
13. Sweet Love, O Cease Thy Flying
14. That Muse which Sung
15. See what a Maze of Error
16. If Pity Range with Beauty
  • 6 voices
17. Ah, Cruel Hateful Fortune
18. I Love, alas, Yet am I not Beloved
19. Must I Part, O My Jewel?
20. Up Then, Melpomene (1st part)
Why Wail We Thus? (2nd part)
21. Sleep now, My Muse and Henceforth Take Thy Rest
First Publication. 1597 - London: Thomas Este
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 4, 5, 6 Voices
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