A silly sylvan, kissing heav'n-born fire (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2022-01-30)  CPDL #67806:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-01-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 150 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key, for AATTB.
  • (Posted 2011-09-12)  CPDL #24457:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-12).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transposed up a fourth (original key D minor). Revised files uploaded 18/06/19.

General Information

Title: A silly sylvan, kissing heav'n-born fire

Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or AATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 26

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at A silly sylvan.