Do not tremble (Orazio Vecchi)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth, to ranges suitable for human voices. If anyone can shed light on the meaning of 'Ieme', it would be appreciated.

General Information

Title: Do not tremble
Composer: Orazio Vecchi

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598

Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598. The composer's name is rendered as Horacio Vechi.

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Original text and translations

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Do not tremble but stand fast, dear heart, and faint not.
Hope well, have well, my sweeting.
Lo where I come to thee with friendly greeting.
Now join with me, thy hand fast.
Lo thy true love salutes thee,
whose Ieme thou art, and so he still reputes thee.