Hard by a crystal fountain (Thomas Morley)
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Title: Hard by a Crystal Fountain
Composer: Thomas Morley
Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1601 in The Triumphs of Oriana, no. 23
Original text and translations
Hard by a crystal fountain,
Oriana the Bright lay down asleeping.
The birds they finely chirped, the winds were stilled;
sweetly with these accenting the air was filled.
This is that Fair, whose head a crown deserveth,
which Heav'n for her reserveth.
Leave, shepherds, your lambs keeping,
upon the barren mountain,
and nymphs attend on her and leave your bowers,
for she the shepherd's life maintains and yours.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana:
Long live fair Oriana!