I languish to complain me (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
- CPDL #62883: (Posted 2021-02-13)
- Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 68 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth.
Title: I languish to complain me
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598
Original text and translations
I languish to complain me with ghastly grief tormented.
I stand amazed to see you discontented.
Better I to hold my peace and covertly to stop my breath,
than cause my sorrows to increase and work my death.