Lost is my quiet forever, Z 502 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Will Pargeter (submitted 2012-02-06). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 233 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed and vaguely extemporised by ear, because I wanted the score myself. All mistakes are, of course, intentional. Written down a Semi, so it will sound near baroque pitch even when played by a lazy Pianist.
Title: Lost is my quiet
Composer: Henry Purcell
Number of voices: 2vv Voicing: Soprano-Bass duo
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: Basso continuo
First published: 1698
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Original text and translations
Lost is my quiet for ever,
Lost is life's happiest part;
Lost all my tender endeavours,
To touch an insensible heart.
But tho' my Despair is past curing,
And much undeserv'd is my fate,
I'll show by a patient enduring
My love is unmov'd as her hate.