Lost is my quiet forever, Z 502 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-29)  CPDL #25557:      (Sibelius 6)
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.

General Information

Title: Lost is my quiet
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Soprano-Bass duo
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1698

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Original text and translations

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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.