Love shooting among many (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-31)  CPDL #24063:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformatting of #14895 which, because of the range of the alto part, is really more SSTB than SATB. This version transposed a major 3rd down. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 02/02/19.
  • (Posted 2007-09-10)  CPDL #14895:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2005-11-12)  CPDL #10086:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-12).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Love shooting among many
Composer: Giles Farnaby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, or SSTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 13
Description: Part 1 of 2 part madrigal (part 2 is Love shooting at another).

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Original text and translations

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Love shooting among many,
by chance he hit not any
because the shaft rebounded,
and Love himself was wounded.
When Psyche saw the dart had missed her,
she smiled and said that all the gods had blessed her.