See what a maze of error (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-10-09)  CPDL #24690:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-10-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1891 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, but with the dynamics from #10135 added. Files updated 03/03/17.
  • (Posted 2006-09-20)  CPDL #12661:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-09-20).   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2005-11-15)  CPDL #10135:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: See what a maze of error
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 17

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Original text and translations

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See what a maze of error,
and labyrinth of terror
my love hath traced.
Wretched I, whom love paineth,
and true faith only gaineth
hope utterly disgraced,
and by disdain defaced.