Stay, Corydon, thou swain (John Wilbye)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Logo_capella-software_kurz_2011_16x16.png Capella
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2011-09-18)  CPDL #24501:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-18).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 225 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 10/09/21.

General Information

Title: Stay, Corydon, thou swain
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 32
  2nd published: 1851 Novello's Glee Hive no.17
Description: 

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Stay, Corydon, thou swain,
Talk not so soon of dying:
What though thy heart be slain,
What though thy love be flying?
She threatens thee, but dares not strike,
Thy nymph is light and shadow-like;
For if thou follow her, she'll fly from thee;
But if thou fly from her, she'll follow thee.