The Fauns and Satyrs tripping (Thomas Tomkins)
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Title: Fauns and satyrs tripping, The
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SSATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1601 in The Triumphs of Oriana, no. 10
Original text and translations
The Fauns and Satyrs tripping,
with lively Nymphs of fresh, cool brooks and fountains,
and those of woods and mountains:
Like Roes, came nimbly skipping,
by signs their mirth unripping,
My fair Queen, they presented with Amaltheas twenty
brimful of wealthy plenty,
and still to give, frequented,
with bare gifts not contented.
The demigods pray to the Gods supernal;
Her life, Her wealth, Her fame may be eternal.
Then sang the shepherds and Nymphs of Diana:
long live fair Oriana!