The nightingale so pleasant and so gay (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2017-04-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 1.66 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. English and French texts provided.
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-02-18).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #31890, with corrections.
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Nightingale so pleasant and so gay / Le Rossignol plaisant et gratieux
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: English
or French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina, Edition 1, no. 43

Description: Published with English text in Musica Transalpina (Nicholas Yonge, London, 1588) and with French text in Le rossignol musical des chansons (Pierre Phalèse, Antwerp, 1597)

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux.