Why runs away my love? (Michael East)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-07)  CPDL #31860:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2011-08-12)  CPDL #24144:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on 10162, with minor alterations to time signatures. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2005-11-15)  CPDL #10162:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan

General Information

Title: Why runs away my love?
Composer: Michael East

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Part 1 of 2 part madrigal, part 2 is Why do you seek by flight?

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Original text and translations

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Why runs away my love, from me disdaining,
and too cruel leaves me here complaining,
yet, O, ne'er think by flight me to remove,
men are not where they live, but where they love.