You pretty flowers (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-23)  CPDL #79252:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-02-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on Stainer and Bell's edition, transposed down a tone and bar-lines removed.
  • (Posted 2011-08-05)  CPDL #24096:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on #7738. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 04/02/17.
  • (Posted 2008-02-15)  CPDL #16009:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2008-02-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2004-08-09)  CPDL #07738:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2004-08-09).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: You pretty flowers
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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You pretty flowers that smile for summer's sake,
pull in your heads before my wat'ry eyes
do turn the meadows to a standing lake,
by whose untimely floods your glory dies,
for lo, my heart resolved to moist'ning air,
feeding mine eyes, redoubles tear for tear.