Like as from heaven (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-12)  CPDL #43080:         
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General Information

Title: Like as from heaven
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina, Edition 1, no. 24
Description: The second part of I saw my lady weeping.

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Original text and translations

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Like as from heaven the dew full softly showering
Doth fall, and so refresh both fields and closes,
Filling the parched flowers with sap and savour,
So while she bathed the violets and the roses
Upon her lovely cheeks so freshly flowering,
The Spring renewed his force with her sweet favour.