Cold winter's ice is fled and gone (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-17)  CPDL #20852:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Cold winter's ice is fled and gone
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Cold winter's ice is fled and gone,
And summer brags on ev'ry tree.
The redbreast peeps amid the throng
Of wood-born birds that wanton be.
Each one forgets what they have been,
And so doth Phyllis, summer's queen.