Crowned with flowers (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2004-11-09)  CPDL #08490:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-11-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 128 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Nov 08, correcting a number of errors.

General Information

Title: Crowned with flowers
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 22

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Original text and translations

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Crowned with flowres I saw faire Amarillis
by Thirsis sit, hard by a fount of Christall
And with her hand more white then snow or Lillies
On sand shee wrote, my faith shall be immortall
And sodainely a storme of winde and weather
Blew all her faith and sand away together.