If pity range with beauty (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-03)  CPDL #25528:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-03).   Score information: A4, 44 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright, with minor corrections. Revised files uploaded 24/06/19.

General Information

Title: If pity range with beauty
Composer: George Kirbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 18

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Original text and translations

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If pity range with beauty
Then may I be assured
That what my harm procured
Will yield me help of duty:
For wrongful she was never.
Then why should I still in despair persever?