Lo! here my heart I leave (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2012-01-25)  CPDL #25472:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1891 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, transposed down a major second from the original. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 24/06/19.

General Information

Title: Lo! here my heart I leave
Composer: George Kirbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 1

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Original text and translations

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Lo! here my heart I leave with her remaining,
That never yet did deign to do me pleasure;
And, when I seek to move her with complaining,
She scorns my sighs and tears, alas, past measure.
Sweet love, O turn her heart at last and joy me,
Or else her deep disdain will soon destroy me.