Now flowres (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editors: Greg Lindahl and Bernard Roth (submitted 2001-06-06).   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Now Flowres
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 2
Description: One voice only.

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Original text and translations

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Now flowres your odours breath,
And all the ayre perfume,
Grow in this honor'd wreath,
And with no stormes consume.

Hayle and welcome her
Thou glorie of our greene,
Receive this flowrie Spheare
And bee the Shepheards Queene.

O kneele and doe her homage now
O now that cals our hearts like fate
Now rise, your humble bosomes bow,
And leade her to her state.