The nightingale so pleasant and so gay (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-30)  CPDL #44304:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2017-04-30).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 1.66 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. English and French texts provided.
  • (Posted 2017-02-18)  CPDL #43188:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-02-18).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #31890, with corrections.
  • (Posted 2014-05-07)  CPDL #31890:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
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General Information

Title: The Nightingale so pleasant and so gay / Le Rossignol plaisant et gratieux
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I

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

Language: English
or French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1588 in Musica Transalpina, Edition 1, no. 43
Description: Published with English text in Musica Transalpina (Nicholas Yonge, London, 1588) and with French text in Le rossignol musical des chansons (Pierre Phalèse, Antwerp, 1597)
For the original version with french text see the edition #44304 or Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Le rossignol plaisant et gratieux.