In midst of woods (John Mundy)
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- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-11-13). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: SAATB version
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-28). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius and Medius parts set for Soprano, and Contratenor for Alto. Spelling modernised. Revised files uploaded 13/11/21.
Title: In midst of woods
Composer: John Mundy
Number of voices: 5vv Voicings: SSATB or SAATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 27
Description: This is the 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being The blackbird
Original text and translations
In midst of woods or pleasant grove,
Where all sweet birds do sing,
Methought I heard so rare a sound,
Which made the heavens to ring.
The charm was good, the noise full sweet,
Each bird did play his part,
And I admir’d to hear the same;
Joy sprung into my heart.