Unto our flocks, sweet Corolus (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-01)  CPDL #52763:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed to F minor.
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General Information

Title: Unto our flocks, sweet Corolus
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Unto our flocks, sweet Corolus,
our bagpipe song now carol thus:
Fa la la la la la.

Whilst flocks and herds be grazing,
let us our rest be praising
Fa la la la la la.

To teach our flocks their wonted bounds,
on bagpipes play the shepherds' grounds:
Fa la la la la la.

The tender lambs with bleating,
will help our joyful meeting.
Fa la la la la la.

German.png German translation

Unseren Herden, süßer Corolus,
singe nun so unser Sackpfeifen-Lied,

während die Herden grasen,
lass uns unser Ruhen preisen.

Unsere Herden ihre gewohnten Gemarkungen zu lehren,
bespielen unsere Dudelsäcke der Hirten Grund,

die zarten Lämmchen werden mit Blöken
unsere frohe Zusammenkunft unterstützen.