How great delight (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • CPDL #19897:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2009-08-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: How great delight
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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How great delight from those sweet lips I taste
Whether I hear them speak, or feel them kiss!
Only this want I have, that being graced
With one of them, the other straight I miss.
Love, since thou canst do wonders, heap my blisses
And grant her kissing words, or speaking kisses.