In midst of woods (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #25665:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 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. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: In midst of woods
Composer: John Mundy

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

Language: English
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

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Original text and translations

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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.