Thursday, 8 October 2015

Thomas Morley - April is in my mistress' face

A video of the famous madrigal




Artist: The Douglas Frank Chorale
Composer: Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602)

Soprano: Sara Botkin, Melissa Raymond, Cynthia Shaw
Alto: Grace Check, Ariane Reinhart
Tenor: Thom Baker, Marcos Vigil
Bass: Steve Friedman, Gregg Lauterbach, Mark Sullivan

'Now is the Month of Maying' by the same composer soon ... :)

The same song with vocal score


Lyrics in English

April is in my mistress' face,
And July in her eyes hath place;
Within her bosom is September,
But in her heart a cold December.


Lyrics in Italian:

Aprile è nel viso della mia amata,
E Luglio trova spazio nei suoi occhi;
Nel suo petto è Settembre,
Ma nel suo cuore un freddo Dicembre.

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