The Silver Swan (1619)

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Composer:Gibbons, Orlando (1583-1625), English
First Line:The silver swan, who, living, had no note
Genre:Renaissance / Elizabethan
Instruments:5-part chorus
Submitter:Hicks, Grant
Email:ghicks02 (e-mail)
One of the loveliest of a lovely genre, the English madrigal. The text is apparently anonymous but its seriousness is
characteristic of the texts Gibbons chose for his only book of madrigals.