Character of a Mistress

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PARENTAL ADVISORY - This song is "rated PG-13" due to the sexually explicit lyrics. Although I have not yet found the original source for these words, they are dated ca. 1550 and as far as I can tell they are authentic Elizabethan song lyrics. Although a number of tunes have been written for this song, none of the tunes I have heard so far have completely captured the madrigal quality of art songs written during this time, so I took a stab at it. It is composed for a solo voice a capella, but a penny whistle or recorder may play the "Fa la la" part in between verses for a more "formal" presentation.

Score ID
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Solo instrument (Voice)
Modern classical music

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