This book presents 60 of the very best madrigals for SATB, chosen from the many hundreds of possible candidates. The major composers of the genre are each represented by several madrigals and the lesser figures by one or more.
Contents: Those Sweet Delightful Lilies · All Creature Now · Weep, O Mine Eyes · Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby · This Sweet and Merry Month of May · Though Amaryllis Dance · Come, Gentle Swains · Poor is the Life · Quick, Quick, Away, Dispatch! · No Haste But Good! · Fair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling · Fair Phyllis I Saw · Consture My Meaning · Ah, Dear Heart · Dainty Fine Bird · O That the Learned Poets · The Silver Swan · Trust Not Too Much, Fair Youth · What is our Life? · Come Away, Sweet Love · See What a Maze of Error · April is in my Mistress' Face · Fyer, Fyer! · Hard by a Crystal Fountain · I Love, Alas, I Love Thee · Leave, Alas, This Tormenting · My Bonny Lass She Smileth · Now is the Month of Maying · Sing We and Chant It · Though Philomela Lost Her Love · Whither Away So Fast? · Sleep, Fleshly Birth · Adieu, Ye City-Prisoning Towers · Music Divine · O Yes! Has any Found a Lad? · See, See the Shepherds' Queen · Too Much I Once Lamented · Sweet Suffolk Owl · and many more.