2 Madrigals (1599) - 4 Scores
SATB instruments or SATB voices
Composed by Farmer. Miscellaneous Music. Early Music Library. Choral or Vocal Music. 4 Scores. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.EML0331).
Item Number: MM.EML0331
John Farmer (c 1570 - c 1605) was an English composer, mainly of madrigals. He is probably one of the less well-known composers of the English Madrigal School. He was under the patronage of Earl of Oxford and he dedicated his collection of canons and his late madrigal volume to his patron. Farmers madrigals stand stylistically somewhere between the light-hearted pieces of Morley, and the more serious and intense work of Wilbye or Weelkes. "You II never leave still tossing" begins rather in the vein of a canzonetta, with its repeated notes, and frequent dotted rhythms, but then introduces a highly expressive passage with double suspensions. CONTENTS A little pretty bonny lass You ll never leave still tossing.
- A little pretty bonny lass
- You ll never leave still tossing