John Wilbye Sheet Music

  • Born
    fl. 7th March 1574
  • Died
    c. September 1638
  • Birthplace
    England

John Wilbye was an English madrigal composer. The son of a tanner, he was born at Brome, Suffolk, near Diss, and received the patronage of the Cornwallis family of Brome Hall. Wilbye was employed for decades at Hengrave Hall, near Bury St. Edmunds, where he seems to have been recruited in the 1590s by Elizabeth Cornwallis who was married to the property's owner, Sir Thomas Kitson (or Kytson). The Kitsons also had a long association with the composer Edward Johnson, who was more than twenty years older than Wilbye, and began working at Hengrave in the 1570s.

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Ah, Cannot Sighes, nor Teares Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Alas, What a Wretched Life is This Madrigal Solo voice(s)
And Though My Love Abounding Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Cruell, Behold My Heavie Ending Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Dispightfull Thus unto My Selfe Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Draw on, Sweet Night Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Dye Hapless Man! Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Flora Gave Mee Fairest Flowers Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Fly Love, Aloft Madrigal Solo voice(s)
I Alwaies Beg Madrigal Solo voice(s)
I Fall, I Fall, O Stay Mee Madrigal Solo voice(s)
I Soung Sometimes My Thoughts and Fancies Pleasure Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Lady, When I Beehold for 6 voices Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Lady, Your Words doe Spight Mee Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Long Have I Made these Hils and Valleys Weary Madrigal Solo voice(s)
My Throte is Sore Madrigal Solo voice(s)
O Wretched Man Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Of Joys and Pleasing Paines Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Softly, O Softly Drop Mine Eyes Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Stay Coridon Thou Swaine Madrigal Solo voice(s)
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Forms Madrigal