Thomas Weelkes' madrigal As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending. Compiled in 1601 by Thomas Morley as part of a collection of madrigals entitled 'The Triumphs of Oriana'. A textbook example of word painting with the music.
Ripped from a live recording of the King's Singers.
And yes, I am well aware it is not being sung in G minor as indicated by the score!
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Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) was an important English composer in the late Renaissance period. I...