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Campion : Fair, If You Expect Admiring - A flat Major
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Fair, If You Expect Admiring - A flat Major

Campion, Thomas (1567-1620)

A charming English Renaissance song by Campion (Intermediate)!   

Pdf sheet music download for Voice (1/6 : Highest) and piano  

Vocal Range : Eb4 to F5 (C4 = middle C)

This sheet music is available for :

Includes : One score (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 4/12

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Program Notes on Fair, If You Expect Admiring - A flat Major by Campion :

This song Fair, If You Expect Admiring was composed by Thomas Campion during the Renaissance period.

It was first published in 1601 as no. 11 in Philip Rosseter's A Booke of Ayres.

The song Fair, If You Expect Admiring was originally composed for voice and lute.

This score is an arrangement for voice and piano.

It is set in the key of A flat Major.

The vocal range is Eb4 to F5 (C4 = middle C).

For your greater enjoyment, this score contains the complete lyrics in English (2 verses).

In order to accommodate all vocal ranges, this song is available in the following keys :
  • G Major : vocal range : D4 to E5
  • A flat Major : vocal range : Eb4 to F5
  • E flat Major : vocal range : Bb3 to C5

Sources :

Thomas Campion, Miscellaneous Renaissance Songs

Associated collections :

A Booke of Ayres     Love Songs for Very High Voice (Intermediate)     Renaissance Songs for Very High Voice (Intermediate)    

Sheet music details :


(Faire If You Expect Admiring)
ComposerCampion, Thomas (1567-1620) Opus/catalog numberFair, If You Expect Admiring
MovementsSong Composition/First publicationRenaissance
InstrumentationVoice (1/6 : Highest) and piano StyleRenaissance (1453-1600)
KeyA flat Major Duration01:32
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 4/12

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Fair, If You Expect Admiring

1. Fair, if you expect admiring,
Sweet, if you provoke desiring,
Grace dear love with kind requiting.
Fond, but if thy sight be blindness,
False, if thou affect unkindness,
Fly both love and love's delighting.
Then when hope is lost and love is scorned,
I'll bury my desires, and quench the fires that ever yet in vain have burned.

2. Fates, if you rule lovers' fortune,
Stars, if men your powers importune,
Yield relief by your relenting.
Time, if sorrow be not endless,
Hope made vain, and pity friendless,
Help to ease my long lamenting.
But if griefs remain still unredressed,
I'll fly to her again, and she for pity to renew my hopes distressed.

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