English Renaissance Music. By Lissy Gulick. Overview.
By Lissy Gulick
(example 1: Gloria from a mass by Byrd).
a consort of shawms
"Alas, my love, you do me wrong
To cast me off discourteously,
For I have loved you oh so long/
Delighting in your company.
Greensleeves was all my joy; Greensleeves was my delight.
Greensleeves, my heart of gold, And all for my lady Greensleeves."
(There are many variants.)