Hence, Care, Thou art too Cruel for recorder quintet (soprano or sopranino, 2 altos, tenor, bass)



Instrumental arrangement of a madrigal by Thomas Weelkes

Hence, Care! Thou art too cruel,
Music, sick man’s jewel.
Fa la la la.
His force had well nigh slain me,
but thou must now sustain me.
Fa la la la.

The soprano recorder part would also be playable on a sopranino if preferred.