Hence, Care, Thou art too Cruel for string quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, 1 cello or 2 violins,1 viola, 2 cellos)



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.

(for string quintets with 2 violas and 1 cello I have also included an optional Viola II part in lieu of Cello I)