One of my favorite English Madrigal composers that I don't know very many pieces by is John Wilbye. So when I was looking for pieces to play for our May performance, I checked to see if he'd written any good Spring music, and Sweet
honey-sucking bees is what the Oxford Book of English Madrigals produced.
It's an odd set of ranges -- by modern choral part standards, the original key (as presented here) is SSAAB, with the Alto parts both on the low side. The Oxford book and the other online versions transpose this down a step, making the two original Alto parts into very high tenor parts rather than very low alto parts.
If we end up performing it, we may use a different transposition, with a more reasonable range for the tenors, but we sightread it last night in the original key.