Charon the peacefull shade invites, Z 627/6 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2008-03-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Charon the peacefull shade invites
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo with 2 alto recorders.

First published: 1690

Description: From the semi-opera, Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian.

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Original text and translations

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Charon the peacefull Shade invites,
He hastes to waft him o're,
Give him all necessary Rites;
To land him on the shoare.