Soft notes and gently raised, Z 510 (Henry Purcell)

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Full score

  • CPDL #07160:        (Finale 2000)
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2004-06-08).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 444 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: full score, recorder, vocal, cello parts available separately. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

Parts

  • CPDL #07161:      (Finale 2000)
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2004-06-08).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 448 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: recorder, vocal, cello parts, Finale files zipped together. Full score also available separately.

General Information

Title: A Serenading Song
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Tenor-Bass duo
Genre: SecularCantata

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble (2 recorders, cello, basso continuo)

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Original text and translations

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Solo Tenor:
Soft notes, and gently rais'd,
Let some harsh sound the fair Corinna's Rest do rudely Wound;
Diffuse a Peaceful Calmness through each Part,
touch all The Springs of a soft Virgin's Heart.
Tune ev'ry Pulse and kindle all her Blood,
and svell the Torrent of the living Flood;
glide thro' her Dreams, and o're her Fancy move,
and Stir up, Stir up all the Images of Love.

Symphony for two flutes

Solo Tenor:
Thus feeble Man does his advantage take,
to gain in Sleep what he must lose awake,
when Night and shades shut up Corinna's Charms,
Then is the prop'rest time to take up Arms:
But Night and Shades he Beauties can't conceal.
Night has peculiar Graces to reveal.

Chorus:
Ten thousand, thousand Raptures do attend,
Ten thousand thousand Raptures do attend this time,
too strong for Fancy, too strong for Fancy and too full,
and too full, and too full, and too full for Rhime;
Too strong for Fancy and too full for Rhime.
Too strong for Fancy and too full for Rhime.