Breathe soft ye winds (William Paxton)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-11-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Breathe soft ye winds
Composer: William Paxton
Lyricist: Ambrose Philips

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1775

Description: From "A Collection of Glees and Catches", London, c.1775 N.B. "Breathe soft ye winds" is often but erroneously attributed to Stephen Paxton, William's brother, also a 'cellist and writer of glees. The source of the confusion arises from the inclusion of six of William's glees in "A collection of glees and catches", the remainder (and sizeable majority) of which is devoted to Stephen's compositions.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Breathe soft, ye winds.