Mark how the Lark and Linnet sing (John Blow)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-04)  CPDL #38056:           
Editor: Tulipo Petressian (submitted 2016-01-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: source: J. Heptinstall for Henry Playford, London, 1696, as found on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: Mark how the Lark and Linnet sing
Composer: John Blow
Lyricist: John Dryden

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Countertenor duo
Genre: SecularOde

Language: English
Instruments: 2 flutes and continuo

First published: 1696
Description: from: An Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell;

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Original text and translations

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Mark how the Lark and Linnet sing:
with rival notes
they strain their warbling throats
to welcome in the spring.