Melting airs soft joys inspire (William Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2010-04-05).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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: Melting airs soft joys inspire
Composer: William Hayes

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1763
Description: From "A collection of Duets, Rotas, Canons, Catches & Glees selected for, and most respectfully inscribed to, the Members of the Bristol Catch Club, and the Cecilian Society. By the Editor [John Broderip]. 1795". This glee was awarded a Prize Medal by the Catch Club in 1763.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Melting airs soft joys inspire,
airs for drooping hope to hear.

Melting as a lover’s pray’r
joys to flatter dull despair
and softly sooth the am’rous fire.