Sound trumpet sound, beat ev'ry drum (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2010-06-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 205 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sound, trumpet, sound, beat ev'ry drum
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published:

Description: NB.This appears not to be part of the 1687 Birthday Ode for King James II, as the pdf implies.

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Original text and translations

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Sound, trumpet, sound, beat ev'ry drum
Till it be known in Christendom
This is the knell of fallen Rome.