Strike the viol, Z 232/5 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2015-01-13).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 672 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition is based on Orpheus Britannicus. The optional recorder parts are transposed from the original version in Come Ye Sons of Art.

General Information

Title: Strike the Viol, Z 232/5
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: continuo realized for keyboard, guitar, or baroque guitar, plus 2 optional descant recorders

First published: 1694

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Original text and translations

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Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute,
Wake the Harp, Inspire the Flute;
Sing your Patronesse's Praise,
Sing in cheerfull and Harmonious Lays.