To arms, your ensigns straight display, Z 574/15 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2010-06-10).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 356 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: To arms, your ensigns straight display
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Soprano-Bass duo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1695
Description: From the incidental music to Bonduca.

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Original text and translations

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To Arms, your Ensigns straight display;
Now, set the Battle in array:
The Oracle for War declares,
Success depends upon our Hearts and Spears.