Hark! The echoing air a triumph sings, Z 629/48 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2009-07-22)  CPDL #19833:  Network.png
Editor: William Long (submitted 2009-07-22).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The recorder parts were added by the arranger and the song may be performed perfectly well without them.

General Information

Title: Hark! The Ecchoing Air a Triumph Sings
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo realized for keyboard, guitar, or baroque guitar, plus two optional soprano recorders

First published: 1702 in Orpheus Britannicus (Henry Purcell), Book 2, p. 18

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Original text

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Hark! the ecch'ing Air a triumph sings,
And all around pleas'd Cupids clap their wings.