Her air proclaims her sprung from Jove (Theodore Aylward)

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Title: Her air proclaims her sprung from Jove
Composer: Theodore Aylward
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Harpsichord, Violoncello The bass line is for either Violoncello or for Harpsichord (not both).

First published: c. 1790 (n/d)
Description: From "Eight canzonets for two soprano voices, dedicated by permission to their Royal Highnesses Princess Augusta and Princess Elizabeth" (and, one assumes, intended for domestic performance by the Royal Family). The bass line is marked Violoncello or Harpsichord.

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Original text and translations

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Her air proclaims her sprung from Jove,
Her form betrays her Queen of Love,
Her cheek with Hebe's freshness glows,
Her eyes Minerva's mind disclose.
How sweet to hear her warbling song,
What joy to see her move along.
The Virtues all around her shine;
'Twere heav'n itself to call her mine.