Sweeter than roses, Z 585/1 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-18)  CPDL #29872:       
Editor: Shaun Pirttijarvi (submitted 2013-08-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: For soprano in C minor. Please email if you would like a transposition.
  • (Posted 2008-06-10)  CPDL #17172:  Network.png
Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10).  Score information: A4, 8 pages, 269 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Sweeter Than Roses
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Unknown

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1695 in Six Songs by Henry Purcell
Description: Originally part of the incidental music to Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country.

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Original text and translations

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Sweeter than roses, or cool evening breeze
On a warm flowery shore, was the dear kiss,
First trembling made me freeze,
Then shot like fire all o’er.
What magic has victorious love!
For all I touch or see since that dear kiss,
I hourly prove, all is love to me.