Crown the altar, deck the shrine, Z 321/6 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2010-02-09).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 516 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Crown the altar, deck the shrine
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Nahum Tate

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1693

Description: From the Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693), Celebrate this festival.

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Original text and translations

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Crown the Altar, deck the Shrine;
Behold the Bright Seraphick throng
Prepare our Harmony to join.