Hark! how the songsters of the grove, Z 632/2 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-03-24).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: Hark! how the songsters of the grove
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Shadwell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble (2 alto recorders & basso continuo)

First published: 1694

Description: from Timon of Athens, The Man Hater (1694)

External websites: http://www.drdrbill.com/music.html

Original text and translations

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Hark! hark! how the Songsters of the Grove;
Sing, Sing Anthems to the God of Love.
Hark! hark! how each Amarous winged pair,
with Love's great Praises fill the Air;
On ev'ry side the Charming sound
does from the hollow Woods rebound.