Return fond muse, Z 321/12 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-03-24).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Return fond Muse
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble: 2 alto recorders, bass recorder and basso continuo

First published: 1693

Description: From the Birthday Ode, Celebrate this Festival.

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Original text

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Return fond Muse, the thoughts of War,
on this auspicious day, forbear,
when Britain should her Joy proclaim,
and to disarm approaching harm.