If music be the food of love

$9.04 David Warin Solomons Henry Purcell

Instruments: Guitar, Flute
Key: D minor
Genres: Classical
Published by: dwsolo
Publish Date: 09/01/2020
Total pages: 3
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Instruments Guitar, Flute
Key D minor
Genres Classical
Publish Date 09/01/2020
Published by dwsolo
Total pages 3
Price $9.04
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Words by Colonel Henry Heveningham (1651-1700), using the first few words from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as a starting point. Henry Purcell made several settings of these words.

This is my D minor arrangement of one of them.

Versions are available for flute/cor anglais/viola/clarinet/low voice and piano
and for flute/cor anglais/viola/clarinet/low voice and guitar

If Music be the food of love
sing on,sing on till
I am fill'd with joy:
For then my list'ning soul you move
to pleasures that can never cloy.
your eyes,your mien, your tongue declare
that you are music ev'ry where
Pleasures invade both eye and ear
so fierce the transports are they wound,
and all my senses feasted are,
tho' yet the treat is only sound.
Sing on, fair nymph, enchant me still;
such charms may wound, they can not kill.

The mp3 is an electronic audio preview