For love ev'ry creature is form'd, Z 628/30a (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2009-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed from g minor to d minor.

General Information

Title: For Love ev'ry Creature is form'd
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: John Dryden

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1691
    2nd published: 1698 in Orpheus Britannicus (Henry Purcell), Book 1, p. 45
Description: Duet taken from Orpheus Britannicus, published 1721. Originally a verse from the act 4 Passacaille of King Arthur.

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Original text and translations

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For Love ev'ry Creature is form'd by his Nature:
No Joyes are above the pleasures of Love.