Here the deities approve, Z 339/3 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2010-06-10).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 356 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition has been transposed down from E minor, its key in Orpheus Britannicus, to A minor.

General Information

Title: Here the deities approve
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1683
    2nd published: 1698 in Orpheus Britannicus (Henry Purcell), Book 1, p. 227
Description: Originally from the ode Welcome to all the Pleasures, this version of the song comes from Orpheus Britannicus.

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Original text and translations

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Here the Deities approve,
The God of Musick and of Love,
All the Talents they have lent you,
All the Blessings they have sent you,
Pleas'd to see what they be-stow,
Live and thrive so well below.