Next winter comes slowly, Z 629/36 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2006-01-15)  CPDL #10776:      (Finale 2000)   (Finale 2006)
Editor: Sabine Cassola (submitted 2006-01-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Next winter comes slowly
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: Recorders for SAT trio and bass continuo accompaniment

First published:
Description: From Purcell's opera - The Fairy Queen, Act IV.

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Original text and translations

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Next winter comes slowly,
pale, meager and cold,
First trembling with age,
and then, quivering with cold;
benumb'd with hard frosts,
and with snow cover'd o'er,
benumb'd with hard frosts,
and with snow cover'd o'er,
Prays to the sun to restore him,
prays to the sun to restore him
and sings as before.