Nymphs and shepherds come away, Z 600/1 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2008-09-14). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 96 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Nymphs and shepherds come away
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Shadwell
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: Secular, Aria
Instruments: Basso continuo realized for keyboard, guitar, or baroque guitar
First published: 1692
2nd published: 1706 in Orpheus Britannicus (Henry Purcell), Book 1, p. 234
Description: From the incidental music to The Libertine".This arrangement is based on the version of the song found in "Orpheus Britannicus", a collection of songs published shortly after Purcell's death.
Nymphs and Shepherds come away,
In the Groves let's sport and play,
For this, this is Floras Holy day.
Sacred to ease and happy Love,
to Dancing, to Musick, and to Poetry:
Your Flocks may now securely rove,
whilst you express your Jollity.