Since the toils and hazards of war, Z 627/13b (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-03-25).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Since the toils and hazards of war
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Betterton

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

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble (2 alto recorders & basso continuo)

First published: 1690
Description: From Dioclesian, Act II.

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Original text and translations

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Since the toils and the hazards of War's at an end,
the pleasures of Love should succeed 'em,
the fair should present what the Senators send,
and compleat what they've decreed 'em.

With Dances and Songs,
with Tambours and Flutes,
let the Maids show their Joy as they meet 'em;
with Cimbals and Harps,
with Viols and Lutes
let the Husbands and true Lovers greet 'em.