Sweeter than roses, Z 585/1 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Shaun Pirttijarvi (submitted 2013-08-18). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: For soprano in C minor. Please email if you would like a transposition.
- Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 269 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Title: Sweeter Than Roses
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1695 in Six Songs by Henry Purcell
Description: Originally part of the incidental music to Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country.
Original text and translations
Sweeter than roses, or cool evening breeze
On a warm flowery shore, was the dear kiss,
First trembling made me freeze,
Then shot like fire all o’er.
What magic has victorious love!
For all I touch or see since that dear kiss,
I hourly prove, all is love to me.