Upon the Viol, a Catch (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-12-01). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 422 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: One of three catches on musical Themes in Three Catches from "The Catch Club or Merry Companion…". H.Purcell: A Catch by way of an Epistle, Anon.: A Fiddler and a Fuddler, H.Purcell: Upon the Viol
Title: Upon the Viol, a Catch
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1731 -
Description: Written for men's voices. Z263
Original text and translations
Of all the instruments that are,
None can with the viol compare.
Mark how the strings their order keep,
With a "whet, whet, whet" and a "sweep, sweep, sweep".
But above all, this still abounds,
With a "Zingle, zing" and a "zit zat zounds".