When as the mavis sweetly sings (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2009-05-01)  CPDL #19364:  Network.png PDF, Midi & Overture
Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2009-05-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2004-02-20)  CPDL #06772:  Network.png
Editor: John D. Smith (submitted 2004-02-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scores listed alphabetically by composer. All scores available in Scorch format, some are also available as PDF files.

General Information

Title: The Mavis
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1. When as the mavis sweetly sings,
rapture and love his notes inspire;
as nestward now his way, he sings,
his way he wings, his blissful song shall never tire.

2. His loveborn carrol he repeats,
when to his mate he finds his way;
who list’ning, welcomes him and greets
who list’ning greets, his coming long’d for all the day.