Why should men quarrel, Z 630/4d (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2008-03-12) CPDL #16318: PDF & MIDI files available.
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2008-03-12). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 128 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Why should men quarrel
Composer: Henry Purcell
- 2 alto recorders and basso continuo
First published: 1695
Description: from the prologue to The Indian Queen.
Original text and translations
Why shou'd men quarrel here,
Where all possess as much as they can hope for by success.
None can have most where Nature is so kind,
As to exceed Man's use tho' not his Mind.