Let us dance, let us sing, Z 627/App3 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2010-02-17).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 192 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes full score and individual parts.

General Information

Title: Let us Dance, let us Sing
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Betterton

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1690
Description: From Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian.

External websites:

  • Free choir training aids for this work are available at Choralia.

Original text and translations

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Let us Dance, let us Sing,
Whilst our Life's in the Spring,
And give all to the great God of Love.
Let us Revel and play,
And rejoyce whilst we may,
Since old Time these delights will remove.