Drink to me only with thine eyes (Elizabeth Turner)

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  • CPDL #33096:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2014-10-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The flute part in D major has not been reproduced as the flute was a transposing instrument in the 18th Century, whereas now the flute need only follow the left hand staff of the harpsichord part.
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General Information

Title: Drink to me only with thine eyes
Composer: Elizabeth Turner
Lyricist: Ben Jonson

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

Language: English
Instruments: Harpsichord

Instruments: Flute

Published: 1756

Description: An elegant setting of Jonson's poem with an entirely different melody from that used in the later setting by Callcott.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Drink to me only with thine eyes.