My beloved spake, Z 28 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2014-11-30)   CPDL #33520:       
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-11-30).   Score information: A4, 22 pages, 238 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Novello edition, edited by John E. West, from an autograph score by the composer in the British Museum.

General Information

Title: My beloved spake, Z 28
Composer: Henry Purcell
Source of text: Song of Solomon 2:10-13,16a

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATBB (SATB)
Genre: SacredVerse anthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ


Description: ATBB verse, with SATB chorus.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

10  My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11  For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13  The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
16a  My beloved is mine, and I am His: