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Pills to Purge Melancholy (Complete Set)

Composer
Year of composition
1988
Lyricist
anon.
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

A collection of the best merry ballads and songs fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either male or female voice and piano.

The texts of these five songs are taken from Thomas D’Urfey’s Wit and Mirth: or, Pills to Purge Melancholy, of 1719-20. D’Urfey is known to have written some of the songs himself, others he collected.

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