English Song: Purcell, H. - Cease, O my sad soul from "New Ayres and Dialogues" - arranged for Tenor & String Quartet by Gerald Manning

By: Henry Purcell
For: String quartet
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Composer
Henry Purcell
Year of composition
1678
Arranger
Gerald Manning
Lyricist
From 'New Ayres and Dialogues'
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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ENGLISH SONG: Cease, O my sad soul Music: Henry Purcell From �New Ayres and Dialogues�

By the time of Henry the VIII the English were recognized throughout Europe as a musical nation. Erasmus writes � they excel the whole world in the beauty of their women, their knowledge of music and the excellence of their table.� The folk music of England evolved over the centuries to produce a quintessentially English quality that bore no resemblance to the folk music of any other land. The use of poetry was a powerful influence on the character of the English song and composers continually strove to fit the music closely to the poetry to add pathos to the words.

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