Title: Sweeter than roses
Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Free at Art Song Central (PDF files):
- PDF: Sweeter than roses
- Key: Starts in C minor, though there are only two flats in the key signature
- Range: D4 – A♭5
- Source: Six Songs by Henry Purcell
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- Hear a recording at Magnatune
Sweeter than roses, or cool evening breeze
On a warm flowery shore, was the dear kiss,
First trembling made me freeze,
Then shot like fire all o’er.
What magic has victorious love!
For all I touch or see since that dear kiss,
I hourly prove, all is love to me.
- Recmusic.org has the text.