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Music for a While (with guitar accompaniment)

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By Henry Purcell

Alto Voice, Guitar - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Arranged by David Warin Solomons. Baroque Period. Sheet Music Single. 4 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.19736).

Item Number: S0.19736

Arrangement for alto and classical guitar of the famous song by Purcell.The audio sample is sung by the arranger.

Music, music for a while
Shall all your cares beguile.
Wond'ring, wond'ring
how your pains were eased
And disdaining to be pleased
'Til Alecto free the dead
From their eternal bands
'Til the snakes drop from her head
And the whip,
And the whip from out her hand
Music, music for a while
Shall all your cares beguile.

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  • 5

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  • February 01, 2021 fingering numbers increased in size

    Hi Julian - you should be able to download this new version with fingering more visible

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  • April 02, 2017 Purcell for guitar

    A good transcription. Guitar-friendly key. Only addition could be some fingering suggestions... there appear to be a few but hard to see with normal sized print.

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