Music for a while, Z 583/2 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Simon Shaw (submitted 2019-09-10). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 400 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Arrangement in Gm for SATB and optional keyboard (and cello) continuo accompaniment - see second score.
- Editor: Giuseppe Schinaia (submitted 2009-10-18). Score information: A4 (landscape), 5 pages, 168 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Contributed by Marie Ange.
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2008-03-18). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 100 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Transposed from C minor to A minor.
First published: 1692
Description: From the incidental music for Oedipus.
Original text and translations
Music for a while,
Shall all your Cares beguile,
Wond'ring how your Pains were eas'd,
And disdaining to be pleas'd,
Till Alecto free the Dead,
From their Eternal Band;
Till the Snakes drop from her Head;
and the Whip from out her Hand.