Sheet Music: Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying

TitleShepherd, shepherd leave decoying
from King Arthur
Alternate titlesPipes are sweet on summer's day
Opus numberZ. 628
ComposerHenry Purcell (1659–1695)
InstrumentationTwo Flutes and Piano
KeyF minor
RangeE♮4–F5
Time signature4/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-08-31
Last updated2015-08-31
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Baroque, Opera excerpts

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Monday 31 August 2015

Tune of the Day: Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying

from Purcell's “King Arthur”, arranged for two flutes and keyboard

This playful duet is sung by two shepherdesses in Act II of Henry Purcell's 1691 semi-opera King Arthur. It is also known as “Pipes are sweet on summer's day”.

Thanks to Anna for suggesting this piece!