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
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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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!