The Blessed Virgin's expostulation

Song TitleThe Blessed Virgin's expostulation (Search)
Composer(s):Henry Purcell
Author(s):Nahum Tate
Keyword(s) & Features: Angels; Beguiling; Birth; Blessed; Calling; Caressing; Cruel; Darling; Daughters; Deserts; Desperate; Devoted; Devotion; Doubts; Dramatic; Dreams; Eyes; Fair; Faith; Familial Love; Farewell; Flattering; Footsteps; Gabriel; God; Herod; Holy Virgin; Hope; Jesus; Judah; Kingdom of Judah; Longing; Love; Mary; Melismas; Mothers; Pitying; Questioning; Questions; Recitative; Religious; Sacred; Savages; Souls; Sweet; Telling; Tigers; Tyrants; Visions; Wilderness; Wonder; Wondering
First LineTell me, some pitying angel (Search)
Average Duration7:15 (Search)
Year of composition 1693 (Search) Published
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Larger WorkHarmonia Sacra (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Catalog DesignationZ 196 (Search)
Range: D#4 - G5 (Search)
Original KeyB minor (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceCan be performed with harpsichord, continuo, lute (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Benjamin Britten wrote a realization to this piece. (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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