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Oedipus King of Thebes: Music for a While (1692) Z. 583

Oedipus King of Thebes: Music for a While

Music for a while shall all your cares beguile:
Wond’ring how your pains were eas’d,
And disdaining to be pleased,
Till Allecto free the dead from their eternal band,
Till the snakes drop from her head,
And the whip from out her hand.


Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. It is said that he began composing at nine years old. As an adult, he became organist at Westminster Abbey, and later the Chapel Royal.

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