Music For a While - No Dia Mundial da Música

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
William Shakespeare (daqui)

O contratenor inglês Alfred Deller (1912-1979), especialista e divulgador da música renascentista e barroca, canta 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 pleas'd
Till Alecto free the dead
From their eternal bands,
Till the snakes drop from her head,
And the whip from out her hands.

Texto de John Dryden (1631-1700) e Nathaniel Lee (1653?-1692)
Música de Henry Purcell (1658?-1695)