"The turtle thus with plaintive crying" [air]

Scope and Content

From: John Christopher Pepusch, The Beggar's Opera

Incipit: "The turtle thus with plaintive crying"

See Air 13 in the 3rd edition of the score (London: John Watts, 1729), a translation of the anonymous "Le printems, rappelle aux armes", from "Pills to Purge Melancholy, vol. I".

Key: C

Tempo: 3/4

Medium: fl(?)