Melting airs soft joys inspire (William Hayes)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2010-04-05). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 52 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
Title: Melting airs soft joys inspire
Composer: William Hayes
First published: 1763
Description: From "A collection of Duets, Rotas, Canons, Catches & Glees selected for, and most respectfully inscribed to, the Members of the Bristol Catch Club, and the Cecilian Society. By the Editor [John Broderip]. 1795". This glee was awarded a Prize Medal by the Catch Club in 1763.
Original text and translations
Melting airs soft joys inspire,
airs for drooping hope to hear.
Melting as a lover’s pray’r
joys to flatter dull despair
and softly sooth the am’rous fire.