Now Phoebus sinketh in the west

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NOW PHOEBUS SINKETH IN THE WEST. English, Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCC. Mask of Comus (1738) was a highly successful masque in three acts by composer Thomas Arne [1] (1710-1778). The work uses a libretto by John Dalton that is based on John Milton's 1634 masque of the same name. The work premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on March 4th, 1738, and ran for more than seventy years in London.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1853; p. 167.

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