Benjamin Cooke
(1734 - 1793)

Cooke : O Venus, regina Cnidi Paphique : illustration

O Venus, regina Cnidi Paphique
Full score (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

If you have any problem obtaining a PDF, please see our help page. If that does not resolve the issue, please click here.
Page 1 of 6
Creative Commons Licence
This work, Cooke : O Venus, regina Cnidi Paphique : scoreid 147423, as published by notAmos Performing Editions, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All relevant attributions should state its URL as Permissions beyond the scope of this licence may be available at
From Cooke's collection Op. 5, edited and issued posthumously by his son, Robert Cooke. 1795.
Lyrics: Horace

O Venus regina Cnidi Paphique
Sperne dilectam Cypron et vocantis
Ture te multo Glycerae decoram
Transfer in aedem.

Fervidus tecum puer et solutis
Gratiae zonis properentque Nymphae
Et parum comis sine te Juventas

Venus, queen of Knidos and Paphos,
quit thy favoured Cyprus and come
to the fine temple of Glycera which
calls you with much incense.

Let the passionate child, the Graces
with their girdles untied, the nymphs,
Youth, all the less attractive without you,
and Mercury hasten with you.