Henry Purcell (1659-1695) held numerous appointments at the Royal Court and Westminster Abbey, and is considered by many to be the greatest ever English-born composer. His prolific work covered all fields: orchestral, ecclesiastical, operatic, theatrical, incidental, and chamber music were all enriched by his output.
Come And Trip It is an aria from the 1740 work L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55), based on a poem by John Milton. It is a graceful movement in the Minuet style, often referred to as a "Dance Song". It has been arranged for Medium Voice and Piano by Mary Carmichael.