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Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs

Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs


Purcell:

Draw near, you lovers Z462

While Thirsis, wrapp'd in downy sleep, Z437

Love, thou canst hear, tho' thou art blind, Z396

I loved fair Celia, Z381

What hope for us remains now he is gone? Z472

Pastora's beauties when unblown Z407

Abdelazer or The Moor's Revenge: incidental music, Z570

Urge me no more, Z426

Farewell, all joys Z368

If music be the food of love Z379A (first version)

Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams Z355

They say you're angry Z422

Let each gallant heart Z390

This poet sings the Trojan wars ('Anacreon's Defeat') Z423

Ah, how pleasant 'tis to love, Z353

My heart, wherever you appear Z399

On the brow of Richmond Hill Z405

Rashly I swore I would disown Z411

Since the pox or the plague Z471

Beneath a dark and melancholy grove, Z461

Musing on cares of human fate Z467

Whilst Cynthia sung, all angry winds lay still Z438

How I sigh when I think of the charms of my swain Z374

Ye happy swains, whose nymphs are kind Z443

Beware, poor shepherds Z361

See how the fading glories of the year Z470

Cease, anxious world, your fruitless pain Z362

O! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes Z402

I love and I must ('Bell Barr'), Z382

When her languishing eyes said 'Love!', Z432

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Ah! cruel nymph, you give despair, Z352

Sylvia, now your scorn give over, Z420

Since one poor view has drawn my heart, Z416

I resolve against cringing and whining, Z386

Gentle shepherds, you that know the charms, Z464

If grief has any pow'r to kill, Z378

She that would gain a faithful lover, Z414

Fly swift ye hours, Z369

Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

Phillis, talk no more of passion, Z409

Celia's fond, too long I've lov'd her, Z364

In vain we dissemble, Z385

When my Aemelia smiles, Z434

Farewell, ye rocks, ye seas and sands, Z463

What a sad fate is mine, Z428A

I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388

Love's pow'r in my heart shall find no compliance, Z395

How delightful's the life of an innocent swain, Z373

She, who my poor heart possesses, Z415

Love arms himself in Celia's eyes, Z392

When first my shepherdess and I, Z431

Through mournful shades and solitary groves, Z424

If music be the food of love (second version), Z379B

Scarce had the rising sun appear'd, Z469

Who but a slave can well express, Z440

High on a throne of glitt'ring ore, Z465

Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas ('The Queen's Epicedium'), Z383

She loves and she confesses too, Z413

Amintas, to my grief I see, Z356

Corinna is divinely fair, Z365

Amintor, heedless of his flocks, Z357

He himself courts his own ruin, Z372

No, to what purpose should I speak?, Z468

Sylvia, 'tis true you're fair, Z512

Lovely Albina's come ashore, Z394

Spite of the godhead, pow'rful love, Z417

If music be the food of love, third version, Z379C

Phyllis, I can ne'er forgive it, Z408

Bacchus is a pow'r divine, Z360

From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

Let formal lovers still pursue, Z391

I came, I saw, and was undone, Z375

Who can behold Florella's charms?, Z441

Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z367

If pray'rs and tears, Z380

In Cloris all soft charms agree, Z384

Let us, kind Lesbia, give away, Z466

Love is now become a trade, Z393

Ask me to love no more, Z358

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

Olinda in the shades unseen, Z404

Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410

When Strephon found his passion vain, Z435

The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

Sawney is a bonny lad, Z412

Young Thirsis' fate, Z473


Barbara Bonney (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass)

The King's Consort, Robert King (chamber organ, harpsichord)

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Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs Volume 2

Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs Volume 2


Purcell:

I love and I must ('Bell Barr'), Z382

When her languishing eyes said 'Love!', Z432

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Ah! cruel nymph, you give despair, Z352

Sylvia, now your scorn give over, Z420

Since one poor view has drawn my heart, Z416

I resolve against cringing and whining, Z386

Gentle shepherds, you that know the charms, Z464

If grief has any pow'r to kill, Z378

She that would gain a faithful lover, Z414

Fly swift ye hours, Z369

Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

Phillis, talk no more of passion, Z409

Celia's fond, too long I've lov'd her, Z364

In vain we dissemble, Z385

When my Aemelia smiles, Z434

Farewell, ye rocks, ye seas and sands, Z463

What a sad fate is mine, Z428A

I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z388

Love's pow'r in my heart shall find no compliance, Z395

How delightful's the life of an innocent swain, Z373

She, who my poor heart possesses, Z415

Love arms himself in Celia's eyes, Z392

When first my shepherdess and I, Z431

Through mournful shades and solitary groves, Z424

If music be the food of love (second version), Z379B

Scarce had the rising sun appear'd, Z469

Who but a slave can well express, Z440

High on a throne of glitt'ring ore, Z465

Incassum Lesbia, incassum rogas ('The Queen's Epicedium'), Z383


Barbara Bonney (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass), Mark Caudle (bass viol), Susanna Pell (bass viol), David Miller (theorbo, archlute), Robert King (chamber organ, harpsichord)

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'A treasury of good performances. It could hardly be otherwise with this composer and this roster of singers' (Fanfare)

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Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs Volume 3

Purcell - Complete Secular Solo Songs Volume 3


Purcell:

She loves and she confesses too, Z413

Amintas, to my grief I see, Z356

Corinna is divinely fair, Z365

Amintor, heedless of his flocks, Z357

He himself courts his own ruin, Z372

No, to what purpose should I speak?, Z468

Sylvia, 'tis true you're fair, Z512

Lovely Albina's come ashore, Z394

Spite of the godhead, pow'rful love, Z417

If Music be the Food of Love, Z. 379C

Phyllis, I can ne'er forgive it, Z408

Bacchus is a pow'r divine, Z360

From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

Let formal lovers still pursue, Z391

I came, I saw, and was undone, Z375

Who can behold Florella's charms?, Z441

Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z367

If pray'rs and tears, Z380

In Cloris all soft charms agree, Z384

Let us, kind Lesbia, give away, Z466

Love is now become a trade, Z393

Ask me to love no more, Z358

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

Olinda in the shades unseen, Z404

Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410

When Strephon found his passion vain, Z435

The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

Sawney is a bonny lad, Z412

Young Thirsis' fate, Z473


Barbara Bonney (soprano), Susan Gritton (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (bass), Mark Caudle (bass viol), Susanna Pell (bass viol), David Miller (theorbo, archlute), Robert King (chamber organ, harpsichord)

The King's Consort

'Those who need all of Purcell's songs at their fingertips should invest in Hyperion's three-disk survey of secular songs, with outstanding performances by Barbara Bonney, Rogers Covey-Crump and James Bowman' (The New York Times)

“This third and last volume of Purcell's non- theatrical secular songs consummates a most rewarding survey of 87 songs with more of the same: a vocal palette of six singers who are by now so steeped in the nuances of Purcell's strains that even the slightest offering sparkles with something memorable. The treasure is shared between Barbara Bonney and Susan Gritton who complement each other superbly.
Gritton, becoming more refined in characterisation and tonal colour by the day, is allotted the free-style and dramatic pieces while to Bonney's fluid and sensual melisma is designated the more strophic or cantabile settings. Lovely Albina's comeashore is one of the composer's most mature creations, tantalisingly hinting at a new, tautly designed and classically balanced type of song.
This work, If music be the food of love (the best of the three versions) and I came, I saw are striking examples of how exceptionally Bonney negotiates Purcell's skipping and curling contours and makes these songs sound even finer creations than we previously thought. From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') is Purcell's quintessential mad-song and Gritton has the measure of it all the way; packed full of incident, imagery and musical detail, her narration is clear and finely judged, reporting the tale with irony and change of colour. The CD is beautifully documented.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Hyperion - Purcell Complete Edition - CDA66730

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