Purcell: Why should men quarrel? (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

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Miriam Allan sings Handel & Purcell

Miriam Allan sings Handel & Purcell


Silete venti, HWV242

Trio Sonata, HWV399 in G major, Op. 5 No. 4


Music for a while, Z583

If love's a sweet passion (from The Fairy Queen, Z628)

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Third Act Hornpipe (From King Arthur)

I am come to lock all fast (from The Fairy Queen)

Why should men quarrel? (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens Z632

She loves and she confesses too, Z413

O! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes Z402

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730

Miriam Allan (soprano)


Miriam Allan made her Glyndebourne debut in 2009 in Purcell’s Fairy Queen and her Monteverdi concerts with Les Arts Florissants sold out in London and Paris. Ironwood is an innovative Australian ensemble committed to historically informed performance.

“Alla reveals herself as what these days could almost be termed an 'old-fashioned' early music singer, which is to say bell-like in tone and fearless in the use of non-vibrato...she shows impressive agility in the passagework of 'Date serta' but in general she still needs to take greater interpretative command and find a more generous way of shaping phrases.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012

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Songs and Airs by Purcell

Songs and Airs by Purcell


O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

Ah! how sweet it is to love (from Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613)

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Stript of their green our groves appear, Z444

Tell me, some pitying angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z196

If music be the food of love, Z379

Hark! The Echoing Air (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

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

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z367

From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

Dear pretty youth (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote)

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Beneath a poplar's shadow (from Sophonisba or Hannibal's Overthrow, Z590)

I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain (from The Indian Queen)

Let us dance (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Nymphs and Shepherds, Z600

Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams Z355

Love in their little veins inspires (from Timon of Athens, Z632)

Fly swift ye hours, Z369

They tell us that your mighty powers, Z630

Plainte - O, Let Me Weep (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190

See, even Night herself is here (from King Arthur, Z628)

Why should men quarrel? (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

Seek not to know (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

The History of King Richard the Second or The Sicilian Usurper: Retir'd from any mortal's sight, Z581

To arms, heroic Prince (from The Libertine Destroyed, Z600)

O lead me to some peaceful gloom (from Bonduca or The British Heroine, Z574)

Halcyon days (from King Arthur, Z629)

Bid the virtues (from Come ye Sons of Art, Z323)

Lord, what is man?, Z192

Music for a while, Z583

Sawney is a bonny lad, Z412

When I have often heard young maids complaining (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Ah! cruel, bloody fate (from Theodosius or The Force of Love, Z606)

Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth (from Dido & Aeneas)

Nancy Argenta (soprano)

Erato Veritas - 5618662

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