The Purcell Collection - Realizations by Benjamin Britten by : Benjamin Britten : Henry Purcell : Richard Walters
Most of Britten's rich Purcell realizations had previously been out fo print for some years. This new edition; with new music engravings and extensive historical notes; includes 9 songs from Harmonia Sacra; 24 solos songs and 6 duets from Orpheus Britannicus; and selections from Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen.
Contents: Ah! Belinda; I am prest with torment • Alleluia • The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation • But ere we this perform • Come away; fellow sailors • Dialogue of Corydon and Mopsa • Evening Hymn • Fairest Isle • Fear no danger to ensue • Hark the ech'ing air • How blest are shepherds • I attempt from love's sickness to fly • I spy Celia • I take no pleasure • I'll sail upon the Dog-star • If music be the food of love (1st version) • If music be the food of love(3rd version) • In the black dismal dungeon of despair • Job's Curse • Let sullen discord smile • Lord; what is man • Lost is my quiet • Mad Bess • Man is for the woman made • A Morning Hymn • Music for a while • No; resistance is but vain • Not all my torments • Oft she visits this lov'd mountain • On the brow of Richmond Hill • Pious Celinda • Pursue thy conquest; love • The Queen's Epicedium • Saul and the Witch at Endor • Shake the cloud from off your brow • Shepherd; leave decoying • So when the glittering queen of Night • Sound Fame thy brazen trumpet • Sound the trumpet • Sweeter than roses • Take not a woman's anger ill • Thanks to these lonesome vales • There's not a swain of the plain • Thou tun'st this world • 'Tis holiday • Turn then thine eyes • We sing to him • What can we poor females do? • When I am Laid in earth • Why should men quarrel?
. . . . Sample Audio & etc. . . .
The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation-full performance
Evening Hymn - full performance
On the Recording: About the Songs (excerpt) On Realizing the Continuo in Purcell's Songs Henry Purcell (biography) Preface Back Cover Front Cover
|Publisher||Boosey & Hawkes|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Format ||High Voice|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.691 inches |
| Shipping Weight||2.19 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL48019095|
| ISBN ||142342252X|
| EAN ||9781423422525|
| 1st Publication Date||06/2008|
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