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Purcell Collection - Realizations by Benjamin Britten

SKU 48019095
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?