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Purcell, Henry: Symphony Songs

£45.00 £31.50

Edited Bruce Wood
First published in 2007.
Pages: 176
Format: Hardback
Dimensions (mm): 303 x 213 x 16

Ref: PE27 ISBN: 9780852499009 ISMN: 9790220222009 Categories: , , , By:

Description

A collection of five cantatas and three vocal duets, plus In a deep vision’s intellectual scene (‘The Complaint’) for two sopranos, bass and continuo, these nine symphony songs are similar in style and structure to their sacred counterparts, the symphony anthems, and include works to texts by Charles Howe, Abraham Cowley and Anon.

CONTENTS
A Serenading Song (Soft notes, and gently rais’d)
– SB solos, 2 treble recorders, instrumental bass and continuo

Hark, Damon, hark!
– SB solos, 2 violins, 2 treble recorders, instrumental bass and continuo

Hark how the wild musicians sing
– TTB solos, 2 violins, instrumental bass and continuo

How pleasant is this flow’ry plain
– ST solos, 2 treble recorders, instrumental bass and continuo

If ever I more riches did desire
– SSTB solos, 2 violins, instrumental bass and continuo

In a deep vision’s intellectual scene (The Complaint)
– SSB solos, instrumental bass and continuo

Oh! what a scene does entertain my sight!
– SB solos, violin, instrumental bass and continuo

See where she sits (Weeping)
– SB solos, 2 violins, instrumental bass and continuo

Soft Notes, and gently rais’d (A Serenading Song)
– SB solos, 2 treble recorders instrumental bass and continuo

The Complaint (In a deep vision’s intellectual scene)
– SSB solos, instrumental bass and continuo

Weeping (See where she sits)
– SB solos, 2 violins, instrumental bass and continuo

We reap all the pleasures (incomplete)
– STB solos, 2 treble recorders, instrumental bass and continuo

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