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The Purcell Collection - Realizations by Benjamin Britten

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Composed by Henry Purcell. Arranged by Benjamin Britten. Edited by Richard Walters.

50 Songs High Voice. Boosey & Hawkes Voice. With Softcover. 9x12 inches. 272 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48019095)

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Most of the distinctive Purcell realizations by Benjamin Britten, vocal parts edited by Peter Pears, have been out of print for sone years. This new edition collects 49 selections for high voice and 45 selections for medium/low voice. Includes 9 songs from Harmonia Sacra, 24 solo songs and six duets from Orpheus Britannicus, The Queen's Epicedium, and selections from Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen.

Songs Include:

  • 'Tis holiday
  • A Morning Hymn
  • Ah, Belinda! I am prest with torment
  • Alleluia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
  • The Queen's Epicedium
  • There's not a swain of the plain
  • Thou tun'st this world
  • Turn then thine eyes
  • We sing to him
  • What can we poor females do?
  • When I am laid in earth
  • Why should men quarrel?

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