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The Purcell Collection - low voice & piano

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Arranger: Britten, Benjamin

Department: Vocal & Opera - Vocal Collections - Low Voices

Instrumentation: Voice, Piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)

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Reprinted in one edition, here is a collection of 45 of the distinctive Purcell realizations by Benjamin Britten, with vocal parts edited by Peter Pears, that have been out of print for some years. 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.

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  • Ah, Belinda! I am prest with torment
  • Alleluia
  • speaker2Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
  • But ere we this perform
  • Dialogue of Corydon and Mopsa
  • speaker2Evening Hymn
  • Fairest Isle
  • Fear no danger to ensue
  • How blest are shepherds
  • I attempt from love's sickness
  • I spy Celia
  • I take no pleasure
  • If music be the food of love (1st version)
  • If music be the food of love (3rd version)
  • I'll sail upon the Dog-star
  • In the black dismal dungeon of despair
  • Job's Curse
  • Let sullen discord smile
  • Lord, what is man
  • Lord, what is man
  • Mad Bess
  • Man is for the woman made
  • Man is for the woman made
  • Morning Hymn
  • No, resistance is but vain
  • Not all my torments
  • On the brow of Richmond Hill
  • Pious Celinda
  • Queen's Epicedium
  • Saul and the Witch at Endor
  • 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
  • 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?