English song from Dowland to Purcell is a field worthy of any singer’s cultivation, yet remarkably few except our own native-bred early music specialists care to. Soprano. Piano. S. Pno. Fai rest-. Isle, all isles ex cel- ling,. -. Seat of plea sures. – . 8. S. Pno. and of loves,. Ve nus,- here, will choose her dwel ling,. – and for-. Fairest isle, Z/38 (from King Arthur) – Purcell realization for high or medium voice and piano (pre 21 November , Britten aged 32).

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She loves, and she confesses. The Art of Alfred Deller: In between we have a song which gives the recital its name.

Psalmes, Sonets and Songs, Though Amaryllis dance in green. Occasionally there does seem to be something of this: Pucrell Purcell example is mostly instrumental, so a full version, performed by Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, can be heard by clicking here.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Fairest Isle therefore becomes a passionate utterance, and although the specification is for high or medium voice and piano, it pkrcell to work best with a soprano.

Listening to Britten — Purcell: It flows straight out of a drunken, dancing revel by peasants. Also fqirest in Jazz Latin New Age.

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For more information, contact us at the following address: Songs of Henry Purcell. Home Welcome to team BB! Purcell Fairest Isle A delightful programme of early English music in which Barbara Bonney takes on the natives faidest convincing ease View record and artist details Record and Artist Details.

O Lord how vain are all our delights.

Fairest Isle Lyrics

That means the brightness of the melody comes through fully. Britten dispenses with the relatively lengthy introduction, so that the song begins almost immediately.

O Solitude, songs and airs. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The sudden change of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases. You are commenting using your WordPress. Cupid from his fav’rite nation Care and envy will remove; Jealousy, that poisons passion, And despair, that dies for love.

Barbara Bonney has the freshness of style and purity of voice to make an apt contribution, one that can with fair uprcell be expected to bring no overload of personality and yet have something personal to add, and to have also at command reserves of feeling that will not spill over or cloy. The Glory of Purcell.

It is also said to have inspired Charles Wesley to write the hymn Love divine, all loves excelling. The English were not ready to embrace full-length grand operas in the French or Italian styles in their own language.



Music for a While: Music For A While. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please pugcell making a donation. If music be the food of love, Zc. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain. Technically, the work is called a “semi-opera,” as it was a mixture of spoken passages and musical ones.

Fairest Isle (from “King Arthur”), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38

Ev’ry swain shall pay his duty, Grateful ev’ry nymph shall prove; And as these excel in beauty, Those shall be renown’d for love. Welcome then to one who does.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. The “operatic” hit of the last decade of the seventeenth century in London was the work of a composer already being acknowledged England’s best ever and the poet John Dryden who then and now is considered the best of his century. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Lieder von Henry Purcell. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.