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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Songs of Henry Purcell.
For the most part the authenticity is ensured by habitually good production and responsiveness to text and notes. Lott sings with great control.
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Fairest Isle (from “King Arthur”), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38
Home Welcome to team BB! Songs from Orpheus Britannicus. Music For A While. The sudden change of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases.
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It is also said to have inspired Charles Wesley to write the hymn Love divine, all loves excelling. Gentle murmurs, sweet complaining, Sighs that blow the fire of purcelo Soft repulses, kind disdaining, Shall be all the pains you prove.
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If music be the food of love. Submitted by Virginia Knight Authorship by John Dryden – [ author’s text not yet checked against a primary source ].
“FAIREST ISLE” LYRICS by HENRY PURCELL: Verse 1 Fair- est
Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Come Ye Sons of Art; Britten: Each scene is full of action, be it ritual, pageantry, battle, or scenes of magic, and all the music flows directly from the action in a convincing manner. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
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Sweet Power of Song. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The dramatic crux of the story is Arthur’s wooing of the blind Queen Emmeline. Fairest Isle therefore becomes a passionate utterance, and although the specification is for high or medium voice and piano, it seems to work best with a soprano. Your gift fqirest greatly appreciated. The “operatic” hit of the last decade of is,e 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.
Gentle Reminder This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since Listening to Britten — Purcell: She loves, and she confesses. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Skip to main content. She is an artist whose work we have long prized, and whom, with her fellow musicians, we will no doubt take further to hear in this most enjoyable programme.
It is a peculiar convention of semi-operas of the time that the two leading characters do not sing, but this was not a disadvantage as then many of the leading singers were not convincing actors. Perhaps, more anxiously, one awaits the discovery that, in this two-way traffic, our own bad habits may have been received as signs of authenticity and therefore to be copied. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.
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In between we have a song which gives the recital its name. 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.
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