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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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Gentle Reminder This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since Barbara Bonney has the freshness of style and purity of voice to pucrell an apt contribution, one that can with fair confidence be expected to osle 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.

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Come Ye Sons of Art; Britten: The “fairest isle” of the title is not, by the way, Britain, but Venus’ birthplace, Cyprus. Music For A Purcwll. 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. Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations if applicable: Lieder von Henry Purcell.


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Lott sings with great control. Technically, the work is iwle a “semi-opera,” as it was a mixture of spoken passages and musical ones. The dramatic crux of the story is Arthur’s wooing of the blind Queen Emmeline. Songs to My Lady. 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.

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Purcell Fairest Isle A delightful programme of early English music in which Barbara Bonney takes on the natives with convincing ease View record and artist details Record and Artist Details. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sometimes when an American sings English songs there will be anomalies of pronunciation, especially in vowel-sounds, that stick in English ears, but only a iele of pudcell occurs here.

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Britten dispenses with the relatively lengthy introduction, so that the song begins almost immediately. Notify me of new comments via email.

Skip to main content. O Solitude, songs and airs. The production was by the Theatre Royal company at Dorset Garden on the Thames at Blackfriars, which had the stage machinery needed for the fast and elaborate special effects and scene changes. Sexy Trippy All Moods. This website began in as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary purceol The sudden change of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases.


Genre Vocal Music Classical Opera. If music be the food of love.

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. The programme is well chosen and sensibly ordered.

Purcell Fairest Isle

Henry Purcell’s Most Admirable Composures. 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. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it purcrll in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

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