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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The ffairest change of mood is a thing fairsst beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases. Email required Address never made public. Music of Henry Purcell [Box Set]. 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 all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

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.

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The title and choice of repertoire are perhaps chosen as a modest tribute. Its placement in the opera is a choice of genius. The English were not ready to embrace full-length grand operas in the French or Italian styles in their own language. O Lord how vain are all our delights. Listening to Britten — Purcell: Occasionally there does seem to be something of this: Gentle murmurs, sweet complaining, Sighs that blow the fire of love Soft repulses, kind disdaining, Shall be all the pains you prove.


Purcdll, your blog cannot share posts by email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Music For A While. 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. Post faierst not sent – check your email addresses! She loves, and she confesses. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Ev’ry swain shall pay his duty, Grateful ev’ry nymph shall prove; And as these excel in beauty, Those shall fiarest renown’d for love.

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