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Music for a while (vinyl)

Alfred Deller, Wieland Kuijken, William Christie, Roderick Skeaping
1 Vinyl

Excerpt:Music for a while

Alfred Deller tirelessly promoted his core repertoire of Elizabethan lute songs and Purcell throughout his carrer. This recital anthology was recorded at Provence only three months before Deller’s death at Bologna on 16 July 1979. Some of the most familiar songs here, such as ‘Fairest Isle’, were originally conceived as operatic music for soprano voice, but one cannot imagine that Purcell would have minded Deller taking the music out of context, adapting if desirable, and making it his own.

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HENRY PURCELL [1659-1695]
· The Plaint, Z. 629/40 (7'34)
· If music be the food of love, Z. 379 (2'27)
· I attempt from love's sickness (2'03)
· Fairest Isle, Z. 628/38 (2'49)
· Sweeter Than Roses, Z. 585/1 (3'23)
· Not All My Torments Can Your Pity Move, Z. 400 (2'01)
· Thrice Happy Lovers (2'54)
· An Evening Hymn, Z. 193 (5'08)
· From Rosy Bow'rs, Z. 578 (7'17)
· O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom, Z. 574 (2'57)
· Retired from Any Mortal's Sight, Z. 581 (2'56)
· Music for a While, Z. 583 (4'05)
· Since from My Dear Astrea's Sight, Z. 627 (3'54)

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