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The Purcell Collection - Realizations by Benjamin Britten

50 Songs High Voice

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High Voice, Piano Accompaniment
50 Songs High Voice. Boosey & Hawkes Voice. Classical. Softcover. 272 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051933761. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019095).

Item Number: HL.48019095

ISBN 142342252X. 9x12 inches. Edited by Richard Walters.

Most of the distinctive Purcell realizations by Benjamin Britten, vocal parts edited by Peter Pears, have been out of print for some years. This new edition collects 49 selections for high voice and 45 selections for medium/low voice. Includes 9 songs from Harmonia Sacra, 24 solo songs and six duets from Orpheus Britannicus, The Queen's Epicedium,; and selections from Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen.

  • Alleluia 
  • Evening Hymn 
  • Fairest Isle 
  • Pious Celinda 
  • Mad Bess 
  • Thanks to these lonesome vales 
  • The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation 
  • Job's Curse 
  • Saul and the Witch at Endor 
  • Lord, what is man 
  • A Morning Hymn 
  • In the black dismal dungeon of despair 
  • The Queen's Epicedium 
  • I take no pleasure 
  • Hark the ech'ing air 
  • How blest are shepherds 
  • If music be the food of love (3rd version) 
  • I'll sail upon the Dog-star 
  • If music be the food of love (1st version) 
  • There's not a swain of the plain 
  • Not all my torments 
  • Sweeter than roses 
  • I spy Celia 
  • What can we poor females do? 
  • Shepherd, leave decoying 
  • Let sullen discord smile 
  • Why should men quarrel? 
  • So when the glittering Queen of Night 
  • Thou tun'st this world 
  • 'Tis holiday 
  • Sound fame thy brazen trumpet 
  • Shake the cloud from off your brow 
  • Ah, Belinda! I am prest with torment 
  • Fear no danger to ensue 
  • Pursue thy conquest, love 
  • But ere we this perform 
  • Oft she visits this lov'd mountain 
  • Come away, fellow sailors 
  • Dialogue of Corydon and Mopsa 
  • We sing to him 
  • I attempt from love's sickness 
  • Take not a woman's anger ill 
  • Turn then thine eyes 
  • Music for a while 
  • On the brow of Richmond Hill 
  • Man is for the woman made 
  • Sound the trumpet 
  • Lost is my quiet 
  • No, resistance is but vain 
  • When I am laid in earth 
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