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Purcell: Songs & Dialogues / Kirkby, Thomas, Rooley

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : In all our Cynthia's shining sphere, song, Z. 496
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me why my charming fair (from "Prophetess"), duet for soprano & bass, Z. 627/35
>Purcell, Henry : As Amoret and Thirsis lay, song (from "The Old Bachelor"), Z. 607/11
>Purcell, Henry : Fair Iris and her swain (from "Amphitryon"), song, Z. 572/11
>Purcell, Henry : Go tell Amynta, song, Z. 489
>Purcell, Henry : Why, my Daphne, why complaining? (A Dialogue between Thirsis and Daphne), song for soprano, bass & c
>Purcell, Henry : What can we poor females do? song for soprano, bass & continuo, Z. 518
>Purcell, Henry : Hence, fond deceiver, song for soprano, bass & continuo, Z. 492
>Purcell, Henry : In some kind dream, song, Z. 497
>Purcell, Henry : What a sad fate is mine, a song on a Ground, Z. 428
>Purcell, Henry : Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502
>Purcell, Henry : Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444
>Purcell, Henry : You say 'tis love (from "King Arthur"), soprano aria, Z. 628/35a
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
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Notes & Reviews:

"...In this reissue...Emma Kirkby is at her most unaffected, coy and teasing, naive and knowing by turn. David Thomas...is more vocally manipulative, his passion reaching well beyond two octaves. Anthony Rooley's lute supports their innocent amorous adventures with exemplary sensitivity to every expressive nuance. An unqualified delight." ***** -Pratt, BBC

'An unqualified delight' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Innocently sexy in the most charming way. Emma Kirkby can never have sounded more celestial. The sound quality is immaculate. This is a lovely record and I recommend it strongly' (Gramophone)

'A record not to miss. Sheer hedonism!' (The Daily Telegraph)

'A delightful record' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'This lovely issue is as commendable as any I have ever reviewed' (Hi-Fi News)

'This is a wonderful reissue' (Fanfare, USA)



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>Purcell, Henry : In all our Cynthia's shining sphere, song, Z. 496
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Tell me why my charming fair (from "Prophetess"), duet for soprano & bass, Z. 627/35
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : As Amoret and Thirsis lay, song (from "The Old Bachelor"), Z. 607/11
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : Fair Iris and her swain (from "Amphitryon"), song, Z. 572/11
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Go tell Amynta, song, Z. 489
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Why, my Daphne, why complaining? (A Dialogue between Thirsis and Daphne), song for soprano, bass & c
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : What can we poor females do? song for soprano, bass & continuo, Z. 518
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Hence, fond deceiver, song for soprano, bass & continuo, Z. 492
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : In some kind dream, song, Z. 497
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : What a sad fate is mine, a song on a Ground, Z. 428
  • Performers: Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692

>Purcell, Henry : You say 'tis love (from "King Arthur"), soprano aria, Z. 628/35a
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628 :: For love ev'ry creature is formed by his na
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); David Thomas (Bass)
  • Notes: 01/08/1982-01/09/1982
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691