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Purcell: Songs and Airs / Nancy Argenta

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Purcell, Henry : Ah! How sweet it is to love, Z. 613/2
>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
>Purcell, Henry : Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
>Purcell, Henry : Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z 367
>Purcell, Henry : From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam"
>Purcell, Henry : Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island"
>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
>Purcell, Henry : Beneath the poplar's shadow (from "Sophonisba or Hannibal's Overthrow") Z. 590/1
>Purcell, Henry : Prophetess, Z 627
>Purcell, Henry : Libertine, Z 600
>Purcell, Henry : Amidst the shades and cool and refreshing streams, for soprano & continuo, Z. 355
>Purcell, Henry : Love in their little veins inspires (from "Timon of Athens"), aria for soprano, 2 flutes & continuo,
>Purcell, Henry : Fly swift, ye hours, song, Z. 369
>Purcell, Henry : They tell us that you mighty powers above (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/19
>Purcell, Henry : In the black, dismal dungeon of despair, sacred song for soprano & continuo, Z. 190
>Purcell, Henry : See even Night herself is here (from "The Fairy Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 629/11
>Purcell, Henry : Why should men quarrel (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/4c-4d
>Purcell, Henry : Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd (from "The Indian Queen"), aria, Z. 630/15
>Purcell, Henry : Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400
>Purcell, Henry : To arms, heroic prince, (from "The Libertine"), prelude & song, Z. 600/3
>Purcell, Henry : If music be the food of love, Z 379
>Purcell, Henry : Halcyon days (from "The Tempest"), sopoano aria, Z. 631/15
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Purcell, Henry : Lord, what is man?, Z 192
>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
>Purcell, Henry : Sawney is a bonny lad, song, Z. 412
>Purcell, Henry : When I have often heard (from "The Fairy Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 629/23
>Purcell, Henry : Ah cruel, bloody fate (from "Theodosius"), song, Z. 606/9
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
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>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Ah! How sweet it is to love, Z. 613/2
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1693

>Purcell, Henry : Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Organ); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1693

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694-1695

>Purcell, Henry : Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Organ); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z 367
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Purcell, Henry : From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam"
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1683

>Purcell, Henry : Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island"
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Beneath the poplar's shadow (from "Sophonisba or Hannibal's Overthrow") Z. 590/1
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1685

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Prophetess, Z 627
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Libertine, Z 600
  • Performers: Fiona Huggett (Violin); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Trevor Jones (Viola); Richard Boothby
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Amidst the shades and cool and refreshing streams, for soprano & continuo, Z. 355
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Love in their little veins inspires (from "Timon of Athens"), aria for soprano, 2 flutes & continuo,
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Rachel Beckett (Recorder); Richard Boothby; Marion Scott (Recorder); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Fly swift, ye hours, song, Z. 369
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692

>Purcell, Henry : They tell us that you mighty powers above (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/19
  • Performers: Fiona Huggett (Violin); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Trevor Jones (Viola); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Pauline Nobes (Violin); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : In the black, dismal dungeon of despair, sacred song for soprano & continuo, Z. 190
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Organ); Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1687

>Purcell, Henry : See even Night herself is here (from "The Fairy Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 629/11
  • Performers: Fiona Huggett (Violin); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Trevor Jones (Viola)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Why should men quarrel (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/4c-4d
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Rachel Beckett (Recorder); Richard Boothby; Marion Scott (Recorder)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd (from "The Indian Queen"), aria, Z. 630/15
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); Sophia McKenna (Oboe); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1681

>Purcell, Henry : To arms, heroic prince, (from "The Libertine"), prelude & song, Z. 600/3
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : If music be the food of love, Z 379
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Halcyon days (from "The Tempest"), sopoano aria, Z. 631/15
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); Pauline Nobes (Violin); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Organ); Paul Goodwin (Oboe); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Lord, what is man?, Z 192
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Organ); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Richard Boothby
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775

>Purcell, Henry : Sawney is a bonny lad, song, Z. 412
  • Performer: Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : When I have often heard (from "The Fairy Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 629/23
  • Performers: Fiona Huggett (Violin); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Richard Boothby
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Ah cruel, bloody fate (from "Theodosius"), song, Z. 606/9
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); John Toll (Harpsichord); Nigel North (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
  • Performers: Fiona Huggett (Violin); Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Trevor Jones (Viola); Richard Boothby; Nigel North (Archlute)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1689.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689