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Purcell: Songs And Airs / Nancy Argenta


Release Date: 06/05/2001 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61866   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard BoothbyNancy ArgentaNigel NorthJohn Toll,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
Language: English 
2.
The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Language: English 
3.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Language: English 
4.
History of King Richard II, Z 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
Language: English 
5.
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams, Z 355 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
Language: English 
6.
Theodosius, Z 606: Ah cruel, bloody fate by Henry Purcell
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Nigel North (Theorbo), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; England 
Language: English 
7.
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Language: English 
8.
Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Nigel North (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; England 
Language: English 
9.
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Archlute),
Paul Nicholson (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
Language: English 
10.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Language: English 
11.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hark! The echoing air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord),
Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Language: English 
12.
Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Organ), Nigel North (Archlute), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
Language: Latin 
13.
Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
Language: English 
14.
Cupid, the slyest rogue alive, Z 367 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Archlute), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; England 
Language: English 
15.
From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord),
Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Language: English 
16.
Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island": Dear pretty youth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1695; England 
Language: English 
17.
Don Quixote, Z 578: From rosie bow'rs by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Guitar),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694-1695; England 
Language: English 
18.
Fly swift, ye hours, Z 369 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), John Toll (Harpsichord),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; England 
Language: English 
19.
Now that the sun hath veiled his light, Z 193 "Evening Hymn on a Ground" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Organ), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Language: English 
20.
Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
21.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Language: English 
22.
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z 190 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), John Toll (Organ), Nigel North (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Language: English 
23.
Sawney is a bonny lad, Z 412 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Guitar), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
Language: English 
24.
Sophonisba, Z 590: Beneath a poplar's shadow by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Archlute), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1685; England 
Language: English 
25.
Prophetess, Z 627: Let us dance, let us sing by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Nigel North (Guitar),
Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Language: English 
26.
Bonduca, Z 574: O lead me to some peaceful gloom by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), John Toll (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba),
Nigel North (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
27.
Lord, what is man?, Z 192 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  John Toll (Organ), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Archlute),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
Language: English 
28.
If music be the food of love, Z 379: 1st setting by Henry Purcell
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Language: English 
29.
Libertine, Z 600: Nymphs and shepherds, come away by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola), Nicholas Robinson (Violin),
Nigel North (Guitar), John Toll (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Fiona Huggett (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Language: English 
30.
Indian Queen, Z 630: They tell us that your mighty powers by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Fiona Huggett (Violin), Nicholas Robinson (Violin), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola),
Nigel North (Theorbo), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), John Toll (Harpsichord),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
31.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: When I have often heard young maids by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Guitar), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
John Toll (Harpsichord), Nicholas Robinson (Violin), Fiona Huggett (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Language: English 
32.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Fiona Huggett (Violin), Nicholas Robinson (Violin), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba),
Nigel North (Archlute), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Language: English 
33.
Timon of Athens, Z 632: Love in their little veins by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), Marion Scott (Recorder), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba),
Rachel Beckett (Recorder), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Language: English 
34.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Oh, oh, let me weep "The Plaint" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), John Toll (Harpsichord), Pauline Nobes (Violin),
Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Language: English 
35.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: See, even night herself is here by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nicholas Robinson (Violin), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Fiona Huggett (Violin),
Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Language: English 
36.
Indian Queen, Z 630: Why should men quarrel? by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), John Toll (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba),
Marion Scott (Recorder), Rachel Beckett (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
37.
Indian Queen, Z 630: Seek not to know by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sophia McKenna (Oboe), Nigel North (Archlute), John Toll (Harpsichord),
Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Language: English 
38.
Libertine, Z 600: To arms, heroic Prince by Henry Purcell
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba),
Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Nigel North (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Language: English 
39.
Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island": Halcyon days by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Pauline Nobes (Violin), Paul Goodwin (Oboe),
John Toll (Harpsichord), Nigel North (Archlute), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1695; England 
Language: English 
40.
Bid the virtues by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nigel North (Theorbo), Paul Goodwin (Oboe), John Toll (Organ),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Language: English 
41.
Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, Z 353 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1688; England 
Language: English 

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