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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 

Sound Samples

O Solitude! Z406a
Tyrannic Love Z613: Ah! how sweet it is to love (song)
Not all my torments can your pity move Z400
Stripp'd of their green our groves appear Z444
Tell me, some pitying Angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation) Z196 (Nahum Tate)
If music be the food of love Z379 version 3 (Henry Heveningham)
The Fairy Queen Z629: Hark! the echoing air a triumph sings
The fatal hour comes on apace Z421
In cassum, Lesbia, rogas (The Queen's Epicedium) Z383 (George Herbert)
Pausanias Z585: Sweeter than roses (Norton)
Cupid, the slyest rogue alive Z367
From silent shades (Bess of Bedlam) Z370
The Tempest Z631: Dear pretty youth (Thomas Shadwell)
From rosy bow'rs (from 'Don Quixote') Z578 (Thomas D'Urfey)
Now that the sun hath veiled his light (Evening Hymn) Z193
Sophonisba Z590: Beneath a poplar's shadow
I attempt from love's sickness (fom 'The Indian Queen' Z630)
Let us dance (from 'The Prophetess' Z627) (?Thomas Betterton)
Firebird: Hymne
O Solitude! Z406
Nymphs and Shepherds (from 'The Libertine' Z600)
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams Z355
Love in their little veins inspires (from 'Timon of Athens' Z632)
Fly swift ye hours Z369
The Indian Queen Z629: They tell us that your mighty powers
O let me weep (The Plaint) from 'The Fairy Queen' Z629
In the black, dismal dungeon of despair Z190
See, even Night herself is here (from 'The Fairy Queen' Z629)
The Indian Queen Z630: Why should men quarrel?
The Indian Queen Z630: Seek not to know
King Richard the Second Z581: Retir'd from mortals' sight
To arms, heroic Prince (from 'The Libertine' Z600)
Bonduca Z574: O lead me to some peaceful gloom
The Tempest Z631: Halcyon Days
Bid the Virtues from 'Come ye sons of art away' (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary 1694)
A Divine Hymn Z192: Lord, what is man?
Oedipus Z583: Music for a while
If music be the food of love Z379/1
A Scotch Song Z412: Sawney is a bonny lad
When I have often heard (from 'The Fairy Queen' Z629)
Theodosius Z606: Ah! Cruel, bloody fate
Dido and Aeneas Z626: Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth

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