Purcell: Victorious Love ()

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The young English soprano Carolyn Sampson has been heard in ensemble recordings of music by Bach, Handel, and Monteverdi, among other mostly Baroque composers. In Purcell's songs, many drawn from otherwise forgotten theatrical productions, she has strong competition from Emma Kirkby, among other British stalwarts, but she stands up to them and more and she's on her way to becoming a major star. Her voice is not really large, but the occasional little explosions written into Purcell's scores show the power she keeps in ...

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  1. Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1
  2. The fatal hour comes on apace, song, Z. 421
  3. When first Amintas sued for a kiss, song, Z. 430
  4. O let me weep ("The Plaint" from "The Fairy Queen"), aria, Z. 629/40
  5. They tell us that you mighty powers above (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/19
  6. Man is for the woman made (from "The Mock Marriage"), song, Z. 605/3
  7. From silent shades and the Elysian groves (Bess of Bedlam), song, Z. 370
  8. Music for a While (from "Oedipus"), song, Z. 583/2
  9. Now the night is chas'd away (from "The Fairy Queen"), soprano aria with chorus, Z. 629/28
  10. If music be the food of love, song, Z. 379 (3 settings)
  11. Thrice Happy Lovers (Epithalamium from "The Fairy Queen"), aria for soprano, Z. 629/39bc
  12. Of old when heroes thought it base (Yorkshire Feast Song), ode for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 333: No. 4. The bashful Thames
  13. I attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly (from "The Indian Queen"), Z630/17h
  14. O! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes, song, Z. 402
  15. Fairest Isle (from "King Arthur"), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38
  16. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406
  17. If love's a sweet passion (from "The Fairy Queen"), aria for soprano with chorus, Z. 629/17b, c
  18. Tell me, some pitying angel, (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), sacred song, for soprano & continuo, Z. 196
  19. Now that the sun hath veiled his light, sacred song for soprano & continuo ("An Evening Hymn"), Z. 193
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Purcell: Victorious Love
2008, BIS

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