Secular Songs For Single Voice

Secular Songs For Single Voice
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This volume contains all Purcell's secular solo songs which have no known association with the theatre. It also includes those songs which, though mainly for solo voice, end with a short duet section. The first edition of this volume was prepared for the Purcell Society by Arthur Somervell, published in 1928. This new edition is not just a revision, but the outcome of a fresh examination of the sources. A new editorial continuo part, more suited to the harpsichord has also been provided.


  • Aaron Thus Propos'd To Moses
  • Ah What Pains
  • Ah! Cruel Nymph
  • Amidst The Shades
  • Amintas To My Grief I See
  • Amintor, Heedless Of His Flocks
  • Anacreon's Defeat
  • Ask Me To Love
  • Bacchus Is A Pow'r Divine
  • Bell Barr
  • Beneath A Dark And Melancholy Grove
  • Bess Of Bedlam
  • Beware, Poor Shepherds
  • Caution, The
  • Cease, O My Sad Soul
  • Celia's Fond
  • Choir Of Bright Beauties, A
  • Concealment, The
  • Corinna Is Divinely Fair
  • Cupid, The Slyest Rogue Alive
  • Draw Near, You Lovers, Farewell, All Joys
  • Elegy Upon The Death Of Mr. Thomas Farmer, An
  • Farewell, Ye Rocks
  • Fatal Hour, The
  • Fly Swift, Ye Hours
  • From Silent Shades
  • Gentle Shepherds
  • Hears Not My Phillis
  • High On A Throne
  • Himself Courts, He
  • Honours May Crown
  • How Delightful's The Life
  • How I Sigh
  • How Peaceful The Days Are
  • Hymn For St. Cecilia, A
  • I Came, I Saw
  • I Envy Not A Monarch's Fate
  • I Fain Would Be Free
  • I Lov'd Fair Celia
  • I Love And I Must
  • I Resolve Against Cringing
  • I Saw That You Were Grown So High
  • I Take No Pleasure
  • If Grief Has Any Pow'r
  • If Music Be The Food Of Love
  • If Pray'rs And Tears
  • In Cloris All Soft Charms Agree
  • In Vain We Dissemble
  • Incassum, Lesbia
  • Knotting Song, The
  • Leave These Useless Arts
  • Let Each Gallant Heart
  • Let Formal Lovers
  • Let Us, Kind Lesbia
  • Love Arms Himself
  • Love Is Now Become A Trade
  • Love's Pow'r In My Heart
  • Love, Thou Canst Hear
  • Lovely Albina
  • Loyal Delights Of A Contented Mind, The
  • More Love Or More Disdain
  • Musing On Cares
  • My Heart, Whenever You Appear
  • No Watch, Dear Celia
  • No, To What Purpose
  • Not All My Torments
  • O Solitude
  • Ode On The Queen
  • Oh Fair Cedaria
  • Oh How Happy's He
  • Olinda In The Shades Unseen
  • On The Brow Of Richmond Hill
  • On The Death Of His Worthy Friend
  • Pastora's Beauties When Unblown
  • Pastoral Coronation Song, A
  • Pastoral Elegy On The Death Of Mr. John Playford, A
  • Phillis, I Can Ne'er Forgive It
  • Phillis, Talk No More
  • Pious Celinda
  • Queen's Epicedium, The
  • Rashly I Swore
  • Rich Rival, The
  • Sappho's Complaint
  • Sawney Is A Bonny Lad
  • Scarce Had The Rising Sun
  • Scotch Song
  • See How The Fading Glories
  • She Loves And She Confesses Too
  • She That Would Gain
  • She, Who My Poor Heart Possesses
  • Sighs For Our Late Sovereign King Charles The Second
  • Silvia
  • Since One Poor View
  • Since Teh Pox
  • Solitude
  • Spite Of The God Head
  • Storm, The
  • Stripp'd Of Their Green
  • Sweet Tyraness
  • Sweet, Be No Longer Sad
  • Sylvia Now Your Scorn Give Over
  • Sylvia Tis True You're Fair
  • They Say You're Angry
  • This Poet Sings
  • Thousand Sev'ral Ways, A
  • Thraldom, The
  • Through Mournful Shades
  • Triumps Of A Conquering Lover, The
  • Turn Then Thine Eyes
  • Urge Me No More
  • We Now My Thyrsis
  • What A Sad Fate
  • What Can We
  • What Hope For Us Remains
  • When First Amintas
  • When First My Shepherdess And I
  • When Her Languishing Eyes
  • When I A Lover
  • When My Aemelia Smiles
  • When Strephon Found
  • When Thirsis Did The Splendid Eye
  • While Thirsis, Wrapp'd
  • Whilst Cynthia Sang
  • Who But A Slave
  • Who Can Behold
  • Why So Serious
  • Ye Happy Swains
  • Young Thirsis' Fate


Product IDCOBS012718127
Composer/Artist/Author Henry Purcell
Instrumentation Voice & Piano
Publisher Novello
Publisher Ref No NOV151025
Media Book

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