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Kirkby, Emma (soprano)
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Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Originally, Emma Kirkby had no expectations of becoming a professional singer. As a classics student at Oxford and then a schoolteacher she sang for pleasure in choirs and small groups, always feeling at home most in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. She joined the Taverner Choir in 1971 and in 1973 began her long association with the Consort of Musicke. Emma took part in the early Decca Florilegium recordings with both the Consort of Musicke and the Academy of Ancient Music, at a time when most college-trained sopranos were not seeking a sound appropriate for early music instruments. She therefore had to find her own approach, with enormous help from Jessica Cash in London, and from the directors, fellow singers and instrumentalists with whom she has worked over the years.

Emma feels privileged to have been able to build long term relationships with chamber groups and orchestras, in particular London Baroque, the Freiburger Barockorchester, L’Orfeo (of Linz) and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment , and now with some of the younger groups – the Palladian Ensemble and Florilegium.

To date, she has made well over a hundred recordings of all kinds, from sequences of Hildegarde of Bingen to madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque, works of Mozart, Haydn and J. C. Bach. In 1999 Emma was voted Artist of the Year by Classic FM Radio listeners, and in November 2000 she received the Order of the British Empire.

Despite all the recording activity, Emma still prefers live concerts, especially the pleasure of repeating programmes with colleagues; every occasion, every venue and every audience will combine to create something new from this wonderful repertoire.

The Consort of Musicke,

email consort@easynet.co.uk

Albums
'Arne: Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens' (CDA66237)
Arne: Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens
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'Bach: Wedding Cantata & Hunt Cantata' (CDD22041)
Bach: Wedding Cantata & Hunt Cantata
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'Benda: Cephalus and Aurora' (CDA66649)
Benda: Cephalus and Aurora
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'Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection' (CDS44251/3)
Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
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'Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a' (CDA67737)
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 7, 9 & 11a
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'Handel: Essential Handel' (KING6)
Handel: Essential Handel
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'Handel: Joshua' (CDA66461/2)
Handel: Joshua
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'Handel: Judas Maccabaeus' (CDA66641/2)
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
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'Handel: Opera Arias' (CDS44271/3)
Handel: Opera Arias
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'Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 1' (CDA66860)
Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 1
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'Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 2' (CDA67128)
Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 2
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'Handel: The Rival Queens' (CDA66950)
Handel: The Rival Queens
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'Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth' (CDD22050)
Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth
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'Hildegard of Bingen: A feather on the breath of God' (CDA66039)
Hildegard of Bingen: A feather on the breath of God
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'India & Monteverdi: Olympia's Lament' (CDA66106)
India & Monteverdi: Olympia's Lament
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'Lawes: Sitting by the streams' (CDA66135)
Lawes: Sitting by the streams
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'Machaut: The Mirror of Narcissus' (CDA66087)
Machaut: The Mirror of Narcissus
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'Madrigals and Wedding Songs for Diana' (CDA66019)
Madrigals and Wedding Songs for Diana
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'Monteverdi & India: Olympia's Lament' (CDA66106)
Monteverdi & India: Olympia's Lament
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'Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music' (CDH55345)
Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music
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'O tuneful voice' (CDA66497)
O tuneful voice
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'Purcell: Songs and Dialogues' (CDH55065)
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
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'The Emma Kirkby Collection' (CDA66227)
The Emma Kirkby Collection
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'The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 2' (CDH55282)
The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 2
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'Time stands still' (CDH55462)
Time stands still
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'Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos & Magnificat' (CDH55190)
Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos & Magnificat
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'Vivaldi: Opera Arias and Sinfonias' (CDH55279)
Vivaldi: Opera Arias and Sinfonias
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'Ward: Sweet Philomel & other madrigals' (CDA66256)
Ward: Sweet Philomel & other madrigals
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Dialogue (Lawes)
Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (Handel)
Agitata da due venti (Costanza)  Act 2 Scene 2 of Griselda (Vivaldi)
Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu non mi amasti! (Alcina)  Act 3 Scene 13, Aria of Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Ah! spietato! e non ti muove (Melissa)  Act 1, Aria of Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Ah, sommi dei, cui la giustizia arruota  First line to Perché viva il caro sposa (Esilena), Act 3, Aria of Rodrigo, HWV5 (Handel)
Al lampo dell'armi (Cesare)  Act 2, Aria from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Allegrezza, mio core  No 3, Recitative of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Almira, HWV1 (Handel)
Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Amico hai vint'io (India)
Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
An Ode upon dedicating a building to Shakespeare (Arne)
Arianna in Creta, HWV32 (Handel)
As Amoret and Thyrsis lay  Movement of The Old Batchelor, Z607 (Purcell)
Augelletti, voi col canto  No 2, Aria of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Aure, fonti, ombre gradite (Rossane)  Act 2, Aria of Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Belise starb, und sprach im Scheiden (Benda)
Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV38 (Handel)
Cara speme, questo core (Sesto)  Act 1 Scene 8, Aria from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Cara sposa (Rinaldo)  Act 1, Aria from Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Caro padre, a me non dei  Act 1 Scene 3, Aria of Ezio, HWV29 (Handel)
Catone in Utica (Vivaldi)
Cephalus und Aurore (Benda)
Che tirannia d'amor! (Lisaura)  Act 2, Aria of Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Chi t'intende? o cieca instabile! (Berenice)  Act 3 Scene 4, Aria of Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, HWV38 (Handel)
Columba aspexit (Hildegard of Bingen)
Come, cheerful day (Campion)
Come, sable night (Ward)
Come, sad Turtle, mateless moaning  First line to The Mournful Lovers (Lawes)
Confitebor tibi Domine 'Alla francese', SV267 (Monteverdi)
Confitebor tibi Domine, SV194 (Monteverdi)
Confitebor tibi Domine, SV266 (Monteverdi)
Cor di padre, e cor d' amante (Asteria)  Act 3, Aria of Tamerlano, HWV18 (Handel)
Correte pur a fiumi, amare lacrime  First line to Vorrei, né pur saprei (Elmira), Act 3 Scene 8, Aria of Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
Cruel unkind (Ward)
Dame, a vous sans retollir (Machaut)
Das Andenken (Benda)
Deidamia, HWV42 (Handel)
Desterò dall' empia Dite (Melissa)  Act 2, Aria of Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Deus tuorum militum, SV280 (Monteverdi)
Diana 'Questo dardo, quest' arco' (India)
Dica il falso, dica il vero (Rossane)  Act 2, Aria of Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Die Lüfte deckte noch der dunkle Flor der Nacht  First line to Cephalus und Aurore (Benda)
Die not, fond man (Ward)
Dite pace, e fulminate (Elmira)  Act 1 Scene 9, Aria of Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
Donna pos vos ay chausida (Anon)
Drey Sommer grünet mir bereits  First line to Das Andenken (Benda)
Du fehlest mir, wie einsam und wie stille (Benda)
Eloisa to Abelard (Pinto)
Ezio, HWV29 (Handel)
Fair Iris and her swain  Movement of Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
Fairest isle, all isles excelling  Act 5, Song of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Far from triumphing court (Dowland)
Father of heav'n! From thy eternal throne (Priest)  Act 3 No 1, Air from Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
Ferma, Teodosio (Atenaide)  Act 3 Scene 7 of L'Atenaide (Vivaldi)
Flow not so fast, ye fountains (Dowland)
Fonti amiche, aure leggiere (Seleuce)  Act 1, Aria of Tolomeo, Re di Egitto, HWV25 (Handel)
For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature  Movement of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Foy porter, honneur garder (Machaut)
Gather your rosebuds while you may (Lawes)
Gelosia, tu già rendi l'alma mia (Caio)  Act 1 Scene 11 of Ottone in villa (Vivaldi)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Go, passions, to the cruel fair (Ford)
Go, tell Amynta, gentle swain, Z489 (Purcell)
Griselda (Vivaldi)
He whose desires are still abroad (Danyel)
Hence, fond deceiver 'Love and despair', Z492 (Purcell)
His golden locks Time hath to silver turned (Dowland)
Hope and love (Shield)
Hope of my heart (Ward)
I have entreated (Ward)
I'd fain ask you a this, but in pops a that  First line to 'Tis only no harm to know it, you know (Shield)
If heaven's just wrath (Ward)
If the deep sighs (Ward)
Il crudel m' abbandona, e mi detesta  First line to Ah! spietato! e non ti muove (Melissa), Act 1, Aria of Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
In all our Cynthia's shining sphere, Z496 (Purcell)
In some kind dream, Z497 (Purcell)
In turbato mare, RV627 (Vivaldi)
Invocation to Nature (Pinto)
Io ti levo l'impero dell'armi (Partenope)  Act 1 Scene 11 of Partenope, HWV27 (Handel)
It was a time when silly bees could speak (Dowland)
Joshua (Handel)
Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
La sorte mia vacilla (Antigona)  Act 2, Aria of Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (Handel)
Lamento d'Olimpia (India)
Lamento d'Olimpia (Monteverdi)
L'Atenaide (Vivaldi)
L'aura non sempre (Laodice)  Act 2, Aria of Siroe, Re di Persia, HWV24 (Handel)
Let God arise 'Chandos Anthem No 11a', HWV256a (Handel)
Let us dance, let us sing  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
L'incoronazione di Dario (Vivaldi)
L'ombre, L'aure, e ancora il rio (Caio)  Act 2 Scene 3 of Ottone in villa (Vivaldi)
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z502 (Purcell)
Lotario, HWV26 (Handel)
Lungi dal vago volto  No 1, Recitative of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Maledetto sia l'aspetto (Monteverdi)
Mark how the blushful morn  First line to The Marigold (Lanier)
Mein Geliebter hat versprochen (Benda)
Mein Thyrsis! dürft ich dir doch sagen (Benda)
M'hai resa infelice (Deidamia)  Act 3 Scene 2, Aria of Deidamia, HWV42 (Handel)
Mi deride l'amante  First line to Desterò dall' empia Dite (Melissa), Act 2, Aria of Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Ruggiero)  Act 2 Scene 3, Aria from Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Mi stringerai sì  No 4, Aria of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Mignonne allons (Anon)
Move now with measured sound (Campion)
My song shall be alway 'Chandos Anthem No 7', HWV252 (Handel)
Nature! sweet mistress of the pensive mind  First line to Invocation to Nature (Pinto)
Nel mondo e nell'abisso (Isacio)  Act 3 Scene 4, Aria from Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra, HWV23 (Handel)
Nisi Dominus, SV200 (Monteverdi)
No, più soffrir non voglio (Lisaura)  Act 1, Aria of Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Non mi lusinga vana speranza (Oronte)  Act 2 Scene 6 of L'incoronazione di Dario (Vivaldi)
Non ti lusinghi la crudeltade (Lucio)  Act 2 Scene 1 of Tito Manlio (Vivaldi)
Non vi piacque, ingiusti dei (Emira)  Act 2, Aria of Siroe, Re di Persia, HWV24 (Handel)
Now each creature (Handford)
Now hath Flora robbed her bowers (Campion)
O diva Ecate, sian d'effetto vuoti  First line to Dite pace, e fulminate (Elmira), Act 1 Scene 9, Aria of Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
O Jerusalem (Hildegard of Bingen)
O liberty, thou choicest treasure (Israelitish woman)  Act 1 No 14, Air of Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
O praise the Lord with one consent 'Chandos Anthem No 9', HWV254 (Handel)
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42 (Haydn)
Oft have I tender'd (Ward)
Ohime ch'io cado (Monteverdi)
Ombre vane, ingiusti orrori (Costanza)  Act 3 Scene 5 of Griselda (Vivaldi)
Ombre, piante, urne funeste! (Rodelinda)  Act 1, Aria of Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV19 (Handel)
Or la tromba – Battaglia (Rinaldo)  Act 3, Aria from Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Or la tromba (Rinaldo)  Act 3, Aria from Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Ottone in villa (Vivaldi)
Out from the vale (Ward)
Partenope, HWV27 (Handel)
Pena tiranna (Dardano)  Act 2, Aria from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV11 (Handel)
Perché viva il caro sposa (Esilena)  Act 3, Aria of Rodrigo, HWV5 (Handel)
Piangono al pianger mio (India)
Placa l'alma (Rossane/Lisaura)  Act 1, Aria of Alessandro, HWV21 (Handel)
Quando non vede la cara madre (Pulcheria)  Act 3, Aria of Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra, HWV23 (Handel)
Quanto più fien tenaci  First line to Scherz in mar la navicella (Adelaide), Act 1 Scene 9, Aria of Lotario, HWV26 (Handel)
Quel sguardo sdegnosetto (Monteverdi)
Quest'è dunque la fede? (Alceste)  Act 2, Recitative of Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (Handel)
Retire, my troubled soul (Ward)
Riccardo Primo, Re d'Inghilterra, HWV23 (Handel)
Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV19 (Handel)
Rodrigo, HWV5 (Handel)
Scherz in mar la navicella (Adelaide)  Act 1 Scene 9, Aria of Lotario, HWV26 (Handel)
Scipione, HWV20 (Handel)
Scoglio d' immota fronte (Berenice)  Act 2, Aria of Scipione, HWV20 (Handel)
Se in campo armato (Cesare)  Act 2 Scene 9 of Catone in Utica (Vivaldi)
Se mai senti spirarti sul volto (Cesare)  Act 2 Scene 5 of Catone in Utica (Vivaldi)
See, the conqu'ring hero comes! (Chorus of youths/Chorus of virgins)  Act 3 No 5, Chorus of Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
Sfere fermate (India)
Shows and nightly revels (Lupo)
Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto (Argante)  Act 1 No 10, Aria from Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Since from my dear Astrea's sight  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Sinfonia in F, BWV1046a: Allegro  Movement 1 of Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV208 (Bach)
Sinfonia in F, BWV1046a: Menuetto  Movement 17 of Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV208 (Bach)
Siroe, Re di Persia, HWV24 (Handel)
Solemn March during the circumvection of the Ark of the Covenant  Act 2 No 2 of Joshua (Handel)
Son qual stanco pellegrino (Alceste)  Act 2 Scene 2, Aria of Arianna in Creta, HWV32 (Handel)
Song Tune 'Fairest Isle'  Suite Movement 4 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'How blest are shepherds'  Suite Movement 7 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'Let the soldiers rejoice'  Suite Movement 3 of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Song Tune 'Round thy coasts'  Suite Movement 9 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Soon as the letters trembling I unclose  First line to Eloisa to Abelard (Pinto)
Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
Stà nell'Ircana (Ruggiero)  Act 3 Scene 3, Aria from Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Still I'm wishing  Song Tune of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
Stript of their green our groves appear, Z444 (Purcell)
Sweet Philomel (Ward)
Swift through the yielding air  First line to The Lark (Lawes)
Symphony in C major  Act 5 of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
Tamerlano, HWV18 (Handel)
Tell me why, my charming fair  Movement of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
The curfew (Storace)
The Desert Island (Arne)
The glittering sun begins to rise  First line to The glitt'ring sun, Extract of The Morning (Arne)
The glitt'ring sun  Extract of The Morning (Arne)
The kind appointment Celia made  First line to The lover's recantation (Arne)
The Lark (Lawes)
The lark sings high in the cornfield (Linley Sr.)
The lover's recantation (Arne)
The Marigold (Lanier)
The Morning (Arne)
The Mournful Lovers (Lawes)
The Old Batchelor, Z607 (Purcell)
The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV71 (Handel)
Think not, my love, when secret grief (Linley Sr.)
This mossy bank they prest  First line to A Dialogue (Lawes)
Thou soft flowing Avon  Song of An Ode upon dedicating a building to Shakespeare (Arne)
Though you are young and I am old (Campion)
Ti pentirai, crudel, d'aver offeso (Elisa)  Act 3, Aria of Tolomeo, Re di Egitto, HWV25 (Handel)
Time has not thinn'd my flowing hair (Jackson)
Time stands still (Dowland)
Time, cruel Time (Danyel)
Time, that leads the fatal round (Lupo)
'Tis only no harm to know it, you know (Shield)
Tito Manlio (Vivaldi)
Tolomeo, Re di Egitto, HWV25 (Handel)
Torna il sereno zefiro (India)
Triumph now with joy and mirth (Giles)
Un chant novel (Guibert Kaukesel)
V' adoro, pupille (Cleopatra)  Act 2, Sinfonia and Aria of Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Va tacito e nascosto (Cesare)  Act 1, Aria from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV17 (Handel)
Vedrai s' a tuo dispetto (Almira)  Act 3, Aria of Almira, HWV1 (Handel)
Vedrò fra poco (Alceste)  Act 2, Aria of Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (Handel)
Venti turbini (Rinaldo)  Act 1, Aria from Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Verdi prati (Ruggiero)  Act 2 Scene 12, Aria from Alcina, HWV34 (Handel)
Vo' far guerra, e vincer voglio (Armida)  Act 2, Aria of Rinaldo, HWV7a (Handel)
Voglio di vita uscir (Monteverdi)
Vorrei, né pur saprei (Elmira)  Act 3 Scene 8, Aria of Sosarme, Re di Media, HWV30 (Handel)
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV208 (Bach)
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten 'Wedding Cantata', BWV202 (Bach)
What can we poor females do?, Z518 (Purcell)
What shall I do to show how much I love her?  Song of The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z627 (Purcell)
What then is love but mourning? (Rosseter)
What tho' his guilt  Song of The Desert Island (Arne)
When love was a stranger  First line to Hope and love (Shield)
Why still before these streaming eyes (Salomon)
Why, my Daphne, why complaining?, Z525 (Purcell)
You meaner beauties of the night (East)
You say 'tis love  Movement of King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
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