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Track(s) taken from CDA67450

Dry those eyes which are o'erflowing

composer
British Library, Add. MS 37027
author of text
The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island; possibly by Sir William Davenant
author of text
The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island; possibly by John Dryden

Catherine Bott (soprano), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: October 2003
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 2004
Total duration: 4 minutes 14 seconds
 
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Reviews

'The Parley of Instruments, Rachel Brown, director Peter Holman and the Hyperion recording team all deserve applause' (Gramophone)

'With the programme arranged by play rather than chronology, creating an alluring stylistic variety within its 100-or-so-year span, and excellent sound, music for Shakespeare doesn't come much better than this' (BBC Music Magazine)

'I'm sure that if it wasn't for the pioneering series of recordings named The English Orpheus we would find ourselves less the richer for the discoveries this series has brought to our notions of English musical heritage' (The Organ)

'Programmed with Peter Holman's usual ingenuity and originality' (Goldberg)
This is one of the finest numbers from the Weldon score, the Purcellian ground bass song ‘Dry those eyes which are o’erflowing’, sung by Ariel in Act III, Scene iii to Alonzo, Gonzales and Antonio.

from notes by Peter Holman 2004

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