Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDH88011

Say, Love, if ever thou didst find

composer
1603; The Third and Last Booke of Songs and Aires, London
author of text

Ian Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Recording details: June 1983
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1989
Total duration: 1 minutes 49 seconds

Cover artwork: Ideal spring scenery (Ideale Frühlingslandschaft) by Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)
Reproduced by courtesy of Schack-Galerie, Munich
 
1

Other recordings available for download

Mark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)
James Bowman (countertenor), David Miller (lute)
The image of the moon is common to songs that touch on the symbol of the Virgin Queen (constant yet ever-changing). Whether or not Elizabeth’s razor-sharp intellect would have been taken in by the extravagance of Say, Love, if ever thou didst find (‘Say, Love, if ever thou didst find/A woman with a constant mind?’), it is a wonderful song.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

L’image de la lune est courante dans les songs touchant au symbole de la Virgin Queen (constante et néanmoins toujours changeante). Que la vive intelligence d’Élisabeth ait ou non été saisie par l’extravagance de Say, Love, if ever thou didst find? («Say, Love, if ever thou didst find/A woman with a constant mind?», «Dis, Amour, si tu as jamais rencontré/une femme à l’esprit constant?»), c’est là un merveilleux song.

extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Das Bild des Mondes kommt häufig in Liedern vor, die sich mit dem Symbol der jungfräulichen Königin befassen (beständig, doch im ständigen Wandel). Ungeachtet, ob Elisabeths äußerst scharfsinniger Verstand von solchen Ausschweifungen wie Say, Love, if ever thou didst find („Geliebter, hast du je geseh’n/Beständigkeit bei Frauen schön?“) eingenommen wurde oder nicht, ist das ein wunderbares Lied.

aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Other albums featuring this work

Dowland: Awake, sweet love
CDH55241
Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
CDA67648
Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
Studio Master: CDA68007Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...
Search

There are no matching records. Please try again.