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Pox on you for a fop
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'How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman' (CDH55013)
How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
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Track 9 on CDH55013 [1'56] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Pox on you for a fop
One of a collection of vulgar but witty rounds written by the composer of the sublime Dido and Aeneas. A ‘fop’ in Purcell’s day was simply a rakehell who made a point of indulging himself to excess in the delights of the flesh. This graphic description of the effects of overeating provides an interesting comment on the seamier side of Purcell’s private life. Not for the squeamish!

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55013 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00809
Duration
1'56
Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. How the world wags Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDA66008)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: January 1988
    Deletion date: May 1999
    Superseded by CDH55013
  2. How the world wags Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDH55013)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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