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My heart, whenever you appear, Z399
composer
1685
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 1' (CDA66710)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 1
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'Purcell: The complete secular solo songs' (CDS44161/3)
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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Track 16 on CDA66710 [1'46] Archive Service; also available on CDS44161/3
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My heart, whenever you appear, Z399
My heart, whenever you appear was included in the first edition of The Theatre of Music and reprinted ten years later in The New Treasury of Musick. The poet is sad, despite his love for his lady, and Purcell beautifully captures the mood of ardent melancholy. Although the poet’s heart rises whenever his love appears, finding (with a delicious, bittersweet melisma) ‘something so delightful’, he has nagging doubts that, such is the attraction of his lady, rivals to him ‘ev’ry day increase’. In the second verse he admits that the lady too has problems, for despite the thousand hearts that ‘To you their adoration owe’, she can only pick one of them. The worry that ‘racks me with despair’ is that the poet may not prove to be the chosen one.

from notes by Robert King 2003

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Details for CDS44161/3 disc 1 track 16
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ISRC
GB-AJY-94-71016
Duration
1'46
Recording date
29 March 1994
Recording venue
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 1 (CDA66710)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: March 1994
    Deletion date: February 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44161/3
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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