Phillis, talk no more of passion, Z409

composer
The Theatre of Music II, 1685
author of text

 
Purcell’s attractive setting appeared in Playford’s second book of The Theatre of Music in 1685. Phillis is all talk and no action. Although Purcell’s setting of the two verses is basically strophic, there are a number of melodic variations between the two verses, not least in the continuo link which joins the two stanzas. The refrain ‘Honour that so oft you mention’ (‘Fame and honour’ in verse two) is especially rich in its harmony.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2
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Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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Details

Track 13 on CDA66720 [2'02] Last few CD copies remaining
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Track-specific metadata for CDS44161/3 disc 2 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-72013
Duration
2'02
Recording date
23 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. 2 (CDA66720)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 2 Track 13
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)