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When first my shepherdess and I, Z431
composer
The Theatre of Music IV, 1687
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2' (CDA66720)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2
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'Purcell: The complete secular solo songs' (CDS44161/3)
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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When first my shepherdess and I, Z431
This song was published in 1687 in the fourth book of The Theatre of Music. The story is that of a two-timing shepherdess who professes her undying devotion to Damon (utilizing the oft-used double entendre on ‘die’) but all too soon meets another stock pastoral figure, Myrtillo. Despite her protests, Damon realizes that she is two-timing him. The poet adds a wicked final comment!

from notes by Robert King 2003

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Details for CDS44161/3 disc 2 track 24
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-72024
Duration
1'26
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 24
    Release date: May 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 2 Track 24
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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