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Scarce had the rising sun appear'd, Z469

composer
Choice Ayres and Songs II, 1679
author of text

 
Scarce had the rising sun appear’d was one of Purcell’s first songs to be published, appearing in John Playford’s second book of Choice Ayres and Songs of 1679. The poem was on a common enough theme: a ‘sweet nymph’, minding her own business in a quiet grove, was propositioned by a ‘murm’ring voice’ whose ‘prevalent charms’ were as attractive as the girl’s face. Purcell’s setting is delightful in its tuneful simplicity, bringing in a bass voice to join the solo soprano as beauty yields to ‘pleasing flatteries’.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2
CDA66720Last few CD copies remainingDownload currently discounted
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Details

Track 27 on CDA66720 [1'03] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 27 on CDS44161/3 CD2 [1'03] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66720 track 27

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-72027
Duration
1'03
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 27
    Release date: May 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 2 Track 27
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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