Amintor, heedless of his flocks, Z357

composer
Choice Ayres III, 1681
author of text

 
Another early song, published in 1681 in Playford and Carr’s third book of Choice Ayres, this setting was a three-verse, strophic one which divides each verse into two sections. The text, on the stock pastoral figure Amintor’s unreciprocated love for Clarissa, is full of double entendres, yet the over-riding sense of Purcell’s setting is that of melancholy.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
CDA66730Last few CD copies remainingDownload currently discounted
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Details

Track 4 on CDA66730 [2'24] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 4 on CDS44161/3 CD3 [2'24] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66730 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73004
Duration
2'24
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. 3 (CDA66730)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 3 Track 4
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)