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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

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

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