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Spite of the godhead, pow'rful love, Z417

composer
Vinculum Societatis I, 1687
author of text

 
The first volume of Vinculum Societatis (1687) contained two songs by Purcell, Let formal lovers and Spite of the godhead, a setting of a poem by Anne Wharton. Purcell’s melody illustrates the lady’s tormented, hidden love for Philemon with angular intervals, but the ending has hope, for she will (if he should ‘Once take thy injur’d part’) put her pride aside, and declare her true love for him.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

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)

Details

Track 9 on CDA66730 [0'58] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 9 on CDS44161/3 CD3 [0'58] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66730 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73009
Duration
0'58
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 9
    Release date: September 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 3 Track 9
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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