Hyperion Records

Spite of the godhead, pow'rful love, Z417
composer
Vinculum Societatis I, 1687
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3' (CDA66730)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
MP3 £4.00FLAC £4.00ALAC £4.00Buy by post £10.50 CDA66730  Last few CD copies remaining   Download currently discounted
'Purcell: The complete secular solo songs' (CDS44161/3)
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
MP3 £15.00FLAC £15.00ALAC £15.00Buy by post £16.50 CDS44161/3  3CDs 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)

Spite of the godhead, pow'rful love, Z417
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

Track-specific metadata
Click track numbers opposite to select

Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch