Love is now become a trade, Z393

composer
The Theatre of Music I, 1685
author of text

 
Love is now become a trade appeared in Playford’s first book of The Theatre of Music in 1685. The anonymous author takes a wry view of love, likening it to a commercial transaction: those with wealth can bid for a wife to last them all their life (though they may along the way bring employment to a lawyer) but this simple tradesman is happy just to have a single night’s entertainment with ‘a small retailing whore’!

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
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Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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Details

Track 21 on CDA66730 [1'06] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 21 on CDS44161/3 CD3 [1'06] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44161/3 disc 3 track 21

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73021
Duration
1'06
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 21
    Release date: September 1994
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 3 Track 21
    Release date: November 2003
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)