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Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410
composer
Deliciae Musicae I, May 1695
author of text

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'Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3' (CDA66730)
Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
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Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410
Playford’s first volume of Deliciae Musicae, advertised in May 1695, contained four new songs by Purcell, including a setting of a typically cheeky poem by the young playwright William Congreve (1670–1725). Purcell’s response to the text was splendidly lighthearted.

from notes by Robert King 2003

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