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Can life be a blessing?

composer
Troilus and Cressida; A Collection of Songs for One, Two and Three Voices, London, 1704
author of text

 
At this period the rival theatre company was run by Thomas Betterton at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, with music mainly supplied by John Eccles. Eccles’s simple but effective song ‘Can life be a blessing?’ seems to have been written for an unrecorded production of Dryden’s adaptation of Troilus and Cressida around 1695, when the play was republished.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2004

Recordings

Orpheus with his lute
CDA67450

Details

Track 4 on CDA67450 [2'05]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67450 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-45004
Duration
2'05
Recording date
6 October 2003
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Orpheus with his lute (CDA67450)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: April 2004
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