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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

Recordings
'Orpheus with his lute' (CDA67450)
Orpheus with his lute
Details

Can life be a blessing?
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

Track-specific metadata
Details 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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