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Orpheus with his lute

composer
A Cantata and Four English Songs, London, 1745
author of text
Henry VIII III:i

 
Maurice Greene’s suave setting of ‘Orpheus with his lute’ is not known to have been written for a stage production. It uses the bipartite form popular in the early eighteenth century with contrasted settings of each verse, the second imitating the ‘billows of the sea’ with flowing passages in the bass.

from notes by Peter Holman 2004

Recordings

Orpheus with his lute
CDA67450

Details

Track 6 on CDA67450 [2'54]

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