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All fancy sick

The Songs in the Tempest or the Enchanted Island, London, 1746
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The Tempest

Arne was not the only composer to write attractive Shakespeare settings at the time. The Dutch composer Willem De Fesch wrote music for a production of The Tempest at Drury Lane in 1746, including an up-to-date setting of ‘All fancy sick’ as a da capo aria for soprano, flute and continuo.

from notes by Peter Holman 2004


Orpheus with his lute


Track 18 on CDA67450 [4'57]

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