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The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601
composer
1693
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets' (CDH55447)
Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014' (HYP201404)
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Details
Duet: No, resistance is but vain
Track 6 on CDH55447 [4'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) NEW
Track 6 on HYP201404 [4'40] Download-only monthly sampler NEW

The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail, Z601
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Southerne’s play of 1693 The Maid’s Last Prayer, or Any rather than Fail required only two songs and one duet, No, resistance is but vain. Its opening comic style is strongly reminiscent of the Coridon and Mopsa duet from The Fairy Queen, dating from only a few months earlier, but the duet also contains some contrasting and characteristically wistful writing at the mention of ‘sighs’ and ‘pain’.

from notes by Robert King © 1988

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Details for CDA66253 track 6
Duet: No, resistance is but vain
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-25306
Duration
4'40
Recording date
15 May 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets (CDA66253)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: March 1988
    Deletion date: December 2010
    Superseded by CDH55447
  2. Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets (CDH55447)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) NEW
  3. Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014 (HYP201404)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 2014
    Download-only monthly sampler NEW
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