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Track(s) taken from CDA66710

Beware, poor shepherds 'The Caution', Z361

Choice Ayres V, 1684
author of text

Charles Daniels (tenor), The King's Consort
Recording details: March 1994
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: March 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 29 seconds


'An auspicious launch to a project that will probably have no real competiton for years to come; I recommend it heartily' (Fanfare, USA)

'An exceptional recording with consummate singing and playing which is worthy of pride of place in any vocal collection' (CDReview)
Purcell’s setting of ‘Beware, poor shepherds’, subtitled ‘The Caution’, appeared in the fifth book of Choice Ayres in 1684. The subject this time is Lelia (though this might have been a misprint for Celia or even Delia) and warns of her two-timing; she will ‘give you hopes of bliss’ and even ‘seal it with a kiss’, but all shepherds are advised, ‘By thinking on my pain’, to avoid her.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

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Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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