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Track(s) taken from CDA66720

Phillis, talk no more of passion, Z409

The Theatre of Music II, 1685
author of text

Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), The King's Consort
Recording details: March 1994
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: May 1994
Total duration: 2 minutes 2 seconds


'A treasury of good performances. It could hardly be otherwise with this composer and this roster of singers' (Fanfare, USA)
Purcell’s attractive setting appeared in Playford’s second book of The Theatre of Music in 1685. Phillis is all talk and no action. Although Purcell’s setting of the two verses is basically strophic, there are a number of melodic variations between the two verses, not least in the continuo link which joins the two stanzas. The refrain ‘Honour that so oft you mention’ (‘Fame and honour’ in verse two) is especially rich in its harmony.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

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Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
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