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Track(s) taken from CDA66720

When first my shepherdess and I, Z431

The Theatre of Music IV, 1687
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: May 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 26 seconds


'A treasury of good performances. It could hardly be otherwise with this composer and this roster of singers' (Fanfare, USA)
This song was published in 1687 in the fourth book of The Theatre of Music. The story is that of a two-timing shepherdess who professes her undying devotion to Damon (utilizing the oft-used double entendre on ‘die’) but all too soon meets another stock pastoral figure, Myrtillo. Despite her protests, Damon realizes that she is two-timing him. The poet adds a wicked final comment!

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Other albums featuring this work

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