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He himself courts his own ruin, Z372

composer
Choice Ayres V, 1684
author of text

 
The lutesong-like setting was published in 1684 in Playford and Carr’s fifth book of Choice Ayres. Purcell sets the author’s wry view of courtship in two strophic verses, full of delightfully unpredictable melodic and harmonic turns.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

Recordings

Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
CDA66730Archive Service
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/3Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only

Details

Track 5 on CDA66730 [1'10] Archive Service
Track 5 on CDS44161/3 CD3 [1'10] Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDS44161/3 disc 3 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-73005
Duration
1'10
Recording date
29 March 1994
Recording venue
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3 (CDA66730)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 1994
    Deletion date: May 2020
    Archive Service
  2. Purcell: The complete secular solo songs (CDS44161/3)
    Disc 3 Track 5
    Release date: November 2003
    Deletion date: March 2021
    Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
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