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Who can behold Florella's charms?, Z441

Deliciae Musicae I, May 1695
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The setting is a late one, headed in the first book of Deliciae Musicae (published in May 1695) as having been sung by ‘Mrs Siball’ (Colley Cibber). The song is full of delightful harmonic details. ‘One glance from her’ rises expectantly and falls beautifully as ‘my soul disarms’; two extended melismas on ‘glory’ and ‘triumph’ dominate the second half without detracting from Purcell’s charming melody.

from notes by Robert King © 2003


Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 3
CDA66730Archive Service; also available on CDS44161/3
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)


Track 16 on CDA66730 [2'06] Archive Service; also available on CDS44161/3
Track 16 on CDS44161/3 CD3 [2'06] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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