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Orpheus with his lute

composer
A Cantata and Four English Songs, London, 1745
author of text
Henry VIII III:i

 
Maurice Greene’s suave setting of ‘Orpheus with his lute’ is not known to have been written for a stage production. It uses the bipartite form popular in the early eighteenth century with contrasted settings of each verse, the second imitating the ‘billows of the sea’ with flowing passages in the bass.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2004

Recordings

Orpheus with his lute
CDA67450
Songs from the Pleasure Garden
SIGCD101Download only

Details

Track 6 on CDA67450 [2'54]
Track 1 on SIGCD101 [2'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD101 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-07-10101
Duration
2'54
Recording date
22 December 1999
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Manchester University, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs from the Pleasure Garden (SIGCD101)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2007
    Download only
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