Blow: Venus & Adonis

John Blow
Venus & Adonis
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - René Jacobs, dir.
Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1684 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi "René Jacobs Opera Edition" HMX 290 1684 [CD]


    John Blow

    Venus & Adonis: A Masque for the entertainment of the King
  1. Overture
  2. The Prologue
  3. Cupid, chorus: Behold my arrows and my bow
  4. Shepherds, Shepherdess: Come shepherds all
  5. Cupid: Courtiers there is no faith in you
  6. Chorus, Sherpherds, Shepherdess: In these sweet groves
  7. Cupid's Entry

  8. ACT I
  9. The Act tune
  10. Adonis, Venus: Venus! Adonis!
  11. Hunter's Music, Venus
  12. Adonis, Venus: Adonis will not hunt today
  13. Huntsman, Adonis, chorus: Come, follow the noblest game
  14. Entry: A dance by a Huntsman

  15. ACT II
  16. The Act tune
  17. Cupid, Venus: You place with such delightful care
  18. Cupids, Little Cupids: The Cupid's Lesson - The insolent, the arrogant
  19. Cupid: Choose for the formal fool
  20. A Dance of Cupids
  21. Venus: Call the Graces
  22. Chorus of the Graces: Mortals below, Cupids above
  23. The Graces' Dance
  24. Gavatt
  25. Sarabrand for the Graces
  26. A Ground

  27. ACT III
  28. The Act tune
  29. Venus, Adonis: Adonis, uncall'd for sighs
  30. Venus: With solemn pomp let mourning Cupids bear
  31. Chorus: Mourn for thy servant

Playing time: 51'

Rosemary Joshua (soprano - Venus), Gerald Finley (baritone - Adonis)
Clare College Chapel Choir
Thimoty Brown (choirsmaster)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightnement
René Jacobs, dir

Recording site and date:
Unknown [10/1998]
Rel. 1999 (HMU), 2003(HMX)

[1], [25] Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8174 L'Angleterre baroque - Baroque England / Un siècle de musique anglaise (1650-1760) - Masks, Anthems & Semi-operas

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