The Mistress

The Mistress
Poems by Abraham Cowley, set by Blow, Purcell and Others
The Purcell Circle
The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir.
Musica Oscura 070986-2


    Henry Purcell
  1. I Came, I Saw, and was undon

  2. John Blundeville
  3. Beneath this gloomy shade

  4. Pietro Reggio
  5. Now by my Love

  6. William King
  7. I wonder what those Lovers mean

  8. Pietro Reggio
  9. By Heav'n I'll tell her boldly

  10. Pietro Reggio
  11. 'Tis well, 'tis well, with them

  12. William King
  13. False, foolish Heart!

  14. Henry Purcell
  15. They say youre angry

  16. John Blow
  17. I little thought

  18. Pietro Reggio
  19. Then like some wealthy Island

  20. Robert King
  21. No; to what purpose

  22. Henry Purcell
  23. No: to what purpose

  24. William King
  25. What Mines of Sulphur

  26. Pietro Reggio
  27. I thought, I'll swear

  28. William King
  29. These full two hours now

  30. William King
  31. Go bid the Needle

  32. William King
  33. It gave a pit'eous groan

  34. Pietro Reggio
  35. Unhurt, untoucht

  36. William Turner
  37. See where she sits

  38. Francis Pigott
  39. Ask me not

  40. Pietro Reggio
  41. 'Tis strange kind of Igno'rance

  42. Pietro Reggio
  43. Through all thy gestures

  44. Henry Purcell
  45. She loves, and she confesses

Playing time: 77'19"

Performer: The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir.
[Emma Kirkby (soprano), Evelyn Tubb (soprano), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Andrew King (tenor), Simon Grant (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Michael Fields (lute), Alan Wilson (organ and harpsichord)]

Recording site and date: Forde Abbey, Dorset; 15-18 January 1993

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Jon Stringer