English song from Dowland to Purcell is a field worthy of any singer’s cultivation, yet remarkably few except our own native-bred early music specialists care to. Soprano. Piano. S. Pno. Fai rest-. Isle, all isles ex cel- ling,. -. Seat of plea sures. – . 8. S. Pno. and of loves,. Ve nus,- here, will choose her dwel ling,. – and for-. Fairest isle, Z/38 (from King Arthur) – Purcell realization for high or medium voice and piano (pre 21 November , Britten aged 32).

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Purcell Fairest Isle

The Purcell example is mostly instrumental, so a usle version, performed by Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, can be heard by clicking here. King Arthur, Fairest isle.

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If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Britten dispenses with the relatively lengthy introduction, so that the song begins almost immediately. The English were not ready to embrace full-length grand operas in the French or Italian styles in their own language.

The production was by the Theatre Royal company at Dorset Garden on the Thames at Blackfriars, which had the stage machinery needed for the fast and elaborate special effects and scene changes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.


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The dramatic crux of the story is Arthur’s wooing of the usle Queen Emmeline. Fairest Isle therefore becomes a passionate utterance, and although the specification is for high or medium voice and piano, it seems to work best with a soprano. Henry Purcell’s Most Admirable Composures. Its placement in the opera is a choice of genius.

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