Come All Ye Songsters - Carolyn Sampson (speech/speaker/speaking part); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Elizabeth Kenny (lute);...
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  1. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Come all ye songsters
  2. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Sing while we trip it
  3. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: A dance of fairies
  4. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Ye gentle spirits of the air
  5. Suite for harpsichord No. 5 in C major (from "A Choice Collection of Lessons"), Z. 666
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  1. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Come all ye songsters
  2. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Sing while we trip it
  3. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: A dance of fairies
  4. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Ye gentle spirits of the air
  5. Suite for harpsichord No. 5 in C major (from "A Choice Collection of Lessons"), Z. 666
  6. Timon of Athens, semi-opera, Z. 632: The cares of lovers
  7. Fly swift, ye hours, song, Z. 369
  8. Not all my torments can your pity move, song, Z. 400
  9. The Italian Ground
  10. Don Quixote, incidental music, Z. 578
  11. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Mystery
  12. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: If love's a sweet passion
  13. Minuet
  14. La guitarre royalle dédiée au roy, 39 pieces for 1 and 2 guitars (1674): Passacaille
  15. Aureng-Zebe, or, the Great Mogul, incidental music, Z. 573: I see she flies me
  16. What a sad fate is mine, song, Z. 428 (2 versions)
  17. Pious Celinda goes to prayers, song, Z. 410
  18. Divisions on a Ground in D minor (from The Division-Viol)
  19. Hail, bright Cecilia (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 328: 'Tis Nature's Voice
  20. Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Lucinda is bewitching fair
  21. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Hark! The echoing air
  22. Spoken Introduction
  23. The Indian Queen, semi-opera, Z. 630: I attempt from love's sickness to fly
  24. Spoken Introduction
  25. Fairest Isle (from "King Arthur"), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38: Fairest isle
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The live concert album is less well developed in early music than in Classical and Romantic repertory, but here's quite a valuable corrective to that situation. Soprano Carolyn Sampson has a flexible, creamy voice and has become a favorite in music of the English Baroque, in Britain and increasingly beyond. This recital, performed in 2015 in London's Wigmore Hall, made no concessions to the mainstream nature of the venue (and the engineering staff reciprocated with fine handling of the too-large space). These are not ...

Come All Ye Songsters 2016, Wigmore Hall Live

UPC: 5065000924843

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