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The Resource Orpheus Britannicus ; : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices, compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Together with such symphonies for violins or flutes as were by him design'd for any of them and a through-bass to each song, figur'd for the organ, harpsicord or theorbo-lute

Orpheus Britannicus ; : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices, compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Together with such symphonies for violins or flutes as were by him design'd for any of them and a through-bass to each song, figur'd for the organ, harpsicord or theorbo-lute

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Orpheus Britannicus ; : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices
Title
Orpheus Britannicus ;
Title remainder
a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices
Statement of responsibility
compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Together with such symphonies for violins or flutes as were by him design'd for any of them and a through-bass to each song, figur'd for the organ, harpsicord or theorbo-lute
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eng
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1659-1695
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Purcell, Henry
Dewey number
784.3
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other
LC call number
M1497.P85
LC item number
O7 1721a
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  • Vocal music
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Label
Orpheus Britannicus ; : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices, compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Together with such symphonies for violins or flutes as were by him design'd for any of them and a through-bass to each song, figur'd for the organ, harpsicord or theorbo-lute
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Publication
Note
Facsim. ed. "slightly reduced from the original."
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1: Celia has a thousand charms -- Ah! how sweet it is to love -- Whilst I with grief did on you look -- If musick be the food of love -- I look'd and saw within the book of fate -- I see she fly's me -- The cares of lovers -- Two daughters of this aged stream are we -- Leave these useless arts in loving -- Love thou art best of humane joys -- Tho' my mistress be fair yet froward she's too -- When Teucer from his father fled -- For love ev'ry creature is form'd -- You twice ten hundred deities -- Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd -- Why then will mortals darge to urge a fate -- Charon the peaceful shade invites -- Tell me why my charming fair -- You say 'tis loves creates the pain -- I sign'd and own'd my love -- Cinthia frowns when e're I woe her -- When first I saw the bright Aurelia's eyes -- Dear, dear, pritty, pritty youth -- Fairest isle of isles excelling -- Oh! lead me to some peaceful gloom -- Sweeter than roses -- Lucinda is bewitching fair -- From rosie bow'rs where sleep's the god of love -- In vain 'gainst love I strove -- Celebrate this festival -- To arms, your ensigns straight display -- Britains strike home -- Since the toils and the hazards of war -- Lovely Albina's come a shore -- Come let us leave the town -- Lost is my quest for ever -- There ne're was so wretched a lover as I / Mr. Congreve -- This poet sings the Trojan wars -- I'll sail upon the Dogstar -- Fair Cloe my breast so alarms -- From silent shades and elizium groves -- Thy genius so from his sweet bed of rest -- Sing all ye muses -- Hark my Doridcar, hark we're call'd -- No, resistance is but vain -- Let Hector, Achilles and each brave commander -- Love arms himself inn Celia's eyes -- Sound a parley ye fair and surrender -- Since times are so bad -- Strike the viol touch the lute -- What a sad fate -- The fife and all the harmony of war -- Bacchus is a pow'r divine -- 'Tis nature's voice -- Ah! me to many deaths -- Fly swift ye hours -- Blow Boreas blow -- Ah! Belinda I am prest with torment -- O, O let me weep -- See, see where repenting Celia lies -- Dulcibella when e're I sue for a kiss / Mr. Henly -- Since from my dear Astrea's sight -- Were I to choose the greatest bliss -- And in each track of glory -- Nestor who did to thrice men's age attain -- Let sullen discord smile -- Let Caesar and Urania live -- Celemene pray tell me -- For folded flocks -- Love thou can'st hear / Sir Robert Howard -- Turn then thine eyes -- See how the fading glories of the year -- Here the deities approve -- As soon as the chaos -- I attempt from love's sickness to fly -- Now the maids and the men are making of hay -- Behold the man that with gigantick might -- Let the dreadful engines of eternal will -- High on a throne -- I call you all to Wooden's hall -- Corinna is divinely fair -- Nymphs and shepherds come away -- Shepherd leave decoying -- In all our Cinthia's shining sphear -- While bolts and bars my day controul -- In these delightful pleasant groves -- While for a righteous cause he arms -- Return fond muse -- Sound the trumpet till around -- Thou tun'st this world below -- Happy realm beyond expressing -- The airy violin and lofty viol -- Go tell Amynto gentle swain -- And now the renown'd Nassaw -- They did no storms -- Sound trumpet sound, beat ev'ry drum -- The sparrow and the gentle dove -- With him he brings the partner of his throne -- What ho! thou genious of this isle -- What power art thou -- Thou doating fool forbear -- Great love I know the now -- Hither this way, this way bend
  • Volume 2: Crown the year and crown the day -- Thrice happy lovers -- Ah! cruel nymph -- Crown the altar deck the shrine -- Come all ye songsters of the sky -- May the god of witt inspire the sacred nine -- Thus the gloomy world began to shine -- Yes Daphne in your face -- Hark! how all things in one sound rejoyce -- Hark! the ecchoing air a triumph sings -- Let the fifes and the clarions -- Thus the ever grateful spring -- Here's the summer sprightly gay -- See my many colour'd feilds -- Next winter comes slowly, pale meager and old -- April who till now has mourn'd -- The fatal hour comes on a pace -- Britain now thy cares beguile -- Young Thirsis fate ye hills and groves -- To arms heroick prince -- Ye gentle spirits of the air -- What can we poor females do -- Beneath a poplers shadow lay me -- My prayers are heard -- As Amoret and Thirsis lay -- Wake Quivera, wake -- Why shou'd men quarrel here -- They tell us that you mighty pow'rs above -- Scorn'd envy here's nothing that thou canst blast -- Their looks are such that mercy flows -- Ah! how happy are we -- Pious Celinda goes to prayers -- When a cruel long winter has frozen the earth -- Who can from joy refrain -- For tho' the sun has all the summers glory -- A prince of glorious race descended -- The father brave as e'er was Dane -- Sound the trumpet beat the warlike drum -- Hark! how the songsters of the grove -- Hence with your trifling deity -- Love in their little veins inspires -- Come all to me -- Return revolting rebels -- Come let us agree -- Here ye gods of Britain -- Sing ye druids, all your voices raise -- Brigantium honour'd with a race divine -- The bashfull Thames -- The pale and the purple rose -- So when the glittering queen of night -- When my Acmelia smiles, she wounds me -- When lovely Phillis thou art kind -- Wonderous machine -- Genius of England -- Musick for a while, shall all our cares beguile -- On the brow of Richmond hill -- Sound fame thy brazen trumpet sound -- Why my Daphne , why complaining -- And low a sacred fury sweel'd her breast -- Many, many days may she behold --Underneath this myrtle shade -- Julia, Julia, your unjust disdain -- Oh! fair Cederia -- I lov'd fair Celia -- May her blest example chase -- Let us dance, let us sing -- Fair Iris and her swain -- Hark each tree it's silence breaks -- I spy Celia -- 'Tis wine was made to rule the day -- Oh! the sweet delights of love -- We the spirits of the air -- What flattering noise is this -- To Woden thanks we render -- Let all mankind the pleasure share -- When the cock begins to crow -- They shall be as happy as they are fair -- If for your goodness may your power express -- With this sacred charming wand -- In vain the amourous flute
Control code
775166
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
  • The third edition with large additions; and placed in their several keys according to the order of the gamut.
  • London, Printed by W. Pearson for S. H. and sold by J. Young, 1721.
Extent
score (2 volumes)
Lccn
67036320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1142549
Label
Orpheus Britannicus ; : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices, compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Together with such symphonies for violins or flutes as were by him design'd for any of them and a through-bass to each song, figur'd for the organ, harpsicord or theorbo-lute
Publication
Note
Facsim. ed. "slightly reduced from the original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1: Celia has a thousand charms -- Ah! how sweet it is to love -- Whilst I with grief did on you look -- If musick be the food of love -- I look'd and saw within the book of fate -- I see she fly's me -- The cares of lovers -- Two daughters of this aged stream are we -- Leave these useless arts in loving -- Love thou art best of humane joys -- Tho' my mistress be fair yet froward she's too -- When Teucer from his father fled -- For love ev'ry creature is form'd -- You twice ten hundred deities -- Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd -- Why then will mortals darge to urge a fate -- Charon the peaceful shade invites -- Tell me why my charming fair -- You say 'tis loves creates the pain -- I sign'd and own'd my love -- Cinthia frowns when e're I woe her -- When first I saw the bright Aurelia's eyes -- Dear, dear, pritty, pritty youth -- Fairest isle of isles excelling -- Oh! lead me to some peaceful gloom -- Sweeter than roses -- Lucinda is bewitching fair -- From rosie bow'rs where sleep's the god of love -- In vain 'gainst love I strove -- Celebrate this festival -- To arms, your ensigns straight display -- Britains strike home -- Since the toils and the hazards of war -- Lovely Albina's come a shore -- Come let us leave the town -- Lost is my quest for ever -- There ne're was so wretched a lover as I / Mr. Congreve -- This poet sings the Trojan wars -- I'll sail upon the Dogstar -- Fair Cloe my breast so alarms -- From silent shades and elizium groves -- Thy genius so from his sweet bed of rest -- Sing all ye muses -- Hark my Doridcar, hark we're call'd -- No, resistance is but vain -- Let Hector, Achilles and each brave commander -- Love arms himself inn Celia's eyes -- Sound a parley ye fair and surrender -- Since times are so bad -- Strike the viol touch the lute -- What a sad fate -- The fife and all the harmony of war -- Bacchus is a pow'r divine -- 'Tis nature's voice -- Ah! me to many deaths -- Fly swift ye hours -- Blow Boreas blow -- Ah! Belinda I am prest with torment -- O, O let me weep -- See, see where repenting Celia lies -- Dulcibella when e're I sue for a kiss / Mr. Henly -- Since from my dear Astrea's sight -- Were I to choose the greatest bliss -- And in each track of glory -- Nestor who did to thrice men's age attain -- Let sullen discord smile -- Let Caesar and Urania live -- Celemene pray tell me -- For folded flocks -- Love thou can'st hear / Sir Robert Howard -- Turn then thine eyes -- See how the fading glories of the year -- Here the deities approve -- As soon as the chaos -- I attempt from love's sickness to fly -- Now the maids and the men are making of hay -- Behold the man that with gigantick might -- Let the dreadful engines of eternal will -- High on a throne -- I call you all to Wooden's hall -- Corinna is divinely fair -- Nymphs and shepherds come away -- Shepherd leave decoying -- In all our Cinthia's shining sphear -- While bolts and bars my day controul -- In these delightful pleasant groves -- While for a righteous cause he arms -- Return fond muse -- Sound the trumpet till around -- Thou tun'st this world below -- Happy realm beyond expressing -- The airy violin and lofty viol -- Go tell Amynto gentle swain -- And now the renown'd Nassaw -- They did no storms -- Sound trumpet sound, beat ev'ry drum -- The sparrow and the gentle dove -- With him he brings the partner of his throne -- What ho! thou genious of this isle -- What power art thou -- Thou doating fool forbear -- Great love I know the now -- Hither this way, this way bend
  • Volume 2: Crown the year and crown the day -- Thrice happy lovers -- Ah! cruel nymph -- Crown the altar deck the shrine -- Come all ye songsters of the sky -- May the god of witt inspire the sacred nine -- Thus the gloomy world began to shine -- Yes Daphne in your face -- Hark! how all things in one sound rejoyce -- Hark! the ecchoing air a triumph sings -- Let the fifes and the clarions -- Thus the ever grateful spring -- Here's the summer sprightly gay -- See my many colour'd feilds -- Next winter comes slowly, pale meager and old -- April who till now has mourn'd -- The fatal hour comes on a pace -- Britain now thy cares beguile -- Young Thirsis fate ye hills and groves -- To arms heroick prince -- Ye gentle spirits of the air -- What can we poor females do -- Beneath a poplers shadow lay me -- My prayers are heard -- As Amoret and Thirsis lay -- Wake Quivera, wake -- Why shou'd men quarrel here -- They tell us that you mighty pow'rs above -- Scorn'd envy here's nothing that thou canst blast -- Their looks are such that mercy flows -- Ah! how happy are we -- Pious Celinda goes to prayers -- When a cruel long winter has frozen the earth -- Who can from joy refrain -- For tho' the sun has all the summers glory -- A prince of glorious race descended -- The father brave as e'er was Dane -- Sound the trumpet beat the warlike drum -- Hark! how the songsters of the grove -- Hence with your trifling deity -- Love in their little veins inspires -- Come all to me -- Return revolting rebels -- Come let us agree -- Here ye gods of Britain -- Sing ye druids, all your voices raise -- Brigantium honour'd with a race divine -- The bashfull Thames -- The pale and the purple rose -- So when the glittering queen of night -- When my Acmelia smiles, she wounds me -- When lovely Phillis thou art kind -- Wonderous machine -- Genius of England -- Musick for a while, shall all our cares beguile -- On the brow of Richmond hill -- Sound fame thy brazen trumpet sound -- Why my Daphne , why complaining -- And low a sacred fury sweel'd her breast -- Many, many days may she behold --Underneath this myrtle shade -- Julia, Julia, your unjust disdain -- Oh! fair Cederia -- I lov'd fair Celia -- May her blest example chase -- Let us dance, let us sing -- Fair Iris and her swain -- Hark each tree it's silence breaks -- I spy Celia -- 'Tis wine was made to rule the day -- Oh! the sweet delights of love -- We the spirits of the air -- What flattering noise is this -- To Woden thanks we render -- Let all mankind the pleasure share -- When the cock begins to crow -- They shall be as happy as they are fair -- If for your goodness may your power express -- With this sacred charming wand -- In vain the amourous flute
Control code
775166
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
  • The third edition with large additions; and placed in their several keys according to the order of the gamut.
  • London, Printed by W. Pearson for S. H. and sold by J. Young, 1721.
Extent
score (2 volumes)
Lccn
67036320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1142549

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