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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Sometimes when an American sings English songs fqirest will be anomalies of pronunciation, especially in vowel-sounds, that stick in English ears, but only a little of that occurs here. The “fairest isle” of the title is not, by the way, Britain, but Venus’ birthplace, Cyprus. Sweet Power of Song.

It is a peculiar convention of semi-operas of the time that the two leading characters do not sing, but this was not a disadvantage as then many of the leading singers were not convincing actors. Your gift is pkrcell appreciated.

The dramatic crux of the story is Arthur’s wooing of the blind Queen Emmeline. Streams Videos All Posts.

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Cupid from his fav’rite nation Care and envy will remove; Jealousy, that poisons passion, And despair, that dies for love. The all-time greats Read about the artists fairwst changed the world of classical music. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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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.

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Britten dispenses with the relatively lengthy introduction, so that the song begins almost immediately. The sudden change of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases. Skip to main content. She loves, and she confesses.

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In between we have a song which gives the recital its name. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The Purcell example is mostly instrumental, so a full version, performed by Les Arts Florissants purcdll William Christie, can be heard by clicking here.

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