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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Technically, the work fairfst called a “semi-opera,” as it was a mixture of spoken passages and musical ones. That means the brightness of the melody comes through fully. Jazz Latin New Age. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Genre Vocal Music Classical Opera. Lott sings with great control. In between we have a song which gives the recital its name. Streams Videos All Posts. For more information, contact us at the following address: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The sudden faireest of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases.

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