Live from la Maison Française–Henry Purcell: The Food of Love

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Program: #11-48   Air Date: Nov 21, 2011

NOTE: All of the music on this program was recorded at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France, in cooperation with the French-American Cultural Foundation. For information on the many activities and concerts at the Maison, you may explore the site: Paul Agnew and Music of Purcell--We hear a recent performance from Paul Agnew and members of Les Arts florissants featureing the lush and timeless vocal and instrumental works of Henry Purcell.

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NOTE: All of the music on this program is by Henry Purcell (1569-1695), unless otherwise noted. The performers were Paul Agnew, tenor; Anne-Marie Lasla, gamba; Béatrice Martin, harpsichord; Thomas Dunford, archlute.

  • If Music Be the Food of Love
  • Corinna is Divinely Fair
  • What a Sad Fate is Mine (a Song on a Ground)
  • I See, she Flies me ev'rywhere

JOHN DOWLAND (1563-1626): Lachrymae Antiquae

  • Music for a While
  • Not all my Torments Can your Pity Move


JOANAMBROSIO DALZA (?1450-after 1508): Pavane/Saltarello/Piva/Calata

  • On the Brow of Richmond Hill

CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON (1602/06-1669): Prelude in e minor for Bass Viol

  • When her Languishing Eyes said "Love"
  • Man is for Woman Made
  • A Ground in c minor for Hapsichord: Corant, Saraband and Chaconne
  • I Loved Fair Celia
  • Ah! How Sweet it is to Love
  • If Music Be the Food of Love
  • Now that the Sun Hath Faded his Light

Composer Info

Henry Purcell (1569-1695), JOHN DOWLAND (1563-1626), GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER (c.1580-1651), JOANAMBROSIO DALZA (1450-after 1508), CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON (1602/06-1669)