Songs from the Pleasure Garden

£12.00

Philip Langridge is joined by a fine cast of musicians for this recording of songs from the Georgian era, centred around the rural paradises in and around London, the Pleasure Gardens.

Featuring works by some of the foremost composers of the day, this is a hugely entertaining and dramatic collection of songs where love, lust and lament are the main players.

William Boyce William Jackson
William Croft John Blow
John Eccles Daniel Purcell
George Munro Maurice Green
James Hook Thomas Arne
Thomas Linley Stephen Storace
Philip Langridge David Owen Norris Jennifer Langridge Malcolm Layfield Tristan Gurney

Philip Langridge is one of the world’s most distinguished singers, whose musical and dramatic qualities ensure that he is in constant demand throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. In recognition of these qualities, he was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1994.

SKU: SIGCD101

Philip Langridge – tenor
David Owen Norris – piano
Jennifer Langridge – cello
Malcolm Layfield & Tristan Gurney – violins

Release date:1st May 2007
Order code:SIGCD101
Barcode: 635212010129

  1. Orpheus with his Lute – Maurice Greene – [2.54]
  2. Orpheus and Euridice – William Boyce – [1.42]
  3. How Severe is my Fate – William Croft – [3.07]
  4. Spring Gardens – William Boyce – [3.04]
  5. Belinda – John Eccles – [1.44]
  6. Celia the Fair – George Monro – [2.07]
  7. The Steadfast Shepherd – James Hook – [2.56]
  8. A Shepherd loved a nymph so fair – George Frederick Pinto – [2.23]
  9. The Curfew Tolls the Bell – Stephen Storace – [3.30]
  10. Think not, my love – Thomas Linley – [3.34]
  11. Let no mortal sing to me – William Jackson – [2.58]
  12. Go lov’ly Rose – Johann Peter Salomon – [3.21]
  13. Grant me, ye Gods – John Blow – [4.06]
  14. What is’t to Us? – John Blow – [2.46]
  15. Cupid, Make your Virgins Tender – Daniel Purcell – [4.36]
  16. The Non-Parreill – William Boyce – [1.05]
  17. Go, Rose, My Chloe?s Bosom Grace – Maurice Greene – [1.42]
  18. Jenny – Thomas Arne – [3.14]
  19. Cymon and Iphigenia – Thomas Arne – [11.00]

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