Track Listing & Identification for «Purcell: Musick’s Hand-maid (The Harp Consort) Astrée E 8564»

Here is the listing of tracks, with appropriate (i.e., ‘Z’ numbers) identification, as promised in the post below.  My apologies for the archaic orthography and letters; this information was taken directly from my iTunes tags for this album.  As mentioned below, the identifications are based on the catalogue record for this recording at the Bibliothèque nationale de France; their online catalogue is a marvellous resource, and is available in English and Spanish, as well as French. The tenors on the individual tracks are not identified, but Ellen Hargis (soprano) sings on track 20, and Harry Van der Kamp (bass) on track 4.  The recording was made in March of 1995 at St Georgs-Kirche in Sengwarden, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony in Germany).

1 of 30 | A ſingle Song in Edipus. Muſick for a while, ſhall all your Cares beguile Z583/2 From the music for a 1692 revival of ‘Œdipus’. Published in the Second Book (1702) of Playford’s ‘Orpheus Britannicus’.

2 of 30 | Air ZT676 Originally published in ‘Muſick’s Hand-maid’, the Air later formed part of the incidental music for Congreve’s 1693 play, ‘The Double-Dealer’.

3 of 30 | Air Z665/2 The Almand from the Suite in C major, published in Playford’s ‘The Second Part of Muſick’s Hand-maid’, 1689.

4 of 30 | The Reſurrection: Out of Mr. Cowley’s Pindaricks. Z183 Incipit: ‘Begin the song, and strike the living lyre’ Hymn on lines in Cowley’s Pindarick Ode of the same title. First published in the Second Book of ‘Harmonia Sacra’.

5 of 30 | Prelude Z652 Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

6 of 30 | Almand Z661/2  Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

7 of 30 | Corante Z661/3  Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

8 of 30 | Saraband Z661/4  Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

9 of 30 | A New Ground (Here the deities approve) ZT682 Transcription of ‘Here the deities approve’ from the Cecilian ode ‘Welcome to All the Pleasures’ of 1683. First published in the Second Part of ‘Muſick’s Hand-maid’.

10 of 30 | Round-O ZT684 Later the Rondeau (Z570/2) in the incidental music for the 1695 version of ‘Abdelazer: or, The Moor’s Revenge’. Published in ‘Second Part of Muſick’s Hand-maid’, 1689.

11 of 30 | Strike the Viol, touch the Lute, a ſingle Song Z323/4 From the ode ‘Come Ye Sons of Art, Away’ for Queen Mary’s 32nd birthday, on 30 April 1694. The song was published in the first book of Playford’s ‘Orpheus Britannicus’.

12 of 30 | Prelude Z720 Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

13 of 30 | Almand Z643 A variant of the Almand in Suite Z660.

14 of 30 | Courante Z644 Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

15 of 30  A New Scotch Tune Z655 The tune originally appeared as ‘A Scotch Tune in Fashion’, in ‘Apollo’s Banquet’, 1687. Also known as ‘Peggy, I must love thee’, from the words set to it in later times.

16 of 30 | Air Z641 Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’ in 1696.

17 of 30 | Gavott ZD220 The authorship of this piece is uncertain.

18 of 30 | A New Iriſh Tune Z646 Purcell’s arrangement of the melody from the popular song ‘Lilliburlero’, which had a great vogue at the time. Published in Playford’s ‘Muſick’s Hand-maid’, 1689.

19 of 30 | A Ground in Gamut Z645 Published in Playford’s ‘The Second Part of Muſick’s Hand-maid’ in 1689.

20 of 30 | An Evening Hymn. On a Ground (Now that the Sun hath veil’d his Light) Z193 Subtitled ‘Words by Dr William Fuller, late Lord-Bishop of Lincoln’. Published in Playford’s ‘Harmonia Sacra’ of 1688.

21 of 30 | Almand very ſlow Bell-barr Z668 First movement of the suite in D minor, as published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons for the Harpſichord or Spinnet’, 1696.

22 of 30 | Air ZT675 Arranged from the final Air (Z630/22) in the incidental music for ‘The Indian Queen’, this was published in ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons’, in 1696.

23 of 30 | Minuet & Sefauchi’s Farwell ZT688 & Z656 Sefauchi (Giovanni Francesco Grossi, detto ‘Siface’) was a castrato who was in England in 1687. Both published in ‘Muſick’s Hand-maid’, 1689.

24 of 30 | Ground ZT681 Arranged from ‘With him he brings the partner of his throne’ in ‘Yᵉ tuneful Muſes’ (Z344), this was published in ‘The Second Part of Muſick’s Hand-maid’.

25 of 30 | Cupid, the ſlyeſt rogue alive Z367 Cantata set to an anonymous translation of the poem, ‘Love stealing Honey’, attributed to Theocritus. Published in the Second Book of Playford’s ‘Theater of Muſic’.

26 of 30 | Jigg ZT693 A transcription (or borrowing) of a gigue by Thomas Morgan, about whom nothing is known. Published in ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons’.

27 of 30 | Hornpipe ZT685 Transcription from the Hornpipe (Z607/4) in the incidental music for Congreve’s comedy ‘The Old Batchelour’. Published in ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons’.

28 of 30 | Jigg ZT686 A transcription from the Jig (Z530/7) in ‘Abdelazer’. Published in Playford’s ‘A Choice Collection of Leſsons’.

29 of 30 | Here, let my life with as much ſilence ſlide Z544 From the Ode ‘If ever I more riches did deſire’ ca 1687, in the British Library’s R.M. MS 20.h.8. This part is upon lines from Cowley’s essay III ‘Of Obscurity’.

30 of 30 | Thou knoweſt, Lord, the ſecrets of our hearts Z58/C Setting by Purcell, for the obsequies of Queen Mary II, to supply a missing sentence in Morley’s ‘Funeral Sentences’. First printed in ‘Musica Sacra’, 1724.

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