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English Songs of the 17th and 18th centuries
Instrumentation: Medium-Low Voice and Piano
ISMN: 979-0-57700-779-3

English Songs of the 17th and 18th centuries contains a selection of some of the greatest British songs of the baroque and classical era. From some of the most popular songs by Henry Purcell (including Dido’s Lament and Fairest Isle), through perfect examples of the lyricist/composer’s art by Thomas Campion, to classic Shakespeare settings by Thomas Arne, this collection provides an ideal collection of essential songs for the student singer.

  • Arne, Thomas – When daisies pied
  • Arne, Thomas – Where the bee sucks
  • Campion, Thomas – Oft have I sigh’d
  • Campion, Thomas – The peaceful western wind
  • Campion, Thomas – There is a garden in her face
  • Ford, Thomas – Fair sweet cruel
  • Ford, Thomas – Since first I saw your face
  • Gibbons, Orlando – The silver swan
  • Morley, Thomas – I saw my lady weeping
  • Morley, Thomas – I was a lover and his lass
  • Munro, George – My lovely Celia
  • Purcell, Henry – Ah! how pleasant ’tis to love
  • Purcell, Henry – Fairest Isle (Address to Britain)
  • Purcell, Henry – If music be the food of love
  • Purcell, Henry – I saw that you were grown so high
  • Purcell, Henry – Love quickly is pall’d
  • Purcell, Henry – Man is for the woman made
  • Purcell, Henry – Music for a while
  • Purcell, Henry – Nymphs and shepherds
  • Purcell, Henry – Since from my dear
  • Purcell, Henry – The Knotting Song
  • Purcell, Henry – Turn then thine eyes
  • Purcell, Henry – What shall I do
  • Purcell, Henry – When I am laid in earth (Dido’s Lament)
  • Rosseter, Philip – When Laura smiles
  • Rosseter, Philip – If she forsake me
English Songs of the 17th and 18th centuries
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