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The art of the bawdy song.

Baltimore Consort. (Performer). Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695 Vocal music. Selections. (Added Author). Merry Companions (Musical group) (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc (70 min., 35 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Troy, NY : Dorian, [1992]

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General Note: Compact disc.
Bawdy catches and ballades of 17th and 18th century England; sung in English (with the exception of More Palatino, sung in Italian).
Program notes by Mary Anne Ballard, notes on the performers, and texts of songs (24 p. : ill.) in container.
A gift from the William H. Willennar Foundation in memory of Aileen Willennar and Alice Willennar Close, 1999.
Formatted Contents Note: Aniseed robin/Cuckolds all a-row / annonymous -- I gave her cakes and I gave her ale / Purcell -- Taking his beer with old Anacharsis / Aldridge -- Fye, nay, prithee John / Purcell -- Cold and raw / D'Urfey -- The miller's daughter / Purcell -- Will said to his mammy / Jones -- The old fumbler ; Walking in a meadowe greene / anon. -- Celia learning on the spinnet / Isum -- Tom the taylor ; My lady's coachman John / Purcell -- The Irish jig or The night ramble / anon. -- Come sirrah Jacke hoe / Weelkes -- Dainty fine aniseed water ; Most men do love the Spanish wine / anon. -- Argeers/Gathering peascods / anon. -- My lady and her maid / Ellis -- As Roger last night to Jenny lay close ; Pox on you / Purcell -- Ladie lie near me / anon. -- 'Tis women makes us love / Blow -- Sir Walter enjoying his damsel / Purcell -- My thing is my own / anon. -- Here dwells a pretty maid / Cranford -- My man John had a thing that was long / Eccles -- When first Amyntas sued for a kiss / anon. -- More Palatino / attributed to Sweelinck -- Poor Owen/Where they drank / Church -- Come, come let us drink / Purcell.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY, Oct. 1990.
Subject: Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with instrumental ensemble.
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.
Ballads, English > England > 17th century.
Ballads, English > England > 18th century.
Genre: Rounds (Music)

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