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GREENE, M.: Spenser's Amoretti (Hulett, Green, Pinardi)


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GREENE, M.: Spenser's Amoretti (Hulett, Green, Pinardi)

The distinguished English composer Maurice Greene was appointed Master of the King’s Music in 1735. He soon composed a series of 25 sonnet settings taken from the collection of 89 Amoretti (‘little loves’) written by Edmund Spenser, one of the greatest poets of the Shakespearean age. These settings show Greene to have been a master of word-painting technique, and a subtle colourist with a sensitive ear for Spenser’s verse. This jewel of a collection is also historically important, as it can be considered one of the earliest song cycles in the history of English music.

Greene, Maurice
Spenser, Edmund, lyricist(s)

  Spenser's Amoretti
1.   No. 1. After so long a race 00:03:46
2.   No. 2. Happy ye leaves 00:02:11
3.   No. 3. Faire Eyes 00:02:44
4.   No. 4. Ye tradefull merchants 00:02:02
5.   No. 5. The rolling wheele 00:02:03
6.   No. 6. The merry Cuckow 00:02:21
7.   No. 7. How long shall this like dying life endure 00:02:54
8.   No. 8. The Laurell leafe 00:03:01
9.   No. 9. Like as a ship 00:03:31
10.   No. 10. What guile is this 00:01:59
11.   No. 11. Arion 00:02:34
12.   No. 12. Sweet smile 00:03:27
13.   No. 13. Marke when the smiles 00:01:41
14.   No. 14. The Love which me so cruelly tormenteth 00:03:19
15.   No. 15. Trust not the treason of those smiling lookes 00:02:34
16.   No. 16. Fayre cruell 00:02:30
17.   No. 17. Faire yee be sure 00:02:15
18.   No. 18. Thrise happy she 00:01:53
19.   No. 19. After long stormes 00:02:10
20.   No. 20. Like as a huntsman 00:01:27
21.   No. 21. Fresh Spring 00:03:10
22.   No. 22. One day I wrote her name upon the strand 00:03:55
23.   No. 23. Lacking my love 00:02:19
24.   No. 24. Since I did leave the presence of my love 00:02:45
25.   No. 25. Like as the Culver 00:03:46

Total Playing Time: 01:06:17

Greene, Maurice

Spenser, Edmund

Green, Luke; Hulett, Benjamin; Pinardi, Giangiacomo

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572891

Barcode: 747313289172

Physical Release: 12/2012

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