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Purcell: The Cares of Lovers

Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

Pierce’s voice is delicious: clear, strong, supple, with sparkling top notes and a warm, textured middle and low register. She’s mistress of her words, bending vowels and clipping consonants... More…

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Purcell: The cares of lovers (from Timon of Athens, Z632)

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: The History of King Richard the Second or The Sicilian Usurper: Retir'd from any mortal's sight, Z581

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Celia has a thousand charms from The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Dear pretty youth (from The Indian Queen, Z630)

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Ground in Gamut

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: If Music be the Food of Love, Z. 379C

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)
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Purcell: O lead me to some peaceful gloom (from Bonduca or The British Heroine, Z574)

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: She loves and she confesses too, Z413

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Ground in D minor, ZD222

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Tell me, some pitying angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z196

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Music for a while, Z583

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: Thou wakeful shepherd that dost Israel keep (A Morning Hymn), Z198

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)

Purcell: An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

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  • Richard Egarr
  • Rowan Pierce (soprano), William Carter (theorbo)
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