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2 Dec 2012

Helen Watts -&- Thurston Dart. "Songs for Courtiers & Cavaliers" - L'Oiseau-Lyre 1956

Caccini:  Dolcissimo sospiro  ~  Calestani:  Damigella tutta bella ~ Folgorate  ~  Cifra:  In quel gelato core  ~  Grandi:  Vientene, o mia crudel
d'India:  Infelice Didone ~ Torna il sereni zeffiro

Henry Lawes:  A Complaint against Cupid ~ No constancy in man ~ An eccho ~ Tavola: In quel gelato core ~ Parting ~ Dissuasion from presumption ~ Sufferance ~ Among rosebuds ~ A lady to a young courtier ~ I prithee send me back my heart
Hymns to the Holy Trinity: Hymn to God the Father ~ Hymn to God the Son ~ Hymn to God the Holy Ghost      
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Helen Watts, Contralto  - with  Thurston Dart, harpsichord -&- chamber organ  
L'Oiseau-Lyre  OL 50128   c.1964 LP.  Matrices: TT 379 -1B / TT 380 -1B   Recorded: c.June 1956 - Decca West Hampstead Studios ??
A very fine (and well recorded) recital - the 'Didone' lament is splendid - as are Crofts 'Hymns'.      Not on CD       Sleeve-note >>>