English Songs, HWV 228 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Bacchus's Speech in Praise of Wine (No.4)

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The Sailors's Complaint (No.6)

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Strephon's Complaint of Love (No.14)

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The Satyrs's Advice to a Stock-jobber (No.15)

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The Rapture (No.20)

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Work Title English songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 228
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 songs
1. The unhappy Lovers. As Celia's fatal arrows flew
2. Charming Cloris. Ask not the cause / The poor Shepherd. The Sun was sunk beneath the Hills
3. As on a Sunshine Summer's Day
4. Bacchus Speech in Praise of Wine. Bacchus one day gayly striding
5. The Polish Minuet or Miss Kitty Grevil's Delight. Charming is your shape and air
6. The Sailor's Complaint. Come and listen to my ditty / Hosier's Ghost. As near Portobello lying
7. Di godere ha speranza il mio core / Oh my dearest, my lovely creature
8. The forsaken Maid's Complaint. Faithless ungrateful / The slighted Swain. Cloe proves false
9. From scourging rebellion or A Song on the Victory obtained over the Rebels by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland
10. The forsaken Nymph. Guardian Angels now protect me
11. I like the am'rous Youth that's free
12. Phillis. My fair, ye Swains, is gone astray
13. Not, Cloe, that I better am
14. Strephon's Complaint of Love. Oh cruel Tyrant Love
15. The Satyr's Advice to a Stock-Jobber. On the shore of a low ebbing sea / Ye Swains that are courting a Maid / Molly Mogg. Says my uncle, I pray you discover
16. Phillis be kind and hear
17. Phillis advised. Phillis the lovely
18. Stand round, my brave boys or Song made for the Gentlemen Volunteers of the City of London
19. The faithful Maid / The Melancholy Nymph. 'Twas when the seas were roaring
20. The Rapture / Matchless Clarinda. When I survey Clarinda's charms / Venus now leaves
21. The Death of the Stag. When Phoebus the tops of the Hills does adorn
22. Who to win a Woman's favour
23. An Answer to Collin's Complaint. Ye winds to whome Collin complains
24. Yes, I'm in love
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1719–46
Language English (No.7 partly in Italian)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voice: Soprano (Nos.18, 10–17, 19–24) or Tenor (Nos.9, 18)
Continuo (except Nos.3, 23)

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  • Songs for solo voice and basso continuo from The Musical Miscellany Being a COLLECTION of CHOICE SONGS, Set to the VIOLIN and FLUTE By the most Eminent MASTERS, Printed by and for John Watts, London 1729-1731
  • The Musical Entertainer Vol. 1, London 1740