2 Cantatas and 6 Songs (Gunn, Barnabas)

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Publisher. Info. Gloucester: R. Raikes, 1736
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Work Title 2 Cantatas and 6 Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Gunn, Barnabas
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBG 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 pieces
  1. Cantata I: Grant me, gentle love, said I
  2. Cantata II: A swain, whose am'rous fickle mind
  3. Fair Melanias so compleat
  4. False tho' she be to me and love
  5. When Chloe was by Damon seen
  6. The first Stanza of Sappho's Hymn to Venus - O Venus, beauty of the skies
  7. If wine and musick have the pow'r
  8. Whilst I am scorch'd with hot desire
First Publication. 1736
Librettist William Congreve
"a gentleman"
Sappho (translated)
Matthew Prior
Language English
Dedication all lovers of musick
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, flute/violin, continuo; voice, continuo