Cantatas and Songs (Carey, Henry)

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Publisher. Info. London: for the author, 1724.
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Work Title Cantatas and Songs
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
Cantatas For a Voices with Accompanyment; Together with Songs on various Subjects, for One, Two & Three Voices: A Thorough Bass to the Whole And all the Songs Transposed for the Flute
Composer Carey, Henry
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHC 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's see below
  1. Cantata. The fair Pastora, sate in a shady grove - voice, treble instrument, continuo
  2. An Epithalamium for 2 Voices. This is the day, sacred to mirth and joy - 2 voices, continuo
  3. Chorus for 3 Voices. Pass the glass around with pleasure - 3 voices, continuo
  4. Cantata. The Tragical Story of the Mare, compos'd in the High Stile by Sigr. Carini. Unhappy me! what shall I do? - voice, continuo
  5. The Hunting Song in Love in a Forrest. What shall he have that kill'd the deer? - voice, SSATB chorus, continuo
  6. The Expostulation. Turn, turn away mine eyes - voice, continuo
  7. (The Intrigue) by way of Dialogue. Make haste, and away, mine only dear! - voice, continuo
  8. (A Reveille) Or Morning Call to the Bride & Bridegroom. See! the morning gives you warning to suspend your dear delight! - 2 voices, continuo
  9. Happy Myrtillo. On a grassy pillow, the youthful Myrtillo - voice, continuo
  10. The Precaution. Gardez vous bien bergere! / O nymph divinely charming - voice, continuo
  11. The Jolly Bacchanal. Come all ye jolly Bacchanals that love to tope good wine - voice, continuo
  12. A Touch on the Times. A merry land by this light, we laugh at our own undoing - voice, continuo
  13. Cantata. I go to the Elisian Shade where sorrow ne'er shall wound me - voice, continuo
  14. (Songs in Harlequin Doctor Faustus). Recitative Immortal pow'rs! who favour humane race - voice, continuo
  15. Aria. Celestial pow'rs, haste, haste away - voice, violin, continuo
  16. Aria. Haste, O beauteous Queen of Night - voice, recorder, continuo
The Song Part Transposed for the Flute (i.e. recorder)
First Publication. 1724
Librettist Henry Carey, except:
5. William Shakespeare
14-16. Barton Booth
Language English (one song in French)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 1-3 voices, continuo; recorder
Extra Information 'Flute' here refers to the recorder