Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive (D'Urfey, Thomas)

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Publisher. Info. London: William Pearson for J. Tonson, 1719
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Work Title Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive
Alternative. Title
Composer D'Urfey, Thomas
Title-page Details Title-page transcription
Songs compleat, pleasant and divertive; set to musick by Dr. John Blow, Mr. Henry Purcell, and other excellent masters of the Town. Ending with some orations, made and spoken by me several times upon the Publick Stage in the Theater. Together with some Copies of verses, prologues and epilogues, as well for my own Plays as those of other Poets, being all Humerous and Comical. Written by Mr. D'Urfey.
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1719
Librettist Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723)
Language English; Italian; French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 1-3 voices (many songs written and published elsewhere with a continuo bassline, which is omitted in this collection)

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Named composers: John Blow, Henry Purcell, Daniel Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli (arranged), John Christopher Pepusch, Richard Leveridge, William Corbett, Ralph Courtivill (Raphael Courteville), John Eccles, William Croft, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jeremiah Clarke, John Weldon, Samuel Akeroyde, Thomas D'Urfey, Mr Eales (probably mistake for Mr Eagles, i.e. Eccles), Mr Hendell (George Frideric Handel), St Germain, John Lenton, William Turner, Senior Baptist (probably Giovanni Battista Draghi), "a man of quality", Thomas Farmer, Mr Peasible (James Paisible), John Barrett, Colonel (Simon) Pack, Mr J. C. (probably Jeremiah Clarke), Gottfried Finger

The King's Health (Vol.2, p.152), and Royal Ode (Vol.2, p.157) are set to Farinel's Ground, i.e. La Folia