Blow: Venus & Adonis
Rogers Covey-Crump : discography


Harmonia Mundi HMC 901276

Playing time: 49'44

Recorded: 10/1987



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Blow: Venus & Adonis

London Baroque - Charles Medlam


Contents:

 1.  Overture [3:15] 
 2.  Prologue
"Behold My Arrows", "Come Shepherds All", "Courtiers There Is No Faith In You" (Nancy Argenta, Emily Van Evera) 
[4:02] 
 3.  "In these sweet groves" (Nancy Argenta) [2:22] 
 4.  Cupid's Entry [1:30] 
 5.  Act I
Act Tune (Tune for the flutes) 
[1:17] 
 6.  "Venus!", "Hark, hark" (Stephan Varcoe, Lynne Dawson) [5:12] 
 7.  "Come, follow the noblest game", "Lachne has fast'ned first" (Tessa Bonner, Nicola Jenkin, Mary Seers, Emily Van Evera, Christopher Royall, John Mark Ainsley...) [2:37] 
 8.  Entry - A Dance by a Huntsman (Rogers Covey-Crump) [1:08] 
 9.  The Act Tune [1:30] 
 10.  Act II
"You place with such deligthful care", "The insolent" (Nancy Argenta, Tessa Bonner, Nicola Jenkin, Mary Seers, Emily Van Evera, Christopher Royall...) 
[5:00] 
 11.  A Dance of Cupids [1:49] 
 12.  "Call the Graces", "Mortals below" (Lynne Dawson, Tessa Bonner, Nicola Jenkin, Mary Seers, Emily Van Evera, Christopher Royall...) [1:53] 
 13.  The Graces' Dance - Gavott - Saraband for the Graces - A Ground [5:43] 
 14.  Act Tune [1:43] 
 15.  Act III
"Adonis, uncall'd for sighs" (Lynne Dawson) 
[5:17] 
 16.  "With solemn pomp" (Lynne Dawson) [5:13] 


Performers:

Nancy Argenta (soprano - Cupid),
Lynne Dawson (soprano - Venus),
Stephen Varcoe (bass - Adonis),
Emily Van Evera (soprano - Shepherdess),
John Mark Ainsley (spoken voice - Shepherd),
Charles Daniel (tenor - Shepherd),
Gordon Jones (bass - Shepherd),
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor - Huntsman)

London Baroque, dir. Charles Medlam