18 Canzonets (Travers, John)

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Publisher. Info. London: John Simpson, for the Author, n.d.(1746).
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No.17. Fair and Ugly

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Publisher. Info. The British Minstrel, and Musical and Literary Miscellany, Vol.3
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General Information

Work Title 18 Canzonets
Alternative. Title Eighteen Canzonets for Two, and three Voices; (The Words chiefly by Matthew Prior, Esq.) Set to Musick by John Travers, Organist of his Majesty's Chapel Royal and of St. Paul Covent Garden
Composer Travers, John
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJT 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 18 Canzonets
First Publication. 1746
Librettist Matthew Prior
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, continuo

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  1. Proem. I, like a Bee, with Toil and Pain; ST, bc
  2. The Praise of Bacchus. Whilst our Joys in Wine we raise; AT, bc
  3. The Advice of Venus (Matthew Prior). Thus to the Muses spoke the Cyprian Dame; AT, bc
  4. An Epigram (Matthew Prior). When Bibo thought fit from the World to retreat; AB, bc
  5. On his own Birthday (Matthew Prior). I, my Dear, was born today, so all my Jolly Comrades say; TB, bc
  6. Chanson Françoise (Translated by Matthew Prior). Why thus from the Plain does my Shepherdess rove; SS, bc
  7. An Epigram (Matthew Prior). Says Pontius, in Rage, contradicting his Wife; AB, bc
  8. To Fortune (Matthew Prior). Whilst I, in Prison, on a Court look down; AT, bc
  9. Advice to Leonora (Matthew Prior). Cease, Leonora, cease to mourn, thy faithful Strephon will return; ST, bc
  10. An Epigram (Matthew Prior). Poor Hall caught his Death standing under a Spout; AT, bc
  11. Friendship (Matthew Prior). Reading ends in melancholy; AB, bc
  12. [Canzonet] (Matthew Prior). Haste, my Nanette, my lovely Maid; SB, bc
  13. Cupid's Promise (Matthew Prior). Soft Cupid, wanton am'rous Boy; ATB, bc
  14. Advice to Delius. He is not numbered with the Blest; ATB, bc
  15. Love's Security. Beauty should please but not ensnare; ATB, bc
  16. The Resolution. Pleasure's enchanted Ground I'll tread; ATB, bc
  17. (A Translation). Fair and Ugly, False and True; ATB, bc
  18. The old Bacchanal. Old I am, yet can (I think) those that younger are out-drink; ATB, bc