Catches, Rounds, Two-part and Three-part Songs (Purcell, Henry)

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Editor William Barclay Squire (1855-1927)
Publisher. Info. The Works of Henry Pucell, Vol.22
London: Novello, 1922
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General Information

Work Title Catches, Rounds, Two-part and Three-part Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Purcell, Henry
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
First Publication. 1922
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, continuo

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CONTENTS: (from WorldCat, still needs to be checked)
Catches (3-voice unless otherwise noted):

  1. An ape, a lion, a fox and an ass
  2. As Roger last night
  3. Bring the bowl and cool Nantz
  4. Call for the reckoning
  5. Come, let us drink
  6. Come, my heart
  7. Down, down with Bacchus
  8. Drink on, till night be spent
  9. God save our sovereign Charles
  10. Great Apollo and Bacchus
  11. He that drinks is immortal
  12. A health to the nut-brown lass (4-voice)
  13. Here's a health, let it pass
  14. Bartholomew Fair
  15. I gave her cakes
  16. If all be true that I do think
  17. A catch upon Charleroy
  18. The jovial drinker
  19. Let us drink to the blades
  20. The Macedon youth (4-voice)
  21. My lady's coachman, John (The pensioner)
  22. Now England's great council
  23. Now, now we are met
  24. Of all the instruments that are
  25. Once in our lives
  26. Once, twice, thrice, I Julia tried
  27. One industrious insect and the sweetness of th' other
  28. Pale faces, stand by
  29. Plague on you for a fop
  30. Prithee ben't so sad and serious
  31. Room for th' express
  32. Since the Duke is return'd (Upon the Duke's return)
  33. Since time so kind to us does prove
  34. Sir Walter enjoying (The scolding)
  35. Soldier, soldier, take off thy wine (4-voice)
  36. Sum up all the delights
  37. The surrender of Lim'rick
  38. 'Tis easy to force (4-voice)
  39. 'Tis too late for a coach
  40. 'Tis women makes us love (4-voice)
  41. To all lovers of music
  42. To thee and to a lass
  43. True Englishmen drink
  44. Under a green elm (4-voice)
  45. Under this stone
  46. When V and I together met
  47. Who comes there
  48. Wine in a morning
  49. Would you know how we met
  50. Young Collin Cleaving
  51. Young John the gardener (The servant's ball) (4-voice)

  52. Fie, nay prithee, John
  53. Full bags
  54. The glass was just tim'd
  55. The miller's daughter riding to the fair
  56. Since women so false
  57. Tom making a manteau

Two-part songs (treble (or tenor) and bass, continuo, unless otherwise noted):

  1. When gay Philander left the plain
  2. Adieu to his mistress (accomp. ad lib.)
  3. Though my mistress be fair
  4. A dialogue betwixt Alexis and Sylvia
  5. When lovely Phillis thou art kind
  6. A serenading song (treble and bass with 2 flutes, continuo)
  7. A saw fair Cloris all alone
  8. Sylvia, 'tis true you're fair
  9. Come, dear companions of th'Arcadian fields
  10. A health to King James II
  11. Saccharissa's grown old
  12. Teucer's voyage
  13. Oft am I by the women told
  14. How sweet is the air and refreshing (accomp. ad lib.)
  15. Fill the bowl with rosy wine
  16. In some kind dream
  17. Love and despair (A dialogue)
  18. A dialogue between Strephon and Dorinda
  19. Here's to thee, Dick
  20. How pleasant is this flowery plain (treble, tenor, 2 flutes, continuo)
  21. Let Hector, Achilles and each brave commander
  22. Were I to choose the greatest bliss
  23. Nestor, who did to thrice man's age
  24. Lost is my quiet forever
  25. A dialogue between Thirsis and Daphne
  26. Fair Cloe my breast so alarms
  27. The epicure
  28. What can we poor females do
  29. Dulcibella, whene'er I sue for a kiss
  30. When Myra sings
  31. Elegy upon the death of Queen Mary (2 trebles, continuo)
  32. For love ev'ry creature
  33. There ne'er was so wretched a lover as I
  34. In all our Cinthia's shining sphere (Dialogue)
  35. While bolts and bars my day control
  36. Trip it, trip it in a ring (treble, bass, continuo)
  37. Go tell Amynta, gentle swain
  38. Turn then thine eyes (2 trebles, continuo)
  39. Julia, your unjust disdain
  40. I spy Celia
  41. While you for me alone had charms (The 9th ode of Horace imitated : a dialogue betwixt the Poet and Lydia)
  42. Above the tumults of a busy state
  43. Alas, how barbarous are we
  44. Silvia, thou brighter eye of night (A serenading song)
  45. See where she sits (treble (or tenor), bass, 2 violins, continuo)
  46. Oh! what a scene does entertain my sight (treble (or tenor), bass, flute (or violin), continuo)
  47. A dialogue between Charon and Orpheus (2 basses, continuo)

Three part songs:

  1. A drinking song (treble (or tenor), 2nd tenor, bass)
  2. When the cock begins to crow (treble I (or tenor I), treble II (or tenor II), bass, continuo)


  1. Sweet Tyraness, I now resign (cantus I, cantus II, bassus, continuo)
  2. The blind beggar's song (2 trebles, bass, continuo)