Lockdown Early Music Backing Tracks - Vocal

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Purcell - 'Music for a While'

This album of harpsichord accompaniment tracks includes the following versions: 
Soprano (C min, original key): A=415, 440
Mezzo soprano (G min): A=415, 440
Contralto (F min): A=415, 440

Giving a total of 6 different pitch options.

For each pitch there are the following tempo versions.
 

Giving a total of 24 tracks.
 

Purcell - Evening Hymn

Purcell's setting of Fuller's ‘Now that the sun hath veil’d his light’ was published in Harmonia Sacra in 1688.

 

This album of organ and harpsichord accompaniment tracks at pitches A=415 and A=440.

 

For each pitch there are 4 tempo versions.

 

Total 8  tracks.

 

Purcell - ‘I attempt from love’s sickness to fly’ (The Indian Queen)

 

Keys:

High voice (A, original key)

Medium voice (G)

Low voice (E-flat)

 

Pitches: A=415 and A=440.

 

For each pitch there are 4 tempo versions.

 

Total tracks: 24

 

Free sheet music here.

 

Purcell - ‘Man is for a woman made’ (The Indian Queen)

Purcell’s boisterous song was one of three he contributed to the comedy The Mock Marriage in 1695.  

 

Keys:

High voice (C, original key)
Medium voice (B-flat)
Low voice (G)

Pitches: A=415 and A=440.

 

For each pitch there are 5 tempo variations.

 

Total tracks: 30

 

Purcell - ‘I'll sail upon the Dog-star’ 

One of eight songs Purcell contributed to the play A Fool’s Preferment, or The Three Dukes of Dunstable in 1688.

Keys:

High voice (C, original key)
Medium voice (B-flat)
Low voice (G major)

 

Pitches: A=415 and A=440.

 

Tempo choices: 4

 

Total tracks: 24

 
 

Purcell - ‘Ah, how sweet it is to love’ 

This song was set by Purcell for Dryden’s 1694 production of Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr.

Keys:

High voice (G min, original key)
Medium voice (F min)
Low voice (D min)

 

Pitches: A=415 and A=440.

 

Tempo choices: 4

 

Total tracks: 24

Monteverdi - Duet: 'Pur ti miro' 

L'incoronazione di Poppea)

 

This album contains organ and harpsichord accompaniment tracks at pitches A=415 and A=440.

 

For each pitch there are 9 tempo versions.

 

Total tracks: 18

Free sheet music here.

 

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