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ABOUT THE MASS ARIA
From Henry Playford’s Harmonia Sacra, Z. 193, Volume 1, N.1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Countertenor
Original key G Major
Language English
Composer Henry Purcell 1659 – 1695
Poet Bishop William Fuller 1608 – 1675
Range Now that the sun
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Now that the sun, a setting by Bishop William Fuller, was composed by Henry Purcell (G Major) and published in 1688. This hymn is part of the first volume of Henry Playford’s Harmonia.Sacra.

When Purcell had his first set of Hymns published in 1688, he is already acknowledged as an important English composer. The hymns published by Playford at the time, were only made of a vocal line and a bass continuo part. Later editions added realized accompaniment, based on the harmonies suggested by Purcell’s continuo part.

Now that the sun sets a text by William Fuller, bishop of Lincoln during the 17th century. The hymn opens the collection, on a serene evening player, where the narrator hopes for his soul to repose in the arms of God. The ground bass recalls an ornamented passacaglia continuo, with a descending scale at the start. Purcell is master in avoiding monotony, by varying the melody at the vocal line, in shape and length.

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