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Dawn Upshaw sings "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" - LIVE!

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Henry Purcell's setting of Nahum Tate's "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" (When our Savior, at twelve years of age, had withdrawn himself) with soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Margo Garrett. From a 1990 recital. Link to my Dawn Upshaw playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL61C06AF7C238F872 "Tell me, some pitying angel, quickly say, Where does my soul's sweet darling [stray]1, In tiger's, or more cruel Herod's way? Ah! rather let his little footsteps press Unregarded through the wilderness, Where milder savages resort: The desert's safer than a tyrant's court. Why, fairest object of my love, Why dost thou from my longing eyes remove? Was it a waking dream that did foretell Thy wondrous birth? no vision from above? Where's Gabriel now that visited my cell? I call; he comes not; flatt'ring hopes, farewell. Me Judah's daughters once caress'd, Call'd me of mothers the most bless'd. Now (fatal change!) of mothers most distress'd. How shall my soul its motions guide? How shall I stem the various tide, Whilst faith and doubt my lab'ring soul divide? For whilst of thy dear sight beguil'd, I trust the God, but oh! I fear the child."