Feona Lee Jones (Alto) performance of “I Attempt From Love’s Sickness To Fly” by Henry Purcell. Accompanied on piano by Nayoung Jung.
Henry Purcell, a master of English Baroque music, presents us with a poignant musical journey in his renowned composition, “I Attempt From Love’s Sickness To Fly.” This expressive song, originally part of the semi-opera “The Indian Queen,” showcases Purcell’s ability to capture the depths of human emotion through music. With its heartfelt lyrics and melodic richness, the piece explores the universal theme of yearning and longing for freedom from the pain of unrequited love. Through Purcell’s exquisite harmonies, delicate ornamentation, and dramatic phrasing, “I Attempt From Love’s Sickness To Fly” stands as a testament to the enduring power of music to convey profound emotional experiences.