Henry Purcell – Anthems

Henry Purcell
"Anthems" pour soli, choeurs, cordes & orgue
The Deller Consort – Alfred Deller, dir.
Harmonia mundi HMU 233 [LP]
Harmonia mundi HM 233 [LP]
Harmonia mundi « Musique d'Abord » HM 233 / HMA 55 233 [LP / sleeve]
Harmonia mundi « Musique d'Abord » HMA 40 233 [Cass.]
Harmonia mundi « Musique d'Abord » HMA 190 233 [CD]


    Henry Purcell: Verse-Anthems
  1. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (Z. 46, ?1689)
  2. O Lord, rebuke me not (Z. 40, 1690-1693)
  3. Save me, O God, for thy name's sake (Z .51, 1677)

  4. Why do the heathen so furiously rage together (Z. 65, 1683-4)
  5. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me (Z. 47, 1682-3)

Playing time: 22' 30" + 23' 30" = 46' 00" (LP) or 46' 18" (CD)

The Deller Consort
Soloists: Honor Sheppard (soprano), Jean Knibbs (soprano), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Mark Deller (counter-tenor), John Buttrey (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone), Graham Sorrell (baritone)
Instrumental ensemble: Simon Standage (baroque violin), Eleanor Sloan (baroque violin), Monica Huggett (baroque violin), Stuart Deeks (baroque violin), Brian Hawkins (viola), Jane Ryan (viola di gamba), Ian Gammie (violone), Robert Elliott (organ)
Alfred Deller, dir.

Recording site and date:
All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph, Kent [12/1973];
Rel.: 1974

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 187-37 (may 1974)

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