The glory of Purcell: Purcell 300th celebration

The glory of Purcell: Purcell 300th celebration
Kirkby, Bott, Bowman, Deller, Christopher Hogwood, dir., et al.
Decca "L'Oiseau-Lyre" 444 620-2 [CD]
London "L'Oiseau-Lyre" 444 620-2 [CD]


    Henry Purcell: The double dealer
  1. Overture - Hornpipe

  2. Henry Purcell: Come, ye sons of art, Z323; text N. Tate
    (Ode on the Birthday of Mary II, 1694)

  3. Excerpts:
    1. Sound the trumpet till around (counter-tenors)
    Henry Purcell: The old bachelor
  4. Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig

  5. Henry Purcell: Celebrate this festival
  6. Birthday song for Queen Mary: Crown the altar, deck the shrine

  7. Henry Purcell: Oedipus
  8. Music for a while

  9. Henry Purcell: Amphytrion, or The two Sosias
  10. Hornpipe - Scotch tune

  11. Henry Purcell: King Arthur
  12. Fairest isle

  13. Henry Purcell: Bonduca
  14. Divine Andate, president of war... - To arms, your ensigns straight display... - Britons strike home !

  15. Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen
  16. O, o let me weep...: the plaint

  17. Henry Purcell
  18. Ten sonatas in four parts. Sonata n 9 in F major

  19. Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
  20. Thy hand, Belinda... - When I am laid in earth... - With drooping wings

  21. Henry Purcell: Abdelazer
  22. Overture - Rondeau

  23. Henry Purcell: From silent shades
  24. Bess of Bedlam

  25. Henry Purcell: The married beau
  26. Trumpet air - March - Hornpipe on a ground

  27. Henry Purcell
  28. Hear my prayer o Lord
  29. Rejoice in the Lord alway

Playing time: 74' 57"

[1], [3], [6], [12], [14] The Academy of Ancient Music - Christopher Hogwood, dir.
[2] Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), John Whitworth (counter-tenor), The St Anthony Singers, choir, l'Oiseau-Lyre orchestral ensemble - Sir Anthony Lewis, dir.
[4] Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
[5] James Bowman (counter-tenor), The Academy of Ancient Music - Christopher Hogwood, dir.
[6] English Chamber Orchestra - Benjamin Britten
[7] Catherine Bott (soprano), Paula Chateauneuf (theorbeo
[8] James Bowman (counter-tenor - 1st druid), Martyn Hill (tenor - 2nd druid), Christopher Keyte (bass - 3rd druid), the Taverner choir, Andrew Parrott, choir master, the Academy of ancient music, orch. - Christopher Hogwood, dir.
[9] Emma Kirkby (soprano), Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Anthony Rooley (lute)
[10] Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Monica Huggett (violin), Christophe Coin (basse de viole), Christopher Hogwood (organ)
[11] Catherine Bott (soprano - Dido), Orchestra & chorus of the Academy of ancient music - Christopher Hogwood, dir
[13] Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute), Richard Campbell (viola da gamba)... et al.
[15] Winchester Cathedral choir - David Hill, choir master
[16] Christopher Robson (counter-tenor), William Kendall (tenor), Stephen Roberts (bass), Winchester Cathedral choir, Brandeburg Consort, instr. ens. - David Hill, dir.

Excerpts from (original):
Various recordings;
[2] L'Oiseau-Lyre OL 53 004 [LP, mono, 25cm] Purcell: Come, ye Sons of Art

Recording site and date:
Various sites and dates [rel. 1995]

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