Purcell: Come ye sons of art

Purcell: Come ye sons of art
Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary (1694)
Boyce, A. Deller, Ritchie, Whitworth, Gerlin, St. Anthony Singers and Ensemble orchestral de l'Oiseau-lyre - Anthony Lewis, cond.
L'Oiseau-lyre (France) OLLD 91 [LP, France, mono, 25cm]
L'Oiseau-Lyre DL 53004 [LP, mono, 25cm]
Pristine Audio PACO 003 [CD]


    Henry Purcell (m) / ?Nahum Tate (t)
    Come ye sons of Art, away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary II) (Z. 323, 1694)

  1. Ouverture (sinfonia)
    1. Largo
    2. Allegro
    3. Adagio
  2. Come, come, ye Sons of Art (counter-tenor, chorus)
  3. Sound the trumpet till around (counter-tenors)
  4. Come, come, ye Sons of Art (chorus)
  5. Strike the viol (counter-tenor)
  6. The day that such a blessing gave (bass, chorus)
  7. Bid the Virtues (soprano, oboe)
  8. These are the sacred charms that shield (bass)
  9. See Nature, rejoicing (soprano, bass, chorus)

Margaret Ritchie (soprano), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), John Withworth (counter-tenor), Bruce Boyce (baritone), Ruggero Gerlin (harpsichord) with St. Anthony Singers and l'Ensemble orchestral de L'Oiseau-Lyre - Anthony Lewis, cond.

Recording site and date:
Unknown [1953];
Rel.: 1954 (DL 53004), 1955 (OLLD 91), 2005 (Pristine)

L'Oiseau-Lyre OL 50166 Purcell: Come, ye Sons of Art away - Lully: Miserere;

[2]-[3] Classica « Les enregistrements mythiques » No 13 [CD] Alfred Deller chante Purcell
[2]-[5] Decca 411 661-1 [LP] Grandi Voci, Alfred Deller
[2]-[5] Decca 448 247-2 [CD] Grandi Voci Alfred Deller
[3] Decca 443 393-2 [CD] Chefs d'oeuvres de Henry Purcell

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 32/377- 209 (Oct. 1954); 32/383-475 (Apr 1955).

Information from BN-Opale, MELVYL and Nancy Freudenthal. Reference is 50106 in Singularity of a Voice. On the Pristine Audio release track 4 is included in track 3.

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