Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume TWO

Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume TWO
Music of Henry Purcell
Alfred Deller - The Deller Consort
Musical Concepts MC 194 [CDx6 + CD-ROM]


    Homage to Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell (m) / J. Dryden & N. Lee (t): Oedipus (1692), Z. 583
  1. Song (Act III) "Music for a while"

  2. Henry Purcell
  3. I love and I must, Z. 382

  4. Henry Purcell (m) / D'Urfey (t): The Comical History of Don Quixote (1694), Z. 578
  5. From part I "Let the Dreadful Engines"

  6. Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1692), Z. 629, adapted from Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  7. Epithalamium "Thrice happy lovers"

  8. Henry Purcell (m) / H. Heveningham (t)
  9. Song "If music be the food of love" (1st version, 1692), Z. 379a

  10. Henry Purcell (m) / N. Tate (t)
  11. Sacred song (1v) "Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel" (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z. 196

  12. Henry Purcell
  13. Song (1v) "Not All My Torments" (1693), Z. 400

  14. Henry Purcell (m) / F. Quarles (t)
  15. Sacred song (2vv) Upon a Quiet Conscience "Close Thine Eyes" (1688), Z. 184

  16. Henry Purcell (m) / J. Dryden (t): King Arthur (1691), Z. 628
  17. Venus's Song "Fairest Isle, all isles excelling"

  18. Henry Purcell (m) / Norton (t): Pausanias (1695), Z. 585
  19. Song: "Sweeter than roses"

  20. Henry Purcell
  21. Song (1v) "The Fatal Hour Comes Apace", Z. 421

  22. Henry Purcell (m) / N. Tate (t): Ode on Queen Mary's Birthday (1693), Z. 321
  23. Crown the Altar

  24. Henry Purcell (m) / J. Dryden & R. Howard (t): The Indian Queen (1695), Z. 630
  25. I attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly

  26. Henry Purcell: Bonduca (1695), Z. 574
  27. Bonduca's Song "O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom"

  28. Henry Purcell: The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian (1690), Z. 627
  29. Song "What Shall I Do to Show All Much I Love Her?"

  30. Henry Purcell (m) / D'Urfey (t): The Comical History of Don Quixote (1694), Z. 578
  31. From part III "From Rosy Bowers"
  32. CD-2
    Music of Purcell

    Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1692), Z. 629, adapted from Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  33. Secrecie's Song

  34. Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1692), Z. 629, adapted from Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  35. Mystery's Song

  36. Henry Purcell: Cantate "If ever I more riches did desire" Z. 544
  37. Song (4vv, 2 violin) "Here let my life"

  38. Henry Purcell: Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339
  39. Here the Deities approve

  40. Henry Purcell: The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian (1690), Z. 627
  41. Song "Since from my dear Astrea's sight"

  42. Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1692), Z. 629, adapted from Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  43. The Plaint (O let me weep)

  44. Henry Purcell: Ten Sonata in Four Parts (c. 1680) - Sonata No. 9 in F (Golden Sonata), (ca 1680), Z. 810
  45. Allegro
  46. Adagio
  47. Canzona Allegro
  48. Grave
  49. Allegro

  50. Henry Purcell: Musick's Hand-made, Part II (1687) - Music Lessons 1-12
  51. Song Tune in C, Z. T694
  52. Con Spirito, Z. 647
  53. March in C, Z. 648
  54. New Minuet in D Minor, Z. T689
  55. Minuet in A Minor, Z. 649
  56. Minuet in A Minor, Z. 650
  57. A New Scotch Tune in G, Z. 655
  58. A New Ground in E Minor, Z. T682
  59. A New Irish Tune, Z. 646
  60. Rigadoon in C, Z. 653
  61. Sefauchi's Farewell, in D Minor, Z. 656
  62. Minuet in D Minor, Z. T688

  63. Henry Purcell: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Continuo, Z. 780
  64. Adagio-Moderato
  65. Adagio con espressione
  66. Vivace

  67. Henry Purcell: Suite in D for Harpsichord, Z. 667
  68. Prelude
  69. Almand
  70. Hornpipe
  71. CD-3
    Dido and Aeneas

    Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
  72. Overture
  73. Act I

  74. Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda; Chorus)
  75. Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido)
  76. Grief increases by concealing ... (Belinda, Dido)
  77. When monarchs unite, how happy their state (Chorus)
  78. Whence could so much virtue spring (Dido, Belinda)
  79. Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, Second Woman; Chorus)
  80. See, your royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido)
  81. Cupid only throws the dart (Cupid)
  82. If not for mine, for empire's sake (Aeneas)
  83. Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda)
  84. To the hills and the vales (Chorus)
  85. The Triumphing Dance
  86. Act II

  87. Prelude for the Witches
  88. Wayward sisters, you that fright (Sorceress, First Witch)
  89. Harm's our delight and mischief all our skill (Chorus)
  90. The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress)
  91. Ha, ha, ha (Chorus)
  92. Ruin'd ere the set of sun (Witches, Sorceress)
  93. Ha, ha, ha (Chorus)
  94. But ere we this perform (Witches)
  95. In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus)
  96. Echo Dance of the Furies
  97. Ritornello
  98. Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus)
  99. Oft she visits this lov'd mountain (Second Woman)
  100. Behold, upon my bending spear (Aeneas, Dido)
  101. Haste, haste to town (Belinda, Chorus)
  102. Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)
  103. Act III

  104. Prelude for the sailors
  105. Come away, fellow sailors (First Sailor, Chorus)
  106. The Sailors' Dance
  107. See the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress; Witches)
  108. Our next motion (Sorceress)
  109. Destruction's our delight (Chorus)
  110. The Witches' Dance (Jack of the Lanthorn Dance)
  111. Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas)
  112. Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus)
  113. Thy hand, Belinda (Dido)
  114. When I am laid in earth (Dido)
  115. With drooping wings ye Cupids come (Chorus)
  116. CD-4
    Music for Saint Cecilia's Day

    Henry Purcell: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day "Hail! Bright Cecilia" (1692), Z. 328, Autograph score, Bodleian Library, Oxford, Mus. C. 26:
  117. Overture: Symphony
  118. Soli and Chorus: Hail! Bright Cecilia
  119. Duet: Hark, each tree
  120. Alto solo: 'Tis nature voice
  121. Chorus: Soul of the world
  122. Soprano solo: Thou tun'st this world
  123. Trio: With that sublime celestial lay
  124. Bass solo: Wond'rous machine
  125. Alto solo: The airy violin
  126. Duet: In vain the am'rous flute
  127. Alto solo: The Fife and all the Harmony of war
  128. Duet: Let these among themselves contest
  129. Great Chorus: Hail! Bright Cecilia

  130. Henry Purcell: Welcome to all the pleasures, Z339
    (Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, 1683)

  131. Ouverture (sinfonia)
    1. Maestoso
    2. Vivace
  132. Welcome to All the Pleasures
  133. Here the Deities approve (counter-tenor)
  134. While Joys Celestial (trio)
  135. Then Lift Up Your Voices (bass, chorus)
  136. Adagio (harpsichord)
  137. Beauty Thou Scene of Love (tenor)
  138. In a Consort of Voices (tenor, chorus)
  139. CD-5
    The Masque in Dioclesian

    Henry Purcell: The Masque in Dioclesian (First Part)

  140. I. Solo (soprano) & Chorus: Call the Nymphs and the Fauns from woods
  141. II. Air (soprano): Let the Graces and Pleasures repair
  142. III. Duet (basses): Come, come away, no delay
  143. IV. Chorus: Behold, O mighty'st of gods
  144. V. Paspe (passepied) - instr.
  145. VI. Duet (sopranos): Oh the sweet delights of love
  146. VII. Air (soprano) & Chorus: Let monarchs fight for power and fame
  147. VIII. Duet (tenor and baritone): Make room for the great God
  148. IX. Solo (Bacchus) Trio & Chorus: I'm here with my jolly crew
  149. X. Dance of Bacchanals - instr.
  150. XI. Air (soprano): Still I'm wishing, stil desiring
  151. (Ritornello - XII): Can Drusilla give no more ?
  152. Henry Purcell: The Masque in Dioclesian (Conclusion)

  153. XIII. Canaries - instr.
  154. XIV. Dialogue (soprano and baritone): Tell me why, my charming fair
  155. XV. Dance - instr.
  156. XVI. Air (tenor) & Chorus: All our days and our nights
  157. XVII. Dance - instr.
  158. XVIII. Trio & Chorus: Triumph victorious love
  159. Instrumental Music for the Play

  160. First Music
  161. First Act Tune or Hornpipe
  162. Musical Interlude
  163. Dance of the Furies
  164. Second Act Tune
  165. The Chair Dance
  166. Third Act Tune
  167. Musical Interlude
  168. Butterfly Dance
  169. Country Dance
  170. CD-6

    Henry Purcell (m), N. Tate (t): Come, ye sons of art, Z323 (Ode on the Birthday of Mary II, 1694)
  171. Ouverture (sinfonia)
    1. Largo
    2. Allegro
    3. Adagio
  172. Come, come, ye Sons of Art (counter-tenor, chorus)
  173. Sound the trumpet till around (counter-tenors)
  174. Come, come, ye Sons of Art (chorus)
  175. Strike the viol (counter-tenor)
  176. The day that such a blessing gave (bass, chorus)
  177. Bid the Virtues (soprano, oboe)
  178. These are the sacred charms that shield (bass)
  179. See Nature, rejoicing (soprano, bass, chorus)

  180. Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49
    (The Bell Anthem, c1682-85)

  181. Anthem

  182. Henry Purcell: My beloved spake, Z23 (pre-1678)
  183. Ouverture (sinfonia)
    1. Slow
  184. My Beloved Spake
  185. For, lo, the Winter is Past
  186. The Time of the Singing
  187. And the Voice of the Turtle
  188. The Fig Tree
  189. Arise
  190. My Beloved is mine

  191. John Blow: Ode on the death of Mr. Henry Purcell
  192. Mark how the lark and linnet sing
  193. But in the close of the night
  194. So ceas'd the rival crew
  195. We beg not Hell
  196. The pow'r of harmony too well they knew
  197. The heav'nly choir
  198. Ye brethren of the lyre
  199. CD-ROM

Performers, recording site and date:
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Rel.: 2008

Playing times: CD 1: 71:03
CD 2: 54:27
CD 3: 54:55
CD 4: 77:12
CD 5: 51:53
CD 6: 70:40

Reviewed in: Diapason (#-p.): 564-82 (Dec 2008)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 32/4-285 (Mar/Apr 2009)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 87/1045-87 (July 2009)

[1]-[16], [23]-[45] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-570 / 571 [LPx2] Homage to Purcell - An anthology comprising the most celebrated songs, sacred airsand concert pieces for strings and harpsichord
[17]-[22] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-547 [LP] Music of Henry Purcell, Jenkins and Locke
[46]-[86] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG 664 [LP] Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
[87]-[99] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-559 [LP] Henry Purcell: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1692) - Hail Bright Cecilia
[100]-[107], [154]-[160] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-590 [LP] Henry Purcell: Ode on St. Cecilia's Day (1683) - Blow: Ode on the death of Mr. Henry Purcell
[108]-[135] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-682 [LP] Henry Purcell: The Masque in Dioclesian
[136]-[153] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-635 [LP] Henry Purcell: Come Ye sons of Art (Ode on the birthday of Queen Mary, 1694)

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