The Mantle of Orpheus

The Mantle of Orpheus
Henry Purcell's last songs, and the songs of his fellow composers who survived him
The Purcell Circle
The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir.
Musica Oscura 070977-2


    Henry Purcell
  1. No, no, no, resistance is but vain

  2. John Weldon
  3. The appointed Hour

  4. Henry Purcell
  5. Sweeter than Roses

  6. John Eccles
  7. Fixt on the fair Miranda's Eyes

  8. Daniel Purcell
  9. On yonder Bed Supinely Laid

  10. John Eccles
  11. Relieve, the fair Belinda said

  12. Henry Purcell
  13. Lovely Albina

  14. John Weldon
  15. Take, O take those Lips away

  16. Henry Purcell
  17. When Myra sings

  18. John Eccles
  19. Come, let us howle

  20. Henry Purcell
  21. Let the dreadful Engines

  22. Henry Purcell
  23. From Rosie Bow'rs

  24. Henry Purcell
  25. Love thou can'st hear

  26. Daniel Purcell
  27. Underneath a gloomy shade

  28. John Blow
  29. Stay, gentle Echo

  30. Henry Purcell
  31. The Fatal Hour

  32. Henry Purcell
  33. Lost is my Quiet

  34. Henry Purcell
  35. Bacchus is a Pow'r divine

  36. John Eccles
  37. Let us revell and roar

  38. John Eccles
  39. Hey hoe!

Playing time: 75'43"

Performer: The Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley, dir.
[Emma Kirkby (soprano), Evelyn Tubb (soprano), Mary Nichols (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Andrew King (tenor), Simon Grant (bass), David Thomas (bass), Alan Wilson (organ and harpsichord), Richard Boothby (bass viol), Michael Fields (lute), David Miller (lute), Jan Walters (harp)]

Recording site and date: Forde Abbey, Dorset; April 1994

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Jon Stringer