Purcell: Come Ye sons of Art

Henry Purcell: Come Ye sons of Art (Ode on the birthday of Queen Mary, 1694)
The Deller Consort - Alfred Deller, dir., Kalmar Orchestra of London, Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra, Walter Bergmann
Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-635 [LP, mono, NA]
Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-5047 [LP, stereo, NA]
Vanguard "The Bach Guild" VTC 1657 [Reel tape, 4 tracks]
Amadeo AVRS 6380 [LP, stereo, Europe]
Amadeo AVRS 66 001 [LP, stereo, Europe]
Vanguard "Historical Anthology of Music" HM-14 SD [LP]
Vanguard (Arcade) Classics 08 5034 71 [CD, Europe]


    Henry Purcell

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

  10. Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49
    (The Bell Anthem, c1682-85)

  11. Anthem

  12. My beloved spake, Z23

  13. Ouverture (sinfonia)
    1. Slow
  14. My Beloved Spake
  15. For, lo, the Winter is Past
  16. The Time of the Singing
  17. And the Voice of the Turtle
  18. The Fig Tree
  19. Arise
  20. My Beloved is mine

Playing time: 46' 40" app.

[1]-[9] The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Mark Deller (counter-tenor), Mary Thomas (soprano), Maurice Bevan (baritone)
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra
Alfred Deller, dir.
[10] The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Mary Thomas (soprano), Honor Shephard (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Max Worthley (tenor), Maurive Bevan (baritone)
Oriana Concert Orchestra
Alfred Deller, dir.
[11]-[18] The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), April Cantelo (soprano), Gerald English (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone)
Kalmar Orchestra of London
Walter Bergmann (harpsichord)
Alfred Deller, dir.

Recording site and date:
[1]-[10] Cricklewood Church, London, UK [06/1962]
[11]-[17] Cricklewood Church, London, UK [11/1962];
Rel.: 1963

Vanguard (Arcade) Classics "Alfred Deller Edition" 08 8027 71 [CD, Europe] Purcell - Come Ye Sons of Art.
Musical Concepts MC 194 [CDx6 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume TWO: Music of Henry Purcell.

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 114-27 (february 1967)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.):
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

Comments: Information from CD, Nancy Freudenthal & Pascal Charlier (AVRS 6380).

To purchasing information for this disc.

To FAQ references to this recording.

To FAQ CD index page.

Pierre-F. Roberge