Purcell: Funeral Sentences, Te Deum, Anthems

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Purcell: Funeral Sentences, Te Deum, Anthems

Catalogue No:

HMG508462/63

Series:

HMGold

Discs:

2

Release date:

16th June 2014

Barcode:

3149020846216

Length:

2 hours 20 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Purcell: Funeral Sentences, Te Deum, Anthems


Purcell:

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695: Funeral Sentences

Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D, Z232

Hail! Bright Cecilia (Ode for St Cecilia's Day 1692), Z328

Welcome to all the pleasures (from Ode for St Cecilia's Day 1683), Z339


Susan Hamilton, Siri Thornhill (soprano), Robin Blaze, Martin van der Zeijst (countertenor), Mark Padmore (tenor), Jonathan Arnold, Jonathan Brown, Peter Harvey (bass)

Collegium Vocale Choir & Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe

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Coupled here are Philippe Herreweghe’s two major Purcell recordings: the Funeral Sentences and a selection of full and verse anthems, was acclaimed by the American Record Guide for its "clarity and precision of English diction and outstanding choral intonation’ combined with ‘consistently beautiful" solo singing. Five years later, the maestro directed his virtuoso Collegium Vocale Gent in two highly contrasting glorifications of the art of which Purcell was a supreme master. Whether with the small forces of 'Welcome to all the pleasures' or in the vocal and orchestral pyrotechnics of 'Hail! Bright Cecilia', here is a genuine festival of music. These titles were released for the first time in 1993 (CD1) and 1998 (CD2) and have not been available for some time.

Henry Purcell: Hail! bright Cecilia!

I. Symphony: Maestoso, Canzona: Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Grave

II. Hail! Bright Cecilia

III. Hark! hark! Each Tree

IV. ‘Tis Nature’s Voice

V. Soul of the World!

VI. Thou tun’st this World

VII. With that sublime Celestial Lay

VIII. Wondrous Machine!

IX. The airy Violin

X. In vain the Am’rous flute

XI. The fife and all the Harmony of War

XII. Let these among themselves contest

XIII. Hail! Bright Cecilia

Henry Purcell: Welcome to all the pleasures

I. Symphony

II. Welcome to all the pleasures

III. Here the deities approve

IV. While joys celestial

V. Then lift up your voices

VI. Beauty thou scene of love

VII. In a consort of voices

Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord alway, verse anthem, Z.49

Rejoice in the Lord alway, verse anthem, Z.49

Henry Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences, full anthem, Z.50

Remember not, Lord, our offences, full anthem, Z.50

Henry Purcell: Blow up the trumpet in Sion, full anthem, Z.10

Blow up the trumpet in Sion, full anthem, Z.10

Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord, full anthem, Z.15

Hear my prayer, O Lord, full anthem, Z.15

Henry Purcell: My heart is inditing, verse anthem, Z.30

My heart is inditing, verse anthem, Z.30

Henry Purcell: Funeral Sentences - March Z.860 - Man that is born of a woman, Z.27 - Canzona Z.860 - In the midst of life, Z.17 - Canzona Z.860 - Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z.58c - March Z.860

Funeral Sentences - March Z.860 - Man that is born of a woman, Z.27 - Canzona Z.860 - In the midst of life, Z.17 - Canzona Z.860 - Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z.58c - March Z.860

Henry Purcell: O Lord God of hosts, full anthem, Z.37

O Lord God of hosts, full anthem, Z.37

Henry Purcell: Te Deum, verse anthem in D Major, Z.232

Te Deum, verse anthem in D Major, Z.232

International Record Review

September 2014

“The sheer vitality-and the range of colour and character that Philippe Hereweghe and his musicians draw out of this music- makes these performances irresistible … beautifully sung and played.”

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