Purcell: Of all the instruments that are, Z263

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Purcell: Music for Pleasure and Devotion

Label:

Virgin

Catalogue No:

7352982

Series:

Red Line

Discs:

1

Release date:

11th Feb 2013

Barcode:

5099973529828

Medium:

CD
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Purcell: Music for Pleasure and Devotion


Purcell:

The Indian Queen: Trumpet Overture to Act II

Rondeau from Abdelazer

The Gordion Knot Untied - incidental music, Z597: chaconne

The Indian Queen, Z630: excerpts

If music be the food of love Z379A (first version)

Three Parts upon a Ground in D major - Z731

Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z184

A Ground in Gamut in G major, Z 645

Rejoice in the Lord alway ('The Bell Anthem'), Z49

Voluntary in D minor, Z718

Man that is born of a woman, Z27

In the midst of life, Z 17a

Thou knowest, Lord

Fantazia 8 in D minor, Z. 739

Of all the instruments that are, Z263

The Fairy Queen, Z629: excerpts


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Henry Purcell is regarded as the first great master of English Baroque music, and his works find their best interpreters today in Andrew Parrott and his ensemble. Purcell's oeuvre features splendid works written for festive occasions at court as well as dramatic operas and melancholy lute songs. This recording offers a representative cross-section of the composer's work, whose popularity remains unbroken.

BBC Music Magazine

October 2013

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“The Theatre Music is a little stiff, but a tidy Bell Anthem, handsome masque from The Fairy Queen and an impeccable Close Thine Eyes make a persuasive Purcell taster.”

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