Purcell: Funeral Sentances

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Purcell: Anthems for the Chapel Royal

Purcell: Anthems for the Chapel Royal


Purcell:

O all ye works of the Lord (Benedicite)

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets

Blow up the trumpet in Sion, Z10

Save me, O God, Z51

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

O God, thou hast cast us out, Z36

O Lord God of hosts, Z37

Funeral Sentances

I was glad when they said unto me, Z19

Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Z25

O Lord, thou art my God Z41

O be joyful in the Lord (Jubilate)

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live, Z22

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15


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Alto - ALC1268

(CD)

$7.75

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Purcell: Anthems

Purcell: Anthems


Purcell:

They that go down to the sea in ships, Z57

Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135

My beloved spake, Z28

O sing unto the Lord, Z44

Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Z25

Who hath believed our report?, Z64

Behold, I bring you glad tidings, Z2

In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, Z16

Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D, Z232

Funeral Sentances

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

March and Canzona in C minor

Thou knowest, Lord

I was glad when they said unto me, Z19

O Lord God of hosts, Z37

O give thanks unto the Lord, Z33


Purcell wrote so much in so many different spheres of musical activity that it is easy to forget that one of his main tasks was to be a royal composer, to provide music for the occasions of State in Westminster Abbey, just as the Gabrielis had done for the Doge at St Mark’s, or Lully for the French monarchs at Versailles. One of the most notable – and highly praised – accounts of Purcell’s choral music came from the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, conducted by George Guest. They made three records for Argo – in 1964, 1972 and 1975 – covering Purcell’s Music for the Chapel Royal, a selection of Verse Anthems, the Te Deum and Jubilate and other works. The three are collected on a 2CD set. Texts are included in the booklet.

“Vibrant readings of some of Purcell's best loved choral works unalloyed by 'authentic' prissiness” BBC Music Magazine, October 2012 ****

“The impact of Inia Te Wiata's entry in They that go down to the sea in ships is almost sensational … Outstanding among the soloists is the counter-tenor, Charles Brett. The orchestral playing is sprightly, the choral singing polished” Gramophone Magazine

“The performances are excellent. James Bowman is in splendid voice and he is well matched by Charles Brett (in this music, the others are really a supporting cast to the countertenors). The orchestra plays with its usual sensitivity of tone and nuance. As for Mr. Guest, he understands the Funeral Sentences in no mean manner, for it is easy to overdo the pain or to adopt the stiff upper lip, yet he manages to combine the two in goodly proportion” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4805003

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.25

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