Purcell: What shall I do to show how much I love her? (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (plus Bonus Arias)

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (plus Bonus Arias)


Purcell:

Dido and Aeneas

The Tempest: Arise ye subterranean winds

Rec. 1958

Philomusica of London

Halcyon days (from King Arthur, Z629)

Rec. 1958

Philomusica of London

What shall I do to show how much I love her? (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

Rec. 1958

Philomusica of London


Patricia Clark, Eileen Poulter, Monica Sinclair, Rhianon James, Catherine Wilson, Dorothy Dorow, Raimund Herincx & John Mitchinson

St. Anthony Singers & English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis

“This set really stands on the basis of Baker’s Dido and she is marvellous...the Alto disc sounds fine and full-bodied and certainly as good as the Decca version...All lovers of this opera should have Baker’s performance of Dido, and this is an excellent and cheap way to acquire it.” MusicWeb International, April 2013

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Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias

Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias


Purcell:

Tell me, some pitying angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z196

Music for a while, Z583

Let the dreadful engines (from Don Quixote, Z578)

Thrice happy lovers (An Epithalamium)

If music be the food of love, Z379

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z184

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

Crown the altar (from Celebrate this Festival - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, Z321)

I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain (from The Indian Queen)

O lead me to some peaceful gloom (from Bonduca or The British Heroine, Z574)

What shall I do to show how much I love her? (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote)

Sonata 9 in F major

Pavan a3


The Deller Consort

A collection of Purcell’s songs and sacred arias given by the Deller Consort. 12 of the 18 tracks feature the inimitable voice of Alfred Deller.

'The most remarkable countertenor of the 20th Century' Sir Michael Tippett

“This reissue of recordings by the Deller Consort (founded in 1950) reminds us of his wonderfully pure and supple, if undramatic, voice, and his firmness and intensity of line (a quality absolutely required in Purcell’s songs, but too often missing)...April Cantelo’s performance of The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation, that miniature cantata of genius, is a delight.” Sunday Times, 3rd April 2011 ***

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Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures

Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures


Purcell:

We sing to him, whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z199

What shall I do to show how much I love her? (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

from The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian

How long, great God?, Z189

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Music for a while, Z583

from Oedipus

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

from King Arthur

Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

Plainte - O, Let Me Weep (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

from The Fairy Queen

Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

With him he brings the partner of his throne (from Ye tuneful Muses, Z344)

Ah! how sweet it is to love (from Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613)

Celia has a thousand charms from The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609

The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Since from my dear Astrea's sight (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

Here the deities approve, Z339

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193


“James Bowman must surely be the finest vocal interpreter of Purcell today. His grasp of sentiment, his sense of timing, and his enunciation, are unsurpassed” Gramophone Magazine

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Remember Your Lovers

Remember Your Lovers

Songs by Tippett, Britten, Purcell & Pelham Humfrey


Britten:

Canticle I - "My Beloved Is Mine And I Am His" Op. 40

Humfrey:

A Hymne to God the Father

(arr.Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Purcell:

If music be the food of love, Z379

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Music for a while, Z583

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

An Epithalamium (A Wedding Song)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

What shall I do to show how much I love her? (from Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh Town (from The Mock Marriage, Z605)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Ah! how sweet it is to love (from Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain (from The Indian Queen)

(arr. Tippett & Walter Bergmann)

Tippett:

The Heart's Assurance

Music

Songs for Ariel

Boyhood's End


“Listen to the sheer quality of music-making as tenor John Mark Ainsley is alive to every halting breath of a song.” The Times

“wonderfully performed” Barry Millington, Evening Standard

“John Mark Ainsley brings the full range of his formidable musicianship to these hard-wrought but haunting masterpieces. His ringing high register and almost miraculously expressive pianissimo are on fine display and his enunciation is so clear that for most of this disc you barely need the booklet texts.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2005 *****

“John Mark Ainsley and Iain Burnside make a formidable combination and they are matched here with a formidable programme. Tippett's writing for voice and piano is unremitting in its demands and much less certain in its rewards.
The performers' concentration must be absolute: that is fact. Whether the listener will be proportionately moved is a matter for doubtful speculation.
It goes against the grain to say this, because the Tippett of youthful ecstasy (as in The MidsummerMarriage and the Concerto for Double String Orchestra) exerts a strong allure. But there's no escaping the fact that Boyhood's End and The Heart's Assurance exert a slim hold on the memory – only a few specific phrases, particularly of the singer's music, having stuck.
That is extraordinary, and it is reinforced by the inclusion here of the Canticle by Britten which the mind retains, both in feeling and specific detail.
That work, the setting of Francis Quarles's 'So I my best-beloved's am', presumably has been chosen, as the one item in which Tippett is neither composer nor arranger, because it accords with the line 'Remember your lovers', taken as the title-phrase. I'm not sure it was a good idea, as Britten's mastery suggests just what is so often wanting in Tippett: economy and repose.
The other composer present in force is Purcell and here, curiously, Tippett's self-discipline is impressive, even as against Britten's in his comparable arrangements. Burnside writes in his introductory notes: 'While Britten's dense pianistic approach now jars on ears that have undergone the Early Music revolution, Tippett and [Walter] Bergmann stay light on their feet.' The recording is fine with excellent presence.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2006

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