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Purcell: Come all ye songsters

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 17 March 2015

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Jonathan Manson (viol) & Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

of course it’s soprano Carolyn Sampson’s peerless Purcell that steals the show – whether inhabiting tortured madness, or the airborne, caressing grace of an opening set from The Fairy Queen.... More…
  • Gramophone Awards
    2017
    Shortlisted - Recital

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Contents:

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act 2

3:23
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Come All Ye Songsters

1:56

Sing While We Trip It

0:41

A Dance of Fairies

0:46

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act 3: Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air

5:51
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Suite in C major, Z. 666

5:57
  • Laurence Cummings

I. Prelude

0:44

II. Almand

2:09

III. Corant

1:03

IV. Saraband

1:08

V. Jig

0:53

Purcell: Timon of Athens, Z. 632: The Cares of Lovers

2:00
  • Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Fly swift ye hours, Z369

5:35
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

2:53
  • Laurence Cummings, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Draghi, G B: An Italian Ground

3:14
  • Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny

Purcell: Don Quixote, Z. 578, Act 4

13:58
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

From Rosy Bow'rs

6:50

Let the Dreadful Engines of Eternal Will

7:08

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act 2 "Princess Anne's Lute Book": Mystery

0:55
  • Elizabeth Kenny

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act 3: If Love's a Sweet Passion

1:31
  • Elizabeth Kenny
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anon.: Princess Anne's Lute Book: Minuet

0:49
  • Elizabeth Kenny

Corbetta: Suite in D Minor "La Guitarre Royale": VI. Passacaille

3:05
  • Elizabeth Kenny

Purcell: Aureng-Zebe, Z. 573: I See She Flies Me

2:08
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: What a sad fate is mine, Z428

3:33
  • Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410

1:10
  • Laurence Cummings, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Simpson, C: The Division Viol, Pt. 3: III. The Method of Ordering Division to a Ground

4:16
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny

Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z. 328: 'Tis Nature's Voice

4:34
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Abdelazar, Z. 570 "The Moor's Revenge": No. 10, Lucinda is Bewitching Fair

3:16
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act 5: Hark! The Echoing Air

3:16
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Introduction, Pt. 1

0:06
  • Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Act 3: I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly

2:43
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: Introduction, Pt. 2

0:09
  • Carolyn Sampson

Purcell: King Arthur, Z. 628, Act 5: Fairest Isle

3:02
  • Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Manson, Elizabeth Kenny, Carolyn Sampson
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