The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
VIVAT 118 (Vivat Music Foundation, CD)
Playing time: 77'33"
Booklet pages: 51
© 2019 Vivat Music Foundation
Main country of recording: UK
Country of manufacture: EU
Reviewer: Roderic Dunnett
Review of Elegy - Purcell and Blow published on 24 September 2019
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
James Hall, countertenor
The King's Consort:
Rebecca Miles, recorder
Ian Wilson, recorder
Lynda Sayce, theorbo, baroque guitar
Reiko Ichise, bass viol
Robert King, chamber organ, harpsichord
1 Hark how the songsters
2 In vain the am'rous flute
3 O solitude, my sweetest choice
4 Chaconne from Dioclesian 'Two in one upon a ground'
5 Ah heav'n, what is't I hear?
6 Sound the trumpet
7 Since the toils and the hazards of war
8 Sing, sing, ye druids
9 Paratum cor meum
10 The Queen's Epicedium: Incassum Lesbia
11 The Queen's Epicedium: No, Lesbia, no, you ask in vain
12 O dive custos Auriciae domus
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
13 Mark how the lark and linnet sing
14 But in the close of night
15 So ceas'd the rival crew when Purcell came
16 We beg not hell, our Orpheus to restore
17 The pow'r of harmony too well they knew
18 The heav'nly quire, who heard his notes from high
19 Ye brethren of the lyre, and tuneful voice
Recorded 6-8 January 2019 at Alpheton New Maltings, Suffolk, UK