Elegy - Purcell and Blow

Elegy - Purcell and Blow

VIVAT 118 (Vivat Music Foundation, CD)

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Playing time: 77'33"
Tracks: 19
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

Henry Purcell:

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'

John Blow:

5 Ah heav'n, what is't I hear?

Henry Purcell:

6 Sound the trumpet

7 Since the toils and the hazards of war

8 Sing, sing, ye druids

John Blow:

9 Paratum cor meum

Henry Purcell:

10 The Queen's Epicedium: Incassum Lesbia

John Blow:

11 The Queen's Epicedium: No, Lesbia, no, you ask in vain

Henry Purcell:

12 O dive custos Auriciae domus

John Blow:

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

 

 

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