"Mr Henry Purcell's most Admirable Composures" / Bowman, et al

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : We sing to Him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z 199
>Purcell, Henry : Prophetess, Z 627
>Purcell, Henry : How long, great God, Z 189
>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
>Purcell, Henry : Hears not my Phyllis, Z 371 "Knotting Song"
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : With him he brings
>Purcell, Henry : Ah! How sweet it is to love, Z. 613/2
>Purcell, Henry : Sophonisba, Z 590
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : Bonduca, Z 574
>Purcell, Henry : Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day"
>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
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Notes & Reviews:

"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

'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)



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>Purcell, Henry : We sing to Him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z 199
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); David Miller (Archlute); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1688

>Purcell, Henry : Prophetess, Z 627
  • Performers: David Miller (Archlute); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : How long, great God, Z 189
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); David Miller (Theorbo); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1687

>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1693

>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); David Miller (Theorbo); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: The King's Consort
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : Hears not my Phyllis, Z 371 "Knotting Song"
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); David Miller (Archlute); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); Helen Orsler (Violin); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : With him he brings :: With him
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: The King's Consort
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1686

>Purcell, Henry : Ah! How sweet it is to love, Z. 613/2
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Sophonisba, Z 590
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
  • Performers: Robert King (Harpsichord); David Miller (Theorbo); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694-1695

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); David Miller (Archlute); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: The King's Consort
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Bonduca, Z 574
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); David Miller (Theorbo); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day"
  • Performers: David Miller (Theorbo); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: The King's Consort
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1683

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
  • Performers: Robert King (Organ); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Notes: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England (04/09/1988-04/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1687