Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel

Audio Samples

>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, two violins, bass viol, and harpsichord
>     Where art thou, God of D
>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
>Courteville, Ralph : Creep softly, purling streams, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
>Matteis, Nicola : Suite in D minor, Book 4, Nos. 33-36
>Croft, William : For rural and sincerer joys, symphony song for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
>Weldon, John : Suite for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in D minor
>Handel, George Frideric : Venus and Adonis (Behold where weeping Venus stands), cantata for soprano, HWV 85
>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Sonata for 2 violins, cello & harpsichord in D major ("Smallcoal")
>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Have mercy on me, O God, anthem for soprano, 2 violins, cello & organ

Album Summary

>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, two violins, bass viol, and harpsichord
>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
>Courteville, Ralph : Creep softly, purling streams, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
>Matteis, Nicola : Suite in D minor, Book 4, Nos. 33-36
>Croft, William : For rural and sincerer joys, symphony song for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
>Weldon, John : Suite for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in D minor
>Handel, George Frideric : Venus and Adonis (Behold where weeping Venus stands), cantata for soprano, HWV 85
>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Sonata for 2 violins, cello & harpsichord in D major ("Smallcoal")
>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Have mercy on me, O God, anthem for soprano, 2 violins, cello & organ
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The late seventeenth century was a period of great change in English music. This was a time when the influences of Italian music were ever-increasing. In this new release Chandos explores how the English composers Purcell, Weldon, and Croft responded to Italian music and incorporated the style into their own works. The works on this release are performed by Peter Holman's early music group The Parley of Instruments, which today is recognized as one of the leading exponents of baroque music.

"Tell me, some pitying angel" [is] prettily sung by Philippa Hyde"-Financial Times

"Hyde's exciting voice has a consistently warm, unfussy tone over a wide range. She sings without vibrato, strain on the high notes or contrived embellishments. Diction is mostly perfect...The group has the lightest touch in Pepusch's Smallcoal Sonata and a mesmeric grip on dance suites by Weldon and Matteis." -Classic FM Magazine ****

"Philippa Hyde is the well-chosen soloist...silvery-voiced, fluent, articulate, agile where necessary, vibrato-lite, she is a pleasure to hear." -International Record Review

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010).



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Works Details

>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, two violins, bass viol, and harpsichord :: Where art thou, God of D
  • Performer: Philippa Hyde (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Written: 1682

>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.

>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
  • Performer: Philippa Hyde (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1693

>Courteville, Ralph : Creep softly, purling streams, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
  • Performer: Philippa Hyde (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1687

>Matteis, Nicola : Suite in D minor, Book 4, Nos. 33-36
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Croft, William : For rural and sincerer joys, symphony song for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Weldon, John : Suite for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in D minor
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Venus and Adonis (Behold where weeping Venus stands), cantata for soprano, HWV 85
  • Performer: Philippa Hyde (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: circa 1711

>Pepusch, Johann Christoph : Sonata for 2 violins, cello & harpsichord in D major ("Smallcoal")
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Haym, Nicola Francesco : Have mercy on me, O God, anthem for soprano, 2 violins, cello & organ
  • Conductor: Peter Holman
  • Ensemble: Parley of Instruments
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (02/17/2010-02/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1716