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Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias / Alfred Deller, countertenor

Audio Samples

>Purcell, Henry : Oedipus
>     Music for a while
>Purcell, Henry : I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"
>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote
>     Part 1. Let the Dreadful engines
>     Part 3. From Rosy Bowers
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen
>     Epithalamium. Thrice happy lovers
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
>Purcell, Henry : Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur
>     Fairest Isle
>Purcell, Henry : Pausanias
>     Sweeter that roses
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : Ode on Queen Mary's Birthday
>     Crown the altar
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen
>     I attempt from love's sickness to fly
>Purcell, Henry : If music be the food of love, Z 379
>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian
>     What shall I do to show how much I love her
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 4 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 9 ("The Golden Sonata") in F major, Z. 8
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Oedipus
>Purcell, Henry : I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"
>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote
>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
>Purcell, Henry : Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur
>Purcell, Henry : Pausanias
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : Ode on Queen Mary's Birthday
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen
>Purcell, Henry : If music be the food of love, Z 379
>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 4 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 9 ("The Golden Sonata") in F major, Z. 8
>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752
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Notes & Reviews:

A collection of Purcell's songs and sacred arias by the Deller Consort. Twelve of the eighteen tracks feature the inimitable voice of Alfred Deller.



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>Purcell, Henry : Oedipus :: Music for a while
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"
  • Performers: April Cantelo (Soprano); April Cantelo (Soprano); George Malcolm (Harpsichord); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote :: Part 1. Let the Dreadful engines
  • Performers: Maurice Bevan (Baritone); Maurice Bevan (Baritone); George Malcolm (Harpsichord); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1695.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Epithalamium. Thrice happy lovers
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775

>Purcell, Henry : Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"
  • Performers: April Cantelo (Soprano); April Cantelo (Soprano); George Malcolm (Harpsichord); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1693

>Purcell, Henry : History of King Richard II, Z 581
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1693

>Purcell, Henry : Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184
  • Performers: Maurice Bevan (Baritone); Maurice Bevan (Baritone); April Cantelo (Soprano); April Cantelo (Soprano); George Malcolm (Harpsichord); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1688

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Fairest Isle
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : Pausanias :: Sweeter that roses
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694-1695

>Purcell, Henry : Ode on Queen Mary's Birthday :: Crown the altar
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1693

>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen :: I attempt from love's sickness to fly
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : If music be the food of love, Z 379
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: What shall I do to show how much I love her
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote :: Part 3. From Rosy Bowers
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1695.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 4 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 9 ("The Golden Sonata") in F major, Z. 8
  • Performers: Peter Gibbs (Violin); Peter Gibbs (Violin); Granville Jones (Violin); Granville Jones (Violin); Desmond Dupré (Lute); Desmond Dupré (Lute); Sir Marriner (Violin); Sir Marriner (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Pavan for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 752
  • Performers: Granville Jones (Violin); Granville Jones (Violin); Desmond Dupré (Lute); Desmond Dupré (Lute); Sir Marriner (Violin); Sir Marriner (Violin); Peter Gibbs (Violin); Peter Gibbs (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680