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Purcell: How Pleasant 'tis to Love! / Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Scherzi Musicali

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Sound the Trumpet
>Purcell, Henry : Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, for soprano & continuo, Z. 353
>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Purcell, Henry : Almand for keyboard in D major, ZD 219/1 (doubtful)
>Purcell, Henry : Still I'm wishing (from "Prophetess"), aria, Z. 627/33
>Purcell, Henry : Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd (from "The Indian Queen"), aria, Z. 630/15
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
>Purcell, Henry : Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1
>Purcell, Henry : A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the pleasures"
>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
>Purcell, Henry : Hornpipe for harpsichord in E minor (from "The Old Bachelor" Z. 607/4), ZT 685
>Purcell, Henry : They tell us that you mighty powers above (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/19
>Purcell, Henry : Ah! Ah! How happy are we! (from "The Indian Queen"), duet & quartet, Z. 630/17a
>Purcell, Henry : Ground for Harpsichord in D minor, Z D222 "Celebrate this Festival"
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Purcell, Henry : Prelude for harpsichord in A minor, Z. 652
>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
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Notes & Reviews:

On this recording well-known pieces by Purcell take on an entirely new and unexpected coloring, while also highlighting the theatricality of the vocal airs. Scherzi Musicali is considered one of the most notable young ensembles in the world of early music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012).



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : Sound the Trumpet
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten; Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, for soprano & continuo, Z. 353
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1688

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Almand for keyboard in D major, ZD 219/1 (doubtful)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Still I'm wishing (from "Prophetess"), aria, Z. 627/33
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd (from "The Indian Queen"), aria, Z. 630/15
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the pleasures"
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1683

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: 'Tis N
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Hornpipe for harpsichord in E minor (from "The Old Bachelor" Z. 607/4), ZT 685
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : They tell us that you mighty powers above (from "The Indian Queen"), soprano aria, Z. 630/19
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Ah! Ah! How happy are we! (from "The Indian Queen"), duet & quartet, Z. 630/17a
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten; Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Ground for Harpsichord in D minor, Z D222 "Celebrate this Festival"
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Prelude for harpsichord in A minor, Z. 652
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: In vai
  • Performers: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp); Reinoud Van Mechelen
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1692

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
  • Performer: Nicolas Achten (Triple Harp)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Achten
  • Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
  • Notes: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1687