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Purcell: O Solitude & Songs / Lesne, Il seminario musicale

Audio Samples

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : What a sad fate is mine, a song on a Ground, Z. 428
>Purcell, Henry : While Thirsis, wrapt in downy sleep, song, Z. 437
>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
>     Air instrumental
>     I attempt from love's sickness instrumental
>Purcell, Henry : Distressed Innocence, or, the Princess of Persia, incidental music, Z. 577
>     Air lent
>Purcell, Henry : Farewell, all joys, song, Z. 368
>Purcell, Henry : Beneath a dark and melancholy grove, song, Z. 461
>Purcell, Henry : If prayers and tears, song, Z. 380
>Purcell, Henry : Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"
>Purcell, Henry : In Cloris all soft charms, song, Z. 384
>Purcell, Henry : A thousand sev'ral ways I tried to hide, Z. 459
>Purcell, Henry : Work(s)
>     Intermède instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
>     Intermède instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
>     Song Tune instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
>Purcell, Henry : Bacchus is a power divine, song, Z. 360
>Purcell, Henry : Young Thirsis' fate, Z 473
>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
>Purcell, Henry : What a sad fate is mine, a song on a Ground, Z. 428
>Purcell, Henry : While Thirsis, wrapt in downy sleep, song, Z. 437
>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
>Purcell, Henry : Distressed Innocence, or, the Princess of Persia, incidental music, Z. 577
>Purcell, Henry : Farewell, all joys, song, Z. 368
>Purcell, Henry : Beneath a dark and melancholy grove, song, Z. 461
>Purcell, Henry : If prayers and tears, song, Z. 380
>Purcell, Henry : Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"
>Purcell, Henry : In Cloris all soft charms, song, Z. 384
>Purcell, Henry : A thousand sev'ral ways I tried to hide, Z. 459
>Purcell, Henry : Work(s)
>Purcell, Henry : Bacchus is a power divine, song, Z. 360
>Purcell, Henry : Young Thirsis' fate, Z 473
>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This exquisite and profound piece by Henry Purcell opens a selection of songs by the great English Baroque composer, recorded here by the alto Gerard Lesne whose voice proves to be in its element expressing the subtlety of these pieces.



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775

>Purcell, Henry : The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694-1695

>Purcell, Henry : What a sad fate is mine, a song on a Ground, Z. 428
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : While Thirsis, wrapt in downy sleep, song, Z. 437
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630 :: Air instrumental
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Distressed Innocence, or, the Princess of Persia, incidental music, Z. 577 :: Air lent
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630 :: I attempt from love's sickness instrumental
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Farewell, all joys, song, Z. 368
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Purcell, Henry : Beneath a dark and melancholy grove, song, Z. 461
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : If prayers and tears, song, Z. 380
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : In Cloris all soft charms, song, Z. 384
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1684

>Purcell, Henry : A thousand sev'ral ways I tried to hide, Z. 459
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Work(s) :: Intermède instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Bacchus is a power divine, song, Z. 360
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Work(s) :: Intermède instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Work(s) :: Song Tune instrumental (Manuscript, British Library)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Young Thirsis' fate, Z 473
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1687