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Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Fairy Queen, Z 629; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Sing, sing, ye druids (from "Bonduca"), song, Z. 574/13; O dive custos; No, resistance is but vain (from "Ma...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion's catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James...continue...
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Purcell: How Pleasant 'tis to Love! / Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Scherzi Musicali
Purcell: How Pleasant 'tis to Love! / Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Scherzi Musicali

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2013-08-27

Works: Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet; Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, for soprano & continuo, Z. 353; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Almand for keyboard in D major, ZD 219/1 (doubtful); Still I'm ...
Performers: Achten, Nicolas [Conductor]; Van Mechelen, Reinoud
Conductors: Achten, Nicolas
Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali

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...continue...
Recording information: Studio 4 de Flagey, Bruxelles (Belgique) (08/01/2012-08/04/2012)....continue...
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AHP 192
Glorious Majesty: Music For English Kings & Queens
Glorious Majesty: Music For English Kings & Queens

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Alleluia; The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260; Coronation Anthems (4); Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 7...
Performers: Addison, Susan; Bainbridge, Philip; Bayl, Benjamin; Blackadder, David; Blaze, Robin; Brookes, Oliver; Grier, Francis; Hogwood, Christopher [Conductor]; Hyde, Daniel; Lancelot, James; Lott, Felicity [...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Munrow, David; Norrington, Roger; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Boult, Adrian; Hickox, Richard; Groves, Charles, Sir; Frémaux, Louis; Birch, John; Segal, Uri
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Early Music Consort of London

Composer kings and musical monarchs from Henry VIII to Victoria and beyond have played a considerable part in shaping Britan's cultural legacy. Glorious Majesty is...continue...
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EMI 272852
50 Best Baroque
50 Best Baroque

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-29

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Solomon; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Water Music; Jeremiah Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March; John Dowland: Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Asperen, Bob van; Banchini, Chiara; Beckett, Rachel; Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Bussi, Marcello; Cole, Maggie; d'Auvergne, Orchestre; Danby...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Hickox, Richard; ; Parrott, Andrew; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Leonhardt, Gustav; Norrington, Roger; Stamp, Richard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Auriacombe, Louis; Christophers, Harry; Sav...
Ensemble: ; Capella Agostino Steffani; Circa 1500; Europa Galante; Fretwork; Il Seminario Musicale; Melante Amsterdam; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble; Sonnerie; Taverner Players
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EMI 575032
Purcell: King Arthur; Music for Queen Mary; Hail! Bright Cecilia; Etc.
Purcell: King Arthur; Music for Queen Mary; Hail! Bright Cecilia; Etc.

8 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-03-16

Works: Henry Purcell: King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Bid the virtues; In the midst of life; Fairy Queen, Z 629; Timon of Athens, Z 632; Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (...
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WRNC 2564698420
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630; Bid the virtues; In guilty night, Z 134; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184; Dido and Aeneas, ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Graham, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]; Thomas, D...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This release contains music from the original soundtrack of the prize-winning movie which Tony Palmer directed about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little...continue...
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USDS 1572
Baroque Voix\Voices Vol 29 - Amour & mascarade - Purcell, etc / Ensemble Amarillis
Baroque Voix\Voices Vol 29 - Amour & mascarade - Purcell, etc / Ensemble Amarillis

1 CD / Naïve / 2009-08-25

Works: Anonymous, English: The Furies; The Fairey Masque; Cupararee or Graysin, masque; The Goates Masque; The second witches dance Masque; Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; O dive custos; Fairy Queen, Z 629;...
Performers: Cochard, Violaine; Gaillard, Ophelie; Myron, Richard; Novelli, Jean-François; Petibon, Patricia
Conductors: Bartholomée, Nicolas
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Amarillis

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NAI 187
England, My England / Choir of King's College, Cambridge
England, My England / Choir of King's College, Cambridge

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-08-11

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthem; Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio; Edward Elgar: Lux aeterna; John Goss: Hymn; Psalm 23; Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium; In manus tuas; If ye love me; John Rutter: R...
Performers: Asch, David van; Bullard, Thomas; Doveton, Robin; Eaton, John; Hanson, David; Hussain, Alastair; Pearce, Michael; Perrin, Nigel; Robinson, Paul [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Saklatvala, Edward; Willcocks, D...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen; Willcocks, David; Ledger, Philip [Organ]
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; King's College Choir, Cambridge; New Philharmonia Orchestra

This 2-CD compilation captures the quintessentially English sound of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge set in the singular acoustics of their magnificent chapel. Over...continue...
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Purcell Edition, Vol. 3: Anthems & Sacred Songs; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Purcell Edition, Vol. 3: Anthems & Sacred Songs; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-05-18

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Bid the virtues; Welcome, Viceregent of the mighty King (Welcome song for Charles II), for soloists, chorus & instrum; O dive custos; Raise, raise the voice (An Ode...
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WRNC 2564691407
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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VCL 354762
Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 2 - Music of Henry Purcell
Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 2 - Music of Henry Purcell

7 CD / Musical Concepts / 2008-09-02

Works: Henry Purcell: Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731; Music for a while; I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"; Let the dreadful engines (from "Don...
Performers: Baines, Francis; Bergmann, Walter; Bevan, Maurice; Brown, Wilfred; Cantelo, April; Clift, Dennis; Dales, Ellen; Deller, Alfred; Deller, Mark; Dupre, Desmond; English, Gerald; Eskdale, George; Friedma...
Conductors: Leonhardt, Gustav; Deller, Alfred; Tippett, Michael; Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: ; Deller Consort; Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
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MSLC 194
Leo, Purcell, Kozeluch, etc: Arias / Rapson, Davidson, et al
Leo, Purcell, Kozeluch, etc: Arias / Rapson, Davidson, et al

1 CD / Metronome / 2008-07-08

Works: Hildegard von Bingen: Ave generosa; Leonardo Leo: Salve Regina in F major; Francesco Mancini: Quanto dolce è quell' ardore, cantata for soprano, oboe & continuo; Johann Sebastian Bach: Easter Or...
Performers: Bircher, Katy; Davidson, Grace; Hennessey, Gail; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]; Morsches, Jennifer; Rapson, Penelope
Conductors: Rapson, Penelope
Ensemble: Fiori Musicali (England)
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MET 1083
The Art of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings
The Art of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2008-03-04

Works: English Traditional: The Three Ravens, folk song; The Cuckoo; The Oak and the Ash (North Country Maid), folk song; King Henry, folk song; Greensleeves, folk song; Scottish Traditional: Barbara Allen,...
Performers: Bergmann, Walter; Deller, Alfred; Deller, Mark; Dupré, Desmond; Leonhardt, Gustav
Conductors: ; Deller, Alfred
Ensemble: ; Deller Consort; Ensemble of Baroque Instruments; Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble; Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Wenzinger Consort of V

"Alfred Deller's singing is beguiling and timeless; (Purcell) "Music for a while" (is) from a number of songs which exhibit his essential mastery: everything from...continue...
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The Best Of Daniel Taylor
The Best Of Daniel Taylor

1 CD / ATMA / 2008-01-29

Works: Melchior Hoffmann: Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, funeral cantata for voice, bells, strings & continuo (formerly BWV; Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 200, "Be...
Performers: Kobow, Jan; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Taylor, Daniel; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
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Ensemble: Arion (Canada); Les Voix Humaines; Theatre of Early Music

Daniel Taylor is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world today. This album represents a compilation taken from the almost twenty recordings Taylor...continue...
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Karina Gauvin - Purcell / Francis Colpron, Les Boréades
Karina Gauvin - Purcell / Francis Colpron, Les Boréades

1 CD / ATMA / 2006-09-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Bid the virtues; Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"; Oedipus...
Performers: Gauvin, Karina
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Ensemble: Les Boréades de Montréal

"All this is Purcell singing-and just plain singing-of the highest order. [Gauvin] is given pungent and affectionate support by Colpron's ensemble of 13 players, a...continue...
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Purcell, Blow: Songs / Russell Oberlin, et al
Purcell, Blow: Songs / Russell Oberlin, et al

1 CD / Video Artists International / 2006-05-30

Works: John Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell, for 2 male altos, 2 recorders, viol & continuo; Henry Purcell: Whilst I with grief (from "Spanish Friar"), song, Z. 610/1; What a sad fate is mine, a...
Performers: Bressler, Charles; Chessid, Herman; Koutzen, George; Krainis, Bernard; Leonard, John; Maynard, Paul; Oberlin, Russell
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VAI 1258
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Stephen Cleobury, et al
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Stephen Cleobury, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2006-04-04

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, Z 46; Love's goddess sure was blind (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus, 2 recorders & con; Music on the Death of Queen M...
Performers: Adams, Joe; Addison, Susan; Allsopp, David; Bainbridge, Philip; Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Brett, Oliver; Brown, Rachel; Browning, James; Campbell, Richard; Chateauneuf, Paula; Crouch, Josep...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK)

For their newest EMI Classics release, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge has collaborated with the Academy of Ancient Music on a richly evocative album...continue...
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To Music / Isobel Baillie & Kathleen Ferrier
To Music / Isobel Baillie & Kathleen Ferrier

1 CD / Appian Publications & Recordings / 2004-10-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444; I saw that you were grown so high, Z 387; Indian Queen, Z 630; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; George Freder...
Performers: Baillie, Isobel; Moore, Gerald [Piano]
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APR 5544
Handel: Acis and Galatea / Les Boréades Montreal
Handel: Acis and Galatea / Les Boréades Montreal

1 CD / ATMA / 2003-10-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Amphitryon, Z. 572, "The 2 Sosias"; Bid the virtues; Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502; The Virtuous Wife, or, Good Luck at Last, incidental music, Z. 611; Welcome t...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Butterfield, Adrian; Christopher Jackson [Keyboards/Conductor]; Lariviere, Sophie; Little, Margaret; Maute, Matthias; Napper, Susan; North, Nigel [Lute]; Plouffe, Helene; Taylor, Dani...
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ATMA 22302
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2003-09-23

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (after John Fletcher and Philip Massinger,; Timon of Athens,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Stephen; Amps, Kym; Argenta, Nancy; Bannatyne-Scott, Brian; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Davidson, Angus [Counterten...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert; English Concert Choir
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DGGI 474672
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Gardiner, English Baroque
Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / Gardiner, English Baroque

1 CD / Apex / 2003-05-20

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium); In the midst of life
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Brett, Charles; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Williams, John
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Equale Brass Ensemble
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APX 927486932
Rule Britannia - Purcell, Elgar, et al / Wallace, et al
Rule Britannia - Purcell, Elgar, et al / Wallace, et al

2 CD / Nimbus Records / 2000-09-12

Works: Daniel Purcell / Jeremiah Clarke / Richard Leveridge: Island Princess, incidental music; George Frederick Handel: Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major (spurious arrangement),...
Performers: Barham, Edmund; Wallace, John [Trumpet]
Conductors: Boughton, William; Faris, Alexander; Darlington, Stephen
Ensemble: English String Orchestra; English Symphony Orchestra; Leeds Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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NIM 7067
Purcell: Airs & Duets / Jeffrey Dooley, Howard Crook
Purcell: Airs & Duets / Jeffrey Dooley, Howard Crook

2 CD / Lyrichord / 1996-09-24

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day"; Saccharissa's grown old, song for soprano, bass & continuo, Z. 507; Bid the virtues; Lord, what is m...
Performers: Brewer, Edward; Carp, David; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Dooley, Jeffrey; Godburn, Dennis; Godburn, Dennis L. [Bassoon]; Reed, Daniel; Shulman, Louise; Springfels, Mary [Viola da Gamba]

"Recorded in the late seventies, Airs and Duets became, to quote Lyrichord, 'one of the most popular Purcell recordings ever released.' It came out at...continue...
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Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort
Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 1994-10-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Welcome, glorious morn (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 338; Fly bold rebellion (Welcome Ode for Charles II), for soloists, double chorus, strings ...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Finnis, Jerome; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Voca...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort
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HYP KING2
Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs / Robert King
Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs / Robert King

8 CD / Hyperion / 1992-12-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Arise, my muse (Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 320; Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day"; Now does the glorious day ap...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonner, Tessa; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Vocals]; Goodwin, Paul ...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Strictly speaking this is not a new release, but as the original issue of this important and unique set has been out of stock for...continue...
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Purcell, Handel, Torelli, Fasch / Marsalis, Leppard
Purcell, Handel, Torelli, Fasch / Marsalis, Leppard

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1987-01-01

Works: Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D major; George Frederick Handel: Giulio Cesare, HWV 17; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74; Giuseppe Torelli: Sin...
Performers: Gruberova, Edita; Marsalis, Wynton; Tunnell, Charles

Having made a commercially and artistically successful classical debut with a classical-period album the year before, Marsalis doubled back to the Baroque era for the follow-up, a grab bag of concerto...continue...
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