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Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Music Of Henry Purcell / 7-Disc Set


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 194   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry PurcellJohn Blow
Performer:  George MalcolmDesmond DupréPeter GibbsSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Conductor:  Alfred DellerNikolaus HarnoncourtGustav LeonhardtMichael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller ConsortOriana Concert OrchestraOriana Concert Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vanguard's "Bach Guild" created a sensation starting in the mid-1950s with their revelatory recordings of British composer Henry Purcell, undertaken by the partnership of the label's enterprising founder Seymour Solomon and countertenor Alfred Deller, whose strong affinity for Purcell's music brought this then-rare repertoire to life and greatly intensified interest in a composer now seen as not only one of the most important British composers of all time but a Baroque firebrand whose highly original music achieves some of the highest artistic marks of the era.

These original releases are included in this set:

Homage to Henry Purcell
Music of Purcell
Dido and Aeneas
Ode for Saint
Read more Cecilia's Day
Welcome to All the Pleasures
The Masque in Dioclesian
Come Ye Sons of Art

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Works on This Recording

1. Fantasia upon a Ground in D major, Z 731 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Desmond Dupré (Viola Da Gamba), Peter Gibbs (Violin),
Sir Neville Marriner (Violin), Granville Jones (Violin)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
2. Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Walter Bergman (Harpsichord), Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
3. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Ellen Dales (Soprano), Honor Sheppard (Soprano),
Helen Watts (Alto), Mary Thomas (Soprano), Harold Lester (Harpsichord),
Maurice Bevan (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Oriana Concert Orchestra,  Oriana Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
4. Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Gerald English (Tenor), April Cantelo (Soprano), Maurice Bevan (Baritone),
Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord), Owen Grundy (Bass),
Eileen McLoughlin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
5. Prophetess, Z 627: Masque by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Vienna Concentus Musicus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
6. Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Oriana Concert Orchestra,  Oriana Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
7. Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Oriana Concert Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1682-1685; England 
8. My beloved spake, Z 28 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1678; England 
9. Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell by John Blow
Performer:  Richard Taylor (Recorder), Alfred Deller (Countertenor), John Whitworth (Countertenor),
Chris Taylor (Recorder), Anne Shuttleworth (Cello), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1696; London, England 
10. I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), April Cantelo (Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
11. Don Quixote, Z 578: Let the dreadful engines by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Maurice Bevan (Baritone), Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694-1695; England 
12. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Thrice happy lovers "An Epithalamium" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
13. If music be the food of love, Z 379: 1st setting by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
14. Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), April Cantelo (Soprano), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
15. Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
16. Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  April Cantelo (Soprano), Maurice Bevan (Baritone), Alfred Deller (Countertenor),
George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
17. King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
18. Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
19. The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
20. The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
21. Ode on Queen Mary's birthday by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
22. Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
23. Bonduca, Z 574: O lead me to some peaceful gloom by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
24. Prophetess, Z 627: What shall I do to show? by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
25. Don Quixote, Z 578: From rosie bow'rs by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Walter Bergman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694-1695; England 
26. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Secrecies Song by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonhardt Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
27. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Mystery's Song by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
28. If ever I more riches did desire, Z 544: Here let my life by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
29. Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day": Here the deities approve by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
30. Prophetess, Z 627: Since from my dear Astrea's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
31. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Oh, oh, let me weep "The Plaint" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Deller (Countertenor), Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonhardt Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
32. Sonatas (10) in 4 parts: no 9 in F major, Z 810 "Golden Sonata" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Peter Gibbs (Violin), Desmond Dupré (Viola Da Gamba), George Malcolm (Harpsichord),
Granville Jones (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
33. Song Tune for Harpsichord in C, Z T694 "Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; London, England 
34. March for Harpsichord in C major, Z 647 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
35. March for Harpsichord in C major, Z 648 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
36. A New Minuet for Harpsichord in D minor, Z T689 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; London, England 
37. Minuet for Harpsichord in A minor, Z 649 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
38. Minuet for Harpsichord in A minor, Z 650 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
39. A New Scotch Tune for Harpsichord in G major, Z 655 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
40. A New Irish Tune for Harpsichord in G major, Z 646 "Lilliburleo" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
41. Rigadoon for Harpsichord in C major, Z 653 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; London, England 
42. Sefauchi's Farewell for Harpsichord in D minor, Z 656 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; London, England 
43. Minuet for Harpsichord in D minor, Z T688 "Raise, raise the voice" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
44. Trio Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Z 780: 1st movement, Adagio by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Sir Neville Marriner (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
45. Suite for Harpsichord no 6 in D major, Z 667 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
46. Hail, bright Cecilia, Z 328 "Ode on St Cecilia's Day" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Anne Shuttleworth (Cello), Denis Vaughan (Harpsichord), George Eskdale (Trumpet),
John Frost (Bass), Wilfred Brown (Tenor), Alfred Deller (Countertenor),
April Cantelo (Soprano), Peter Salmon (Countertenor), Maurice Bevan (Baritone),
Francis Baines (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 

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