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A Purcell Collection / Voces8, Les Inventions

Purcell
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 375   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Barnaby SmithDingle YabdellAndrea HainesSam Dressel,   ... 
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les InventionsVoces8
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The young, virtuoso A Cappella ensemble VOCES8 return to disc on Signum with a sumptuous collection of early works by Henry Purcell. Joined by the specialist early-music ensemble 'Les Inventions', the group explores Purcell's astoundingly diverse output - there is hardly a genre in which he did not express himself: anthems, odes, funeral music, semioperas, masques, sonatas, consort-music, songs and catches populate his extraordinarily multifaceted oeuvre. It is this astonishing diversity that we wish to celebrate by inviting the listener for a stroll through the world of one of England's greatest composers. The young, virtuoso A Cappella ensemble VOCES8 return to disc on Signum with a sumptuous collection of early works by Henry Purcell. Joined by the specialist early-music ensemble 'Les Inventions', the group explores Purcell's astoundingly diverse output - there is hardly a genre in which he did not express himself: anthems, odes, funeral music, semioperas, masques, sonatas, consort-music, songs and catches populate his extraordinarily multifaceted oeuvre. It is this astonishing diversity that we wish to celebrate by inviting the listener for a stroll through the world of one of England's greatest composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, Z 46 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1689; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. Now Does the Glorious Day Appear: By Beauteous Softness Mix'd with Majesty by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Barnaby Smith ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. O God, thou art my God, Z 35 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
4. King Arthur: Cold Song (What Power Art Thou...) by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Dingle Yabdell ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5. The Prophetess: Behold, O Mightiest of Gods by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6. My heart is inditing, Z 30 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7. King Arthur: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Andrea Haines ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8. Dido & Aeneas: To the Hills and the Vales by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; United Kingdom 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9. King Arthur: How Happy the Lover by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sam Dressel (), Dingle Yabdell (), Andrea Haines ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10. Come Ye Sons of Art: Bid the Virtues by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emily Dickens ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11. Ode to St. Cecilia: Hail! Bright Cecilia by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12. Come Ye Sons of Art: Strike the viol by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Barnaby Smith ()
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
13. Work(s): Second Dirge Anthem / Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14. The Tempest: Full Fathom Five by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Patrick Ayrton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Inventions,  Voces8
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Venue:  Église Notre-Dame d'Herment, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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