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Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs For King Charles III, Vol. 3 / Christophers, The Sixteen


Release Date: 09/04/2020 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16182  
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  George PooleyDaniel CollinsBen DaviesKaty Hill,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Purcell’s genius abounds in this, the fourth volume in The Sixteen’s series devoted to the composer. Henry Purcell grew from young childhood to established professional adulthood in the service of Charles II. He identified strongly with the court, but he was well aware of Charles’s unreliability as a patron. Wisely, Purcell made an early decision to diversify, flaunting his court connections while building up the largest possible client base beyond the court. This programme shows that strategy in action and celebrates a diversity of writing for both professional Court musicians as well as amateur enthusiasts. “Christophers creates a vivid sense of celebration and occasion, conjuring blustering trumpet fanfares and drum-rolls from his Read more ensemble.” (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  George Pooley (Tenor), Daniel Collins (Alto), Ben Davies (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1682-1685; England 
2.
Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, semi-opera, Z. 627: Two in once upon a ground by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
3.
Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Katy Hill (Soprano), Ben Davies (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
4.
Sir Barnaby Whigg, or No Wit Like a Woman's, Z. 589 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mark Dobell (Tenor), Stuart Young (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
5.
O all ye people, clap your hands, Z 138 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Katy Hill (Soprano), George Pooley (Tenor),
Stuart Young (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
6.
Come, my hearts, play your parts, Z. 246 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor), George Pooley (Tenor)
7.
What shall be done in behalf of the man?, Z. 341 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Katy Hill (Soprano), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano),
Daniel Collins (Alto), Ben Davies (Bass), Stuart Young (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
8.
Overture for Strings in D minor, Z 771 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
9.
Massacre of Paris, Z 604: Thy genius, lo by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ben Davies (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
10.
O praise the Lord, all ye heathen, Z 43 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
11.
History of King Richard II, Z 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
12.
From those serene and rapturous joys, Z 326 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Katy Hill (Soprano), Stuart Young (Bass), Ben Davies (Bass),
Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Daniel Collins (Alto), Mark Dobell (Tenor),
Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1684; England 

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