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Purcell Edition, Vol. 2: The Indian Queen; The Tempest; Dioclesian; Timon Of Athens

Purcell / Gardiner,John Eliot
Release Date: 04/13/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4691990   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rosemary HardyRoderick EarleCarol HallDavid Thomas,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirMonteverdi Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Length: 4 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The choral singing is especially fine, with the close of the work movingly expressive… for The Tempest, Gardiner demonstrates how delightful it is, a masterly collection, in performances both polished and stylish and with excellent solo and choral singing…"

- Penguin Guide (Review of The Indian Queen and The Tempest)
"The choral singing is especially fine, with the close of the work movingly expressive… for The Tempest, Gardiner demonstrates how delightful it is, a masterly collection, in performances both polished and stylish and with excellent solo and choral singing…"

- Penguin Guide (Review of The Indian Queen and The Tempest)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Indian Queen, Z 630 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 62 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rosemary Hardy (Soprano), Roderick Earle (Bass), Carol Hall (Soprano),
David Thomas (Bass), Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone),
John Elwes (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Monteverdi Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1695; England 
Length: 57 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
The Prophetess, Z 627 "The History of Dioclesian" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Gillian Fisher (Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Michael George (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; England 
4.
Timon of Athens, Z 632 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Gillian Fisher (Soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Michael George (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
5.
Tyrannic Love, Z 613 "Royal Martyr": Ah, how sweet it is to love by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
6.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
7.
Married Beau, Z 603 "Curious Impertinent": Overture by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
8.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
9.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 

Sound Samples

The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: First Air: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 First Air
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: Second Air: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 Second Air
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: First Hornpipe: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 First Hornpipe
The Indian Queen Z.630, Act 1: Second Hornpipe: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 Second Hornpipe
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: Adagio: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 Adagio
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: Allegro: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 Allegro
The Indian Queen Z.630, Act 1: Trumpet Tune: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 Trumpet Tune
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: "Wake, Quivera" (Boy): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 "Wake, Quivera" [Boy]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 1: "Why should men quarrel" (Girl): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 1 "Why should men quarrel" [Girl]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Prologue to Act 1: "By ancient prophecies" (Girl, Boy): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Prologue to Act 1 "By ancient prophecies" [Girl, Boy]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Prologue to Act 1: Trumpet Tune: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Prologue to Act 1 Trumpet Tune
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: Canzona: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 Canzona
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: Adagio: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 Adagio
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: Allegro: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 Allegro
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "I come to sing great Zempoalla Story" (Fame): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 "I come to sing great Zempoalla Story" [Fame]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "What flattering noise is this" (Envy, 1st & 2nd follower): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act II - Air "What flattering noise is this"
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "Scorn'd Envy, here's nothing" (Fame): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 "Scorn'd Envy, here's nothing" [Fame]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "I fly from the place" (Envy): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 "I fly from the place" [Envy]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "Begone, curst fiends of Hell" (Fame): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 "Begone, curst fiends of Hell" [Fame]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 2: "I come to sing" (Fame): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 2 "I come to sing" [Fame]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Air: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Air
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Minuet: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Minuet
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: "Ye twice ten hundred deities" (Ismeron): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 "Ye twice ten hundred deities" [Ismeron]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Symphony for hautboys: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Symphony for hautboys
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: "Seek not to know" (God of Dreams): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 "Seek not to know" [God of Dreams]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Trumpet Overture: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Trumpet Overture
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: "Ah, how happy are we" (1st & 2nd aerial spirits): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 "Ah, how happy are we" [1st & 2nd aerial spirits]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: "We the spirits of the Air" (3rd & 4th aerial spirits): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 "We the spirits of the Air" [3rd & 4th aerial spirits]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: "I attempt from love's sickness" (Soprano): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 "I attempt from love's sickness" [Soprano]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Air (Spirits of the air, Chorus): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Air [Spirits of the air, Chorus]
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 3: Third Act Tune: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 3 Third Act Tune
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 4: "They tell us that your mighty powers" (Soprano) Fourth Act Tune: Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 4 "They tell us that your mighty powers" [Soprano] Fourth Act Tune
The Indian Queen, Z.630, Act 4: "While thus we bow" (High Priest): Purcell : The Indian Queen Z630 : Act 4 "While thus we bow" [High Priest]
The Tempest, Z.631/10: Overture: Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Overture
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 2: "Where does the black fiend" (First Devil, Second Devil, Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 2 "Where does the black fiend" [First Devil, Second Devil, Chorus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 2: "Around, around we pace" (Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 2 "Around, around we pace" [Chorus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 2: "Arise, ye subterranean winds" (First Devil): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 2 "Arise, ye subterranean winds" [First Devil]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 2: Dance of Winds: Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 2 Dance of Winds
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 3: "Comme unto these yellow sands" (Ariel, Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 3 "Comme unto these yellow sands" [Ariel, Chorus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 3: "Full fathom five" (Ariel, Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 3 "Full fathom five" [Ariel, Chorus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 3: "Dry those eyes" (Ariel): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 3 "Dry those eyes" [Ariel]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 3: "Kind fortune smiles" (Ariel): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 3 "Kind fortune smiles" [Ariel]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 4: Dance of Devils: Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 4 Dance of Devils
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 4: The sailor's dance: Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 4 The sailor's dance
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 4: "Dear pretty youth" (Dorinda): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 4 "Dear pretty youth" [Dorinda]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "Great neptune!" (Amphitrite, Neptune): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "Great neptune!" [Amphitrite, Neptune]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "The nereids and Tritons" (Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "The nereids and Tritons" [Chorus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "Aeolus, you must appear" (Neptune): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "Aeolus, you must appear" [Neptune]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "Your awful voice I hear" (Aeolus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "Your awful voice I hear" [Aeolus]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "Halcyon days" (Amphitrite): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "Halcyon days" [Amphitrite]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "See, see, the heavens smile" (Neptune): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "See, see, the heavens smile" [Neptune]
The Tempest, Z.631/10, Act 5: "No stars again shall hurt you" (Amphitrite, Neptune, Chorus): Purcell : The Tempest Z631/10 : Act 5 "No stars again shall hurt you" [Amphitrite, Neptune, Chorus]
The Married Beau : Ouverture: Purcell : The Married Beau : Ouverture
Abdelazer : Rondo: Purcell : Abdelazer : Rondo
Timon of Athens, Z.632 : Overture to The Masque: Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : Overture to The Masque
Timon of Athens, Z.632 : I "Hark! how the songsters of the grove" (Two Nymphs): Purcell : Timon of Athens, Z.632 : I "Hark! how the songsters of the grove" [2 Nymphs]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: II "Love in their little veins inspires" (Nymph): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : II "Love in their little veins [Nymph]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: The Masque "But ah! how much are our delights" (Two Nymphs, Shepherd): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : The Masque "But ah! how much are our delights" [Two Nymphs, Shepherd]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: IV "Hence with your trifling deity!" (A Bacchanal) "But over us no griefs prevail" (Three Bacchanals): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : IV "Hence with your trifling deity!" [A Bacchanal] "But over us no griefs prevail" [Three Bacchanals]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: V "Come all, come all to me" (Cupid): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : V "Come all, come all to me" [Cupid]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VI "Who can resist" (Chorus): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : VI "Who can resist" [Chorus]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VII "Return, revolting rebels!" (Bacchus): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : VII "Return, revolting rebels!" [Bacchus]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VIII "The care of lovers" (A Nymph): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : VIII "The care of lovers" [A Nymph]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: IX "Love quickly is pall'd" (A Bacchanal): Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : IX "Love quickly is pall'd" [A Bacchanal]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: X "Come, let us agree" (Cupid, Bacchus, Chorus): Purcell : Timon of Athens, Z632 : X "Come, let us agree" [Cupid, Bacchus, Chorus]
Timon of Athens, Z.632: Curtain Tune: Purcell : Timon of Athens Z632 : Curtain Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627 : First Music: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : First Music
Dioclesian, Z.627: Second Music: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Second Music
Dioclesian, Z.627: Overture to Act 1: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Overture to Act 1
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 1: First Act Tune: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 1 First Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Great Diocles" (Bass, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 "Great Diocles" [Bass, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Charon, the peaceful shade" (Woman) "Let all mankind the pleasure share" (Chorus, Soprano, Bass): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627: Act 2 "Charon, the peaceful shade" [Woman] "Let all mankind the pleasure share" [Chorus, Soprano, Bass]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Let the soldiers rejoice" (Tenor, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 "Let the soldiers rejoice" [Tenor, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "To Mars let'em raise" (Tenor, Bass, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 "To Mars let'em raise" [Tenor, Bass, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Since the tolis " (Tenor) "Let the priests" (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 "Since the tolis " [Tenor] "Let the priests" [Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: Dance of Furies: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 Dance of Furies
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: Second Act Tune: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 2 Second Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: Chaconne: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 3 Chaconne
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: "When first I saw" (Soprano): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 3 "When first I saw" [Soprano]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: The Chair Dance: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 3 The Chair Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: "What shall I do" (Soprano): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 3 "What shall I do" [Soprano]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: Third Act Tune: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 3 Third Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Butterfly Dance: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 4 Butterfly Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Trumpet Tune: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 4 Trumpet Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: "Sound, Fame" (Tenor, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 4 "Sound, Fame" [Tenor, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Fourth Act Tune: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 4 Fourth Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Country Dance: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 Country Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Prelude to The Masque: "Call the Nymphs" (Cupid, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 Prelude to The Masque "Call the Nymphs" [Cupid, Chorus]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Come, come away" (A Bacchanalian, A Silvan): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Come, come away" [A Bacchanalian, A Silvan]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Prelude & Chorus: "Behold, O mightiest of Gods": Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 Prelude & Chorus : "Behold, O mightiest of Gods"
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Ah the sweet delights of love" (2 Wood-Gods): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Ah the sweet delights of love" [2 Wood-Gods]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Let monarchs fight" (A Faun): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Let monarchs fight" [A Faun]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Since from my dear" (Another Faun): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Since from my dear" [Another Faun]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Make room" (Two of Bacchus' followers, Bacchus) "Give to every one" (Tenor, Bass, Chorus) Dance of Bacchanals: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Make room" [Two of Bacchus' followers, Bacchus] "Give to every one" [Tenor, Bass, Chorus] Dance of Bacchanals
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: One of Cupid's Followers (Tenor): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 One of Cupid's Followers [Tenor]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Tell me why my charming fair" (Shepherd, Shepherdess): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Tell me why my charming fair" [Shepherd, Shepherdess]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Dance: Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "All our days" (Tenor, Chorus) "Let us dance" (Soprano): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "All our days" [Tenor, Chorus] "Let us dance" [Soprano]
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Triumph, victorious love" (Tenor, Tenor, Bass, Chorus): Purcell : Dioclesian Z627 : Act 5 "Triumph, victorious love" [Tenor, Tenor, Bass, Chorus]

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