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Purcell Edition, Vol. 1: Dido And Aeneas; King Arthur; The Fairy Queen

Purcell / Bonney / Berg / Christie / Harnoncourt
Release Date: 03/09/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4692016   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Steve DugardinJonathan ArnoldSophie Marin-DegorVéronique Gens,   ... 
Conductor:  William ChristieNikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts FlorissantsVienna Concentus MusicusArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Steve Dugardin (Countertenor), Jonathan Arnold (Bass Baritone), Sophie Marin-Degor (Soprano),
Véronique Gens (Soprano), Claire Brua (Mezzo Soprano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano),
Nathan Berg (Bass Baritone), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), William Christie (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Théâtre-Opéra de Massy, Essonne, France 
Length: 51 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano), Claron McFadden (Soprano), Sandrine Piau (Soprano),
Susannah Waters (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Iain Paton (Tenor),
Jonathan Best (Bass), Petteri Salomaa (Bass), François Bazola (Bass)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Length: 92 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Fairy Queen, Z 629 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Robert Holl (Bass),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Bass), Laurence Dale (Tenor),
Elisabeth von Magnus (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1994 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 119 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Dido & Aeneas : Overture: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Overture
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Shake the cloud from off your brow" [Belinda, Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Shake the cloud from off your brow" [Belinda, Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Ah Belinda, I am press'd with torment" [Dido]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Ah Belinda, I am press'd with torment" [Dido]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Grief increases by concealing" [Belinda, Dido] "When monarchs unite, how happy their state" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Grief increases by concealing" [Belinda, Dido] "When monarchs unite, how happy their state" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Whence could so much virtue spring?" [Dido, Belinda]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Whence could so much virtue spring?" [Dido, Belinda]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Fear no danger to ensue" [Belinda, Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Fear no danger to ensue" [Belinda, Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "See our royal guest appears" [Belinda, Aeneas] "Cupid only throws the dart" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "See our royal guest appears" [Belinda, Aeneas] "Cupid only throws the dart" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "If not for mine, for Empire's sake" [Aeneas] "Pursue thy conquest, Love" [Belinda] "To the hills and the vales" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "If not for mine, for Empire's sake" [Aeneas] "Pursue thy conquest, Love" [Belinda] "To the hills and the vales" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act I "The Triumphing Dance": Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "The Triumphing Dance"
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 Prelude for the Witches "Wayward sisters, you that fright" [Sorceress] "Harm's our delight" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 Prelude for the Witches "Wayward sisters, you that fright" [Sorceress] "Harm's our delight" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "The Queen of Carthage" ... "Ho! ho! ho!" [Sorceress, First Witch, Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "The Queen of Carthage" ... "Ho! ho! ho!" [Sorceress, First Witch, Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "But ere we this perform" [First Witch, Second Witch]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "But ere we this perform" [First Witch, Second Witch]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 1 "In our deep vaulted cell... Echo Dance of Furies" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 1 "In our deep vaulted cell... Echo Dance of Furies" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Ritornelle" "Thanks to these lonesome vales" [Belinda, Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Ritornelle" "Thanks to these lonesome vales" [Belinda, Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Oft she visits this lone mountain" [Second Woman]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Oft she visits this lone mountain" [Second Woman]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Behold upon my bending spear" [Aeneas, Dido] "Haste, haste to town" [Belinda, Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Behold upon my bending spear" [Aeneas, Dido] "Haste, haste to town" [Belinda, Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Stay Prince" [Spirit, Aeneas]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Stay Prince" [Spirit, Aeneas]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Then since our chorus have sped" [Chorus] "The Grove's Dance": Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 2 "Then since our chorus have sped" [Chorus] "The Grove's Dance"
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Come away" [Sailor, Chorus] "The Sailors' Dance": Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Come away" [Sailor, Chorus] "The Sailors' Dance"
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "See, see the flags" [Sorceress, First Witch] "Our next motion" [Sorceress]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "See, see the flags" [Sorceress, First Witch] "Our next motion" [Sorceress]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Destruction's our delight" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Destruction's our delight" [Chorus]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "The Witches' Dance": Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "The Witches' Dance"
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Your counsel all is urged in vain" [Dido, Belinda, Aeneas]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Your counsel all is urged in vain" [Dido, Belinda, Aeneas]
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Great minds against themselves conspire" [Chorus] "Thy hand, Belinda" [Dido]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "Great minds against themselves conspire" [Chorus] "Thy hand, Belinda" [Dido]
Dido & Aeneas, Act 3: "When I am laid in earth" (Dido): Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, Act 3: "When I am laid in earth" (Dido)
Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "With drooping wings" [Chorus]: Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act 3 "With drooping wings" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Overture to Act 1: Purcell : King Arthur : Overture to Act 1
King Arthur : Air: Purcell : King Arthur : Air
King Arthur : Act 1 "Woden, first to thee" [Bass, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "Woden, first to thee" [Bass, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 1 "The white horse neigh'd aloud" [Bass, Tenor, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "The white horse neigh'd aloud" [Bass, Tenor, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 1 "The lot is cast, and Tanfan pleas'd" [Soprano]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "The lot is cast, and Tanfan pleas'd" [Soprano]
King Arthur : Act 1 "Brave souls, to be renown'd in story" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "Brave souls, to be renown'd in story" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 1 "I call you all to Woden's Hall" [Tenor, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "I call you all to Woden's Hall" [Tenor, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 1 "Come if you dare" [Tenor, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 1 "Come if you dare" [Tenor, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 2 "Hither, this way, this way bend" [Soprano, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "Hither, this way, this way bend" [Soprano, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 2 "Let not a moonborn elf mislead ye" [Bass] "Hither this way, this way bend" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "Let not a moonborn elf mislead ye" [Bass] "Hither this way, this way bend" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 2 "Come, follow me" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "Come, follow me" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 2 "How blest are shepherds" [Tenor, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "How blest are shepherds" [Tenor, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 2 "Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying" [Sopranos]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying" [Sopranos]
King Arthur : Act 2 "Come, shepherds, lead up a lively measure" [Chorus] Hornpipe: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 2 "Come, shepherds, lead up a lively measure" [Chorus] Hornpipe
King Arthur : Air: Purcell : King Arthur : Air
King Arthur : Act 3 Prelude: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 Prelude
King Arthur : Act 3 "What ho! thou genius of this isle" [Soprano]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "What ho! thou genius of this isle" [Soprano]
King Arthur : Act 3 "What power art thou" [Bass]: Purcell: King Arthur, Act 3: "What power art thou" [Bass]
King Arthur : Act 3 "Thou doting fool" [Soprano]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "Thou doting fool" [Soprano]
King Arthur : Act 3 "Great love, I know thee now" [Bass]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "Great love, I know thee now" [Bass]
King Arthur : Act 3 "No part of my dominion" [Soprano]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "No part of my dominion" [Soprano]
King Arthur : Act 3 Prelude: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 Prelude
King Arthur : Act 3 "See, see, we assemble" [Chorus] Dance: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "See, see, we assemble" [Chorus] Dance
King Arthur : Act 3 "Tis I that have warm'd ye" [Soprano] "Tis love that has warm'd us" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "Tis I that have warm'd ye" [Soprano] "Tis love that has warm'd us" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 3 "Sound a parley" [Soprano, Bass] "Tis Love that has warm'd us" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 "Sound a parley" [Soprano, Bass] "Tis Love that has warm'd us" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 3 Hornpipe: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 3 Hornpipe
King Arthur : Act 4 "Two daughters of this aged stream are we" [Sopranos]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 4 "Two daughters of this aged stream are we" [Sopranos]
King Arthur : Act 4 "How happy the lover" [Tenor, Chorus] Ritornello "For love every creature" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus] "In vain are our graces" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 4 "How happy the lover" [Tenor, Chorus] Ritornello "For love every creature" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus] "In vain are our graces" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 4 Air: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 4 Air
King Arthur : Act 5 Trumpet Tune: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 Trumpet Tune
King Arthur : Act 5 "Ye blust'ring brethren of the skies" [Bass]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Ye blust'ring brethren of the skies" [Bass]
King Arthur : Act 5 Symphony: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 Symphony
King Arthur : Act 5 "Round thy coast" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Round thy coast" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 5 "For folded flocks, and fruitful plains" [Tenors, Bass]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "For folded flocks, and fruitful plains" [Tenors, Bass]
King Arthur : Act 5 "Your hay it is mow'd" [Bass, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Your hay it is mow'd" [Bass, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 5 "Fairest Isle" [Soprano]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Fairest Isle" [Soprano]
King Arthur : Act 5 "You say 'tis Love" [Soprano, Bass]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "You say 'tis Love" [Soprano, Bass]
King Arthur : Act 5 Trumpet Tune - Warlike Consort: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 Trumpet Tune - Warlike Consort
King Arthur : Act 5 "Saint George" [Soprano, Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Saint George" [Soprano, Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 5 "Our natives not alone appear" [Chorus]: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 "Our natives not alone appear" [Chorus]
King Arthur : Act 5 Chaconne: Purcell : King Arthur : Act 5 Chaconne
The Fairy Queen : Prelude to Act 1: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Prelude to Act 1
The Fairy Queen : Air: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Air
The Fairy Queen : Overture to Act 1: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Overture to Act 1
The Fairy Queen : Act 1 "Come, let us leave the town" [Soprano, Bass]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 1 "Come, let us leave the town" [Soprano, Bass]
The Fairy Queen : Act 1 "Scene of the Drunken Poet" [First Fairy, Second Fairy, Drunken Poet, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 1 "Scene of the Drunken Poet" [First Fairy, Second Fairy, Drunken Poet, Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 1 Jig: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 1 Jig
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Come all ye songsters of the sky" [Tenor]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Come all ye songsters of the sky" [Tenor]
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "May the God of Wit inspire" [Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Bass]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "May the God of Wit inspire" [Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Bass]
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Now join your warbling voices all" [Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Now join your warbling voices all" [Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Sing while we trip it" [Chorus, Soprano]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "Sing while we trip it" [Chorus, Soprano]
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "See, even Night herself is here" [Night] "I am come to lock all fast" [Mystery] "One charming night" [Secrecy] "Hush, no more" [Sleep, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 "See, even Night herself is here" [Night] "I am come to lock all fast" [Mystery] "One charming night" [Secrecy] "Hush, no more" [Sleep, Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 2 Air: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 2 Air
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "If love's a sweet passion" [Dryad, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "If love's a sweet passion" [Dryad, Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Symphony while the swans come forward: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Symphony while the swans come forward
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Dance for the Fairies: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Dance for the Fairies
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Dance for the Green Men: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Dance for the Green Men
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "Ye gentle spirits of the air" [Soprano]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "Ye gentle spirits of the air" [Soprano]
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "Now the maids and the men" [Coridon, Mopsa] Dance for the Haymakers: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "Now the maids and the men" [Coridon, Mopsa] Dance for the Haymakers
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "When I have often heard" [Nymph]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "When I have often heard" [Nymph]
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "A thousand, thousand ways" [Chorus, Counter-Tenor]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 "A thousand, thousand ways" [Chorus, Counter-Tenor]
The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Hornpipe: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 3 Hornpipe
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 Symphony: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 Symphony
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Now the night is chased away" [Attendant, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Now the night is chased away" [Attendant, Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Let the fifes and the clarions" [Tenor, Counter-Tenor]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Let the fifes and the clarions" [Tenor, Counter-Tenor]
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "When a cruel long winter" [Phoebus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "When a cruel long winter" [Phoebus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Hail! Great parent of us all" [Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 4 "Hail! Great parent of us all" [Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Thrice happy lovers" [Juno]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Thrice happy lovers" [Juno]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "O let me ever, ever weep" [Soprano]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "O let me ever, ever weep" [Soprano]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Thus the gloomy world" [Chinese Man] "Thus happy and free" [Chinese Woman, Chorus] "Yes, Daphne" [Chinese Man]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Thus the gloomy world" [Chinese Man] "Thus happy and free" [Chinese Woman, Chorus] "Yes, Daphne" [Chinese Man]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 Monkey's Dance: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 Monkey's Dance
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Hark! How all things" [First Woman] "Hark! the echoing air" [Second Woman, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Hark! How all things" [First Woman] "Hark! the echoing air" [Second Woman, Chorus]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Sure the dull God of Marriage" [First Woman, Second Woman, Chorus] Prelude "See, I obey" [Hymen] "Turn then thine eyes" [First Woman, Second Woman] "My torch indeed" [Hymen]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "Sure the dull God of Marriage" [First Woman, Second Woman, Chorus] Prelude "See, I obey" [Hymen] "Turn then thine eyes" [First Woman, Second Woman] "My torch indeed" [Hymen]
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 Chaconne: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 Chaconne
The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "They shall be as happy as they're fair" [First Woman, Second Woman, Hymen, Chorus]: Purcell : The Fairy Queen : Act 5 "They shall be as happy as they're fair" [First Woman, Second Woman, Hymen, Chorus]

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