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Purcell: Odes / Pinnock, The English Concert And Choir


Release Date: 04/07/2011 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 427663   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Stephen RichardsonMichael ChanceTim WilsonJennifer Smith,   ... 
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English ConcertEnglish Concert Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[T]here is much to enjoy in Pinnock 's version [of Ode for St Cecilia's Day]: his own easy and vital musicianship; the wonderful singing of Chance, Wilson (again) and Jennifer Smith; and most particularly Stephen Richardson, whose gruff but bright and precise low bass voice has until now been heard only in much later music... Pinnock ends with the odd and much-derided Yorkshire Feast Song, in a performance especially notable for the nice duet of Chance and Ainsley.

-- Gramophone [2/1990]
[T]here is much to enjoy in Pinnock 's version [of Ode for St Cecilia's Day]: his own easy and vital musicianship; the wonderful singing of Chance, Wilson (again) and Jennifer Smith; and most particularly Stephen Richardson, whose gruff but bright and precise low bass voice has until now been heard only in much later music... Pinnock ends with the odd and much-derided Yorkshire Feast Song, in a performance especially notable for the nice duet of Chance and Ainsley.

-- Gramophone [2/1990]
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Works on This Recording

1. Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Stephen Richardson (Bass), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Tim Wilson (Countertenor),
Jennifer Smith (Soprano)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Language: English 
2. Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael George (Bass), Kym Amps (Soprano), Elisabeth Priday (Soprano),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
Language: English 
3. Of old, when heroes thought it base, Z 333 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael George (Bass), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Stephen Richardson (Bass)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Language: English 

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