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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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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 

Sound Samples

Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Overture
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Come, ye sons of art, away
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Sound the trumpet, sound
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Come, ye sons of art
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Strike the viol, touch the lute
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: The day that such a blessing gave
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: Bid the Virtues, bid the Graces
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: These are the sacred charms
Come, ye sons of art, away (1694) Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II: See Nature, rejoicing
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: Overture
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: Welcome to all the pleasures
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: "Here the deities approve" - "While joys celestial"
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: "Then lift up your voices" - "The pow'r shall divert us a pleasanter way"
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: Beauty, thou scene of love
Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) Ode for St. Cecilia's Day: In a consort of voices
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: Symphony
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: "Of old, when heroes thought it base" - "Brigantium, honour'd with a race divine"
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: The bashful Thames, for beauty so renowned
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: The pale and the purple rose
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: And in each track of glory since
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: Symphony
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: And now when the renown'd Nassau
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: They did no storms, nor threat'nings fear
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: So when the glitt'ring Queen of Night
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: Let music join
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: Sound, trumpets, sound!
Of old, when heroes thought it base (1690) The Yorkshire Feast Song: Sound all to him

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