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English Royal Funeral Music: Purcell, Morley, Tomkins

Vox Luminis / Meunier
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 332   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry PurcellThomas MorleyThomas TomkinsThomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

We know now that Purcell's three Funeral Sentences were not written for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695. Following the tradition of the English court, it was pieces by Thomas Morley, originally written for the funeral of Elizabeth I, that were sung there. Purcell's only contribution to the ceremony was the composition of two pieces for slide trumpets (March and Canzona), and the anthem in the archaic style Thou knowest, Lord. During the funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, a band of oboes played two marches written by John Paisible and Thomas Tollet. This recording assembles the music composed for the funeral of Queen Mary and that used at the funeral of Elizabeth I in 1603. The programme is completed by Purcell's sublime a cappella Read more anthems and a moving anthem by Weelkes on the death of Thomas Morley. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
2.
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58b by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
3.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
4.
Man that is born of a woman, Z 27 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
5.
In the midst of life, Z 17a by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682; England 
6.
I heard a voice from heaven by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 16th Century; England 
7.
I am the resurrection by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
8.
O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z 504 "Elegy for Queen Mary II" by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
9.
Hear my prayer, O good Lord by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Renaissance 
10.
A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1649; England 
11.
A remembrance of my friend Thomas Morley by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12.
March and Canzona in C minor, Z 860 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 

Sound Samples

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z. 15
The Queen's Farewell - The Queen's Farewell
March and Canzona in C minor, Z. 860: March
I am the resurrection: - I know that my Redeemer liveth - We brought nothing into this world
I am the resurrection: Man that is born of a woman - In the midst of life - Thou knowest, Lord, Z. 58C
March and Canzona in C minor, Z. 860: Canzona
I am the resurrection: I heard a voice from heaven
Death hath deprived me
A Sad Pavan for these distracted times
I am the resurrection
O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z. 504
Burial Service, Z. 27
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z. 50

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 Very Pleased with this CD August 20, 2013 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "I found this CD to be flawless. Great listening, great sound, great acquisition. Recommended." Report Abuse
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