Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs 4 / Sixteen

Release Date: 6/4/2021
Label: Coro
Catalog Number: COR16187
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 75 Minutes

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Despite only living until the age of 36 Purcell is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable musical geniuses of all time. The Sixteen continues its exploration of his music written for royalty illuminating two more of Purcell's Welcome Songs - Swifter, Isis, swifter flow and The summer's absence unconcerned we bear. In his music for Nathaniel Lee's tragedy Theodosius we witness the young Purcell displaying his playhouse wares in strokes of astonishing versatility some ten years before he made a serious impact as a master of music for the stage.

Works on This Recording
1. God save our sov'reign Charles, Z. 250 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Hugo Hymas (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor), George Pooley (Tenor)
Written: 1682 ;
2. Welcome Song: Swifter, Isis, swifter flow, Z. 336 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Daniel Collins (Alto), George Pooley (Tenor), Hugo Hymas (Tenor), Katy Hill (Soprano), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Stuart Young (Bass)
Written: 1681 ;
3. In Nomine a 6 in G Minor, Z. 746 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen Orchestra
Written: 1680 ;
4. Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas: Benedictus by John Taverner
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
5. In Nomine a 7 in G Minor, Z. 747, "Dorian" by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen Orchestra
Written: 1680 ;
6. Theodosius, or The Force of Love, Z. 606 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Hugo Hymas (Tenor), Katy Hill (Soprano), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
Written: 1680 ;
7. The Lord is my light, Z. 55 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Daniel Collins (Alto), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
Written: 1683 ;
8. The summer's absence unconcerned we bear, Z. 337 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Daniel Collins (Alto), Hugo Hymas (Tenor), Katy Hill (Soprano), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Stuart Young (Bass)
Written: 1682 ;
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