Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs For King Charles III, Vol. 3 / Christophers, The Sixteen

Release Date: 9/4/2020
Label: Coro
Catalog Number: COR16182
Composer: Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Purcell’s genius abounds in this, the fourth volume in The Sixteen’s series devoted to the composer. Henry Purcell grew from young childhood to established professional adulthood in the service of Charles II. He identified strongly with the court, but he was well aware of Charles’s unreliability as a patron. Wisely, Purcell made an early decision to diversify, flaunting his court connections while building up the largest possible client base beyond the court. This programme shows that strategy in action and celebrates a diversity of writing for both professional Court musicians as well as amateur enthusiasts. “Christophers creates a vivid sense of celebration and occasion, conjuring blustering trumpet fanfares and drum-rolls from his ensemble.” (Gramophone)
Works on This Recording
1. Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Katy Hill (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1688 ; England
2. O all ye people, clap your hands, Z 138 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Stuart Young (Bass), George Pooley (Tenor), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Katy Hill (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
3. Overture for Strings in D minor, Z 771 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
4. Massacre of Paris, Z 604: Thy genius, lo by Henry Purcell
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1690 ; England
5. O praise the Lord, all ye heathen, Z 43 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Mark Dobell (Tenor), Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1681 ; England
6. History of King Richard II, Z 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer: Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1681 ; England
7. From those serene and rapturous joys, Z 326 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Mark Dobell (Tenor), Stuart Young (Bass), Daniel Collins (Alto), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano), Katy Hill (Soprano), Ben Davies (Bass), Jeremy Budd (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1684 ; England
8. Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z 49 "Bell Anthem" by Henry Purcell
Performer: George Pooley (Tenor), Ben Davies (Bass), Daniel Collins (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1682-1685 ; England
9. Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, semi-opera, Z. 627: Two in once upon a ground by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Baroque
Written: 1690 ; England
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