The People's Purcell / Slattery, La Nef

Release Date: 1/19/2018
Catalog Number: ACD2 2726
Composer: Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The People’s Purcell reunites tenor Michael Slattery and La Nef to perform some of the most beautiful music by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Though grounded in the baroque tradition, the vast body of work by Purcell is fertile ground for musical explorations. The People’s Purcell invites listeners to hear this music in a new way. Set with shruti box, archlute, cittern, flute, nyckelharpa, baroque violin, viola, cello, and viola da gamba, Purcell’s baroque songs take on a different flavour in these new arrangements by Michael Slattery, Grégoire Jeay, Seán Dagher, and Amanda Keesmaat. As with their previous album, Dowland in Dublin, La Nef and Michael Slattery take inspired creative liberties with Purcell’s music. “Over time, I have learned to hear the profundity in the subtleties as well as the sheer variety of Purcell’s musical language, each time with renewed pleasure. With this album, we invite listeners to discover Purcell in a light that we believe he would have appreciated,” says Sylvain Bergeron, Artistic Director of La Nef.
Works on This Recording
1. Now that the sun hath veiled his light, Z 193 "Evening Hymn on a Ground" by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1688 ; England
2. She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1683 ; England
3. More love or more disdain I crave, Z 397 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1678 ; England
4. Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1692 ; England
5. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Prelude by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1692 ; England
6. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Come all ye songsters of the sky by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1692 ; England
7. Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1692 ; England
8. Let each gallant heart, Z 390 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1683 ; England
9. Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, Z 353 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1688 ; England
10. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Jig by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1695 ; England
11. King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1691 ; England
12. King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Suite by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1691 ; England
13. Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1695 ; England
14. Fairy Queen, Z 629: If love's a sweet passion by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1692 ; England
15. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer: Michael Slattery (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: 1689 ; England
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