Purcell, Henry - Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus; Harmonia Sacra & Complete Organ Music - North, Nigel

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It is an important moment in the life of a singer when she is able to confront the standard repertory. After years spent studying theatre and music in Shakespeare's England under the guidance of musicologist Philip Brett, Jill Feldman recorded two programmes of Henry Purcell's music in 1992, reissued here as a double CD. Many of the ‘Ayres and Songs’ from Orpheus Britannicus are connected to the English theatrical tradition. In the earliest piece on this CD, ‘From Silent Shades’, and the latest, ‘From Rosy Bow'rs’, we hear one theatrical tradition – placing the voice of truth in the mouth of a madman. In the same way, we hear the wisdom of Touchstone in As You Like It, of Feste in Twelfth Night, and of King Lear's Fool. This programme, superbly accompanied by lutenist Nigel North, searches for that wisdom throughout. In the Harmonia Sacra recording, Purcell’s sacred hymns are interspersed with his complete organ works played by Davitt Moroney, with whom Jill Feldman had collaborated ever since their meeting in 1975 as part of Philip Brett’s ensemble at Berkeley in California. The organ is an exquisite instrument built by Purcell’s contemporary, Thomas Dallam (1677), which resides in the small village of Guimiliau in Brittany.
Artikelnummer A430
Streckkod 3760195734308
Utgivningsdatum 2017-04-14
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Arcana
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 2
Artister North, Nigel
Feldman, Jill
Kompositörer Purcell, Henry
Disk: 1
1 Dido and Aeneas, Z.626, Act I: "Ah! Belinda"
2 From rosie bow’rs, Z.578/9
3 Oedipus, Z.583: II. Musick for a while
4 Fly swift, ye hours, Z.369
5 Come, Ye Sons of Art Away, Z.323: V. Strike the vi
6 Pausanius, Z.585: I. Sweeter than roses
7 The Indian Queen, Z.630: "I attempt from love's si
8 From silent shades, Z.370
9 Whilst I with grief did on you look, Z.610
10 What a sad fate is mine, Z.428 B
11 Ah! how sweet it is to love, Z.613/2
12 Dioclesian, Z.627: "Since from my dear Astrea's si
13 The Fairy Queen, Z.629: "Ye gentle spirits of the
14 The Fairy Queen, Z.629: "Thrice happy lovers"
15 The Fairy Queen, Z.629: "Hark! how all things"
16 Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z.328: "Tis nature's voice"
17 King Arthur, Z.628: "Fairest isle"
18 The Tempest, Z.631: "Dear pritty youth"
19 Bonduca, Z.574: "Oh! lead me to some peacefull glo
20 Timon of Athens, Z.632: "The cares of lovers"
21 If musick be the food of love, Z.379 C
Disk: 2
1 Voluntary in G major, Z.720
2 A Morning Hymn, Z.198: "Thou wakeful shepherd"
3 A Divine Hymn, Z.192: "Lord, what is man?"
4 Voluntary in D Minor, Z.718
5 The Aspiration, Z.189: "How long, great God"
6 In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z.190
7 Oh Solitude, Z.406
8 Voluntary in C Major, Z.714
9 The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation, Z.196: "Tell m
10 Voluntary in D Minor, for double organ, Z.719
11 On our Saviour's Passion, Z.197: "The earth trembl
12 With sick and famished eyes, Z.200
13 Verset in F Major, Z.716
14 Full of wrath, Z.185
15 Voluntary in A Major on the 100th Psalm, Z.721
16 Adam' Sleep, Z.195: "Sleep, Adam, sleep"
17 An Evening Hymn, Z.193: "Now that the sun"
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