Purcell - Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus; Harmonia Sacra & Complete Organ Music | Arcana A430

Purcell - Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus; Harmonia Sacra & Complete Organ Music

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Label: Arcana

Cat No: A430

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 21st April 2017

Contents

Works

Purcell, Henry

Dido and Aeneas
» Ah! Belinda
Don Quixote, Z578
» From rosy bowers
Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193
Fly swift ye hours, Z369
From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam'), Z370
Full of wrath, his threatening breath, Z185
Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z328
» Tis nature's voice
How long, great God?, Z189
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190
King Arthur (The British Worthy), Z628
» Fairest isle
Lord, what is man?, Z192
Oedipus, Z583
» Music for a while
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406
Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585
» Sweeter than Roses
Sleep, Adam, and take thy rest, Z195
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z196 'The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation'
The Fairy Queen, Z629
» Hark! How all things
» Thrice happy lovers 'An Epithalamium' (Act 5)
» Ye gentle spirits of the air
The Indian Queen, Z630
» I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain
The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627
» Since from my dear Astrea's sight
The Spanish Friar or The Double Discovery, Z610
» Whilst l with Grief did on you look
The earth trembled, Z197
Thou wakeful shepherd that dost Israel keep, Z198 'A Morning Hymn'
Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613
» Ah! how sweet it is to love
Verse in F major, Z716
Voluntary for double organ, Z714
Voluntary for double organ, Z719
Voluntary in D minor, Z718
Voluntary in G major, Z720
Voluntary on the Old 100th, Z721
What a sad fate is mine, Z428a
Who can from joy refrain?, Z342
» Strike the viol
With sick and famish'd eyes, Z200

Artists

Jill Feldman (soprano)
Nigel North (archlute)
Sarah Cunningham (bass viol)
Davitt Moroney (organ)

Works

Purcell, Henry

Dido and Aeneas
» Ah! Belinda
Don Quixote, Z578
» From rosy bowers
Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193
Fly swift ye hours, Z369
From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam'), Z370
Full of wrath, his threatening breath, Z185
Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z328
» Tis nature's voice
How long, great God?, Z189
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190
King Arthur (The British Worthy), Z628
» Fairest isle
Lord, what is man?, Z192
Oedipus, Z583
» Music for a while
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406
Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585
» Sweeter than Roses
Sleep, Adam, and take thy rest, Z195
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z196 'The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation'
The Fairy Queen, Z629
» Hark! How all things
» Thrice happy lovers 'An Epithalamium' (Act 5)
» Ye gentle spirits of the air
The Indian Queen, Z630
» I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain
The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627
» Since from my dear Astrea's sight
The Spanish Friar or The Double Discovery, Z610
» Whilst l with Grief did on you look
The earth trembled, Z197
Thou wakeful shepherd that dost Israel keep, Z198 'A Morning Hymn'
Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613
» Ah! how sweet it is to love
Verse in F major, Z716
Voluntary for double organ, Z714
Voluntary for double organ, Z719
Voluntary in D minor, Z718
Voluntary in G major, Z720
Voluntary on the Old 100th, Z721
What a sad fate is mine, Z428a
Who can from joy refrain?, Z342
» Strike the viol
With sick and famish'd eyes, Z200

Artists

Jill Feldman (soprano)
Nigel North (archlute)
Sarah Cunningham (bass viol)
Davitt Moroney (organ)

About

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.

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