Purcell


Complete Theatre Music

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Elizabeth Lane soprano

Joy Roberts soprano

Prudence Lloyd soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

James Bowman countertenor

Martyn Hill tenor

Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

Paul Elliott tenor

Alan Byers tenor

Peter Bamber tenor

Julian Pike tenor

Christopher Kyte bass

Geoffrey Shaw bass

Michael George bass

David Thomas bass

1990, Decca 475 529 2

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Dido & Aeneas

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott Dido

Emma Kirkby Belinda

John Mark Ainsley Aeneas

David Thomas sorceress

Elizabeth Priday first witch

Sara Stowe second witch

Daniel Lochman first sailor

Michael Chance spirit

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 475 719 5

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The Echoing Air

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Sylvia McNair soprano

Laurence Dreyfus cello and viola da gamba

Paul O'Dette archlute

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1995, Philips 446 081 2

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The Glory of Purcell

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Alfred Deller countertenor

James Bowman countertenor

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 620 2

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The Indian Queen

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott Inca princess, a married woman

Emma Kirkby Indian girl, Zempoalla, Cupid

John Mark Ainsley Indian boy, Fame

David Thomas Envy, high priest

Libby Crabtree a follower of hymen

Gerald Finley god of dreams

Daniel Lochman first sailor

Michael Chance spirit

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 339 2

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The World of Henry Purcell

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director

Also features:

English Chamber Orchestra

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

1984, Decca 443 393 2

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