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

Year: 1995
Catalogue: Decca 444 620 2

On this CD

  • The Double Dealer — Overture/Hornpipe

  • Come Ye Sons of Art — "Sound the Trumpet"

  • The Old Bachelor — Rondeau/Menuet/Boree/March/Jig

  • Birthday Song For Queen Mary — "Crown the Altar, deck the Shrine"

  • Oedipus — "Music for a while"

  • Amphitryon — Hornpipe/Scotch Tune

  • King Arthur — "Fairest Isle"

  • Bonduca — "Divine Andate, president of war ... To arms ... Britons, strike home!"

  • The Fairy Queen: "O, o let me weep"

  • Sonata No.9 in F major from Ten Sonatas in Four Parts

  • Dido and Aeneas "Thy hand, Belinda ... When I am laid in earth ... With drooping wings"

  • Abdelazer — Overture/Rondeau

  • Bess of Bedlam

  • The Married Beau — Trumpet Air/March/Hornpipe on a Ground

  • Hear My Prayer, O Lord

  • Rejoice in the Lord Alway