The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcel

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Title: The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcel
Otros títulos: La Música Sagrada Completa de Henry Purcel
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Henry Purcell; Nicholas Witcomb; Daniel Lochmann; Philip Hallchurch; Timothy Bowes; James Bowman; Rogers Covey-Crump; Michael George; The Choir of New College Oxford; The King's Consort; Robert King
Código CDU: Pur.11
Forma Musical: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with String Orchestra, Anthems, Hymns
Abstract: As England's greatest composer of the Baroque, Henry Purcell was dubbed the "Orpheus Britannicus" for his ability to combine pungent English counterpoint with expressive, flexible, and dramatic word settings. While he did write instrumental music, including the important viol fantasias, the vast majority of his output was in the vocal/choral realm. His only opera, Dido and Aeneas, divulged his sheer mastery in the handling of the work's vast expressive canvas, which included lively dance numbers, passionate arias and rollicking choruses. Purcell also wrote much incidental music for stage productions, including that for Dryden's King Arthur. His church music includes many anthems, devotional songs, and other sacred works, but few items for Anglican services. Purcell was born in 1659 to Henry Purcell, master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, and his wife Elizabeth. When he was five, his father died, forcing his mother to resettle the family of six children into a more modest house ...


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Blassed are the ... Z5 (1688) - Psalm 128.wav 9:30 95.83Mb WAV audio wav
Behold now prai ... 80) - Psalm 134 vv 1-3.wav 5:54 59.61Mb WAV audio wav
I will give tha ... c1682 – 5) - Psalm 138.wav 11:26 115.3Mb WAV audio wav
My song shall b ... salm 89 vv 1 5-9 13-15.wav 14:43 148.5Mb WAV audio wav
Te Deum Laudamu ... 1694) - Ambrosian Hymn.wav 14:14 143.6Mb WAV audio wav

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