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; Jerome Finnis; Mark Kennedy; Philip Hallchurch; Susan Gritton; James Bowman; Rogers Covey-Crump; Charles Daniels; Michael George; Robert Evans; The Choir of the King's Consort; 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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1. O Lord rebuke me not Z40.wav 7:13 72.82Mb WAV audio wav
2. With sick and famish’d eyes Z200.wav 5:22 54.25Mb WAV audio wav
3. How long great God Z189.wav 3:49 38.57Mb WAV audio wav
4. Awake and with attention hear Z181.wav 12:49 129.4Mb WAV audio wav
5. O God thou art my god Z35.wav 3:36 36.40Mb WAV audio wav
6. We sing to h ... om form’d the ear Z199.wav 1:27 14.59Mb WAV audio wav
7. Praise the L ... that is within me Z47-.wav 10:23 104.8Mb WAV audio wav
8. O I’m sick of life Z140.wav 5:17 53.25Mb WAV audio wav
9. O God the king of glory Z34.wav 2:00 20.19Mb WAV audio wav
10. Let the night perish (Job’s Curse) Z191.wav 4:27 44.87Mb WAV audio wav
11. When on my sick bed I languish Z144.wav 4:48 48.38Mb WAV audio wav
12. Rejoice in ... ‘The Bell anthem’) Z49.wav 8:16 83.39Mb WAV audio wav

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