The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell

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Title: The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell
Otros títulos: Vocal Music
La Música Sagrada completa de Henry Purcell
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Henry Purcell; Roberth King; Choir of New College, Oxford; Choir of the King's Consort; The King's Consort
Código CDU: Pur.11
Forma Musical: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with string orchestra -- Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with chamber 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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O Sing unto the Lord Verse anthem Z44.wav 13:06 132.2Mb WAV audio Wav
O Praise God in his Holiness Verse anthem Z42.wav 8:13 82.90Mb WAV audio Wav
Praise the Lord O Jerusalem Verse anthem Z46.wav 7:45 78.26Mb WAV audio Wav
It is a good th ... hanks Verse anthem Z18.wav 11:53 119.9Mb WAV audio Wav
O give thanks unto the Lord Verse anthem Z33.wav 9:53 99.78Mb WAV audio Wav
Let mine eyes r ... tears Verse anthem Z24.wav 9:17 93.70Mb WAV audio Wav
My beloved Spake Verse anthem Z28.wav 11:13 113.1Mb WAV audio Wav

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