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 Purcel; 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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1. Praise the Lord O my soul O Lord my God Z48.wav 16:38 167.8Mb WAV audio Wav
2. Close thine eyes and sleep secure Z184.wav 3:21 33.83Mb WAV audio Wav
3. Lord how long wilt thou be angry Z25.wav 3:42 37.35Mb WAV audio Wav
4. Hear me O Lord Z13a-Z13b.wav 6:59 70.52Mb WAV audio Wav
5. Magnificat in B flat Z230.wav 3:50 38.69Mb WAV audio Wav
6. Nunc Dimittis in B flat Z230.wav 1:56 19.44Mb WAV audio Wav
7. Turn thou us O good Lord Z62.wav 7:12 72.67Mb WAV audio Wav
8. O Lord thou art my God Z41.wav 7:31 75.95Mb WAV audio Wav
9. Now that the ... (An Evening Hymn) Z193.wav 4:17 43.23Mb WAV audio Wav
10. Awake, awake put on thy strength Z1.wav 8:30 85.86Mb WAV audio Wav

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