Purcell - Come all ye songsters | Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0083

Purcell - Come all ye songsters

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Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Cat No: WHLIVE0083

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 10th June 2016

Contents

Works

Anonymous

Minuet

Corbetta, Francesco

Passacaglia

Draghi, Giovanni Battista

An Italian Ground

Purcell, Henry

Abdelazer, Z570 'Moor's Revenge'
» Lucinda is bewitching fair
Aureng-Zebe or The Great Mogul, Z573
» I see she flies me ev'rywhere
Don Quixote, Z578
» From rosy bowers
» Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
Fly swift ye hours, Z369
Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z328
» Tis nature's voice
King Arthur (The British Worthy), Z628
» Fairest isle
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410
Suite no.5 in C major, Z666
The Fairy Queen, Z629
» A dance of fairies
» Come all ye songsters
» Hark! The echoing air
» If love's a sweet passion
» Mystery's Song
» Sing while we trip it
» Ye gentle spirits of the air
The Indian Queen, Z630
» I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain
Timon of Athens, Z632
» The cares of lovers
What a sad fate is mine, Z428a

Simpson, Christopher

The Division Violist
» Divisions on a ground

Artists

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Jonathan Manson (viol)
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

Works

Anonymous

Minuet

Corbetta, Francesco

Passacaglia

Draghi, Giovanni Battista

An Italian Ground

Purcell, Henry

Abdelazer, Z570 'Moor's Revenge'
» Lucinda is bewitching fair
Aureng-Zebe or The Great Mogul, Z573
» I see she flies me ev'rywhere
Don Quixote, Z578
» From rosy bowers
» Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
Fly swift ye hours, Z369
Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z328
» Tis nature's voice
King Arthur (The British Worthy), Z628
» Fairest isle
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410
Suite no.5 in C major, Z666
The Fairy Queen, Z629
» A dance of fairies
» Come all ye songsters
» Hark! The echoing air
» If love's a sweet passion
» Mystery's Song
» Sing while we trip it
» Ye gentle spirits of the air
The Indian Queen, Z630
» I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain
Timon of Athens, Z632
» The cares of lovers
What a sad fate is mine, Z428a

Simpson, Christopher

The Division Violist
» Divisions on a ground

Artists

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
Jonathan Manson (viol)
Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)

About

Carolyn Sampson has enjoyed notable success worldwide in repertoire ranging from early Baroque to the present day. She is in high demand by leading opera companies around the world, and regularly makes recital appearances too. Following the success of her first release ‘Not Just Dowland’ (WHLIVE0034), we are now delighted to present her second release on the Wigmore Hall Live label. She is joined by some of Britain’s most exciting exponents of historical performance – lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, and viol player Jonathan Manson.

This leading ensemble examines the colourful world of Purcell songs. Unlike his European counterparts, Purcell was unused to traditionally operatic terms and was unconstrained by them. Ignorance was certainly bliss in this case; for him ‘Song’ was a performers’ medium. Thoughout the course of this recital, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, we hear the musicians discovering and revealing the meaning of the texts, as they bring to life the works with sensitivity and charm.

Reviews

Versatile and ever engaging, soprano Carolyn Sampson shines in this showcase of contrasting Purcell songs, recorded live at Wigmore Hall last year. She and three top baroque players have drawn on the “Gresham manuscript”, written in the composer’s own hand in the last decade of the 17th century but forgotten until the mid-20th century.  Fiona Maddocks
The Observer 26 June 2016

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