Purcell - Royal Welcome Songs for King James II | Coro COR16151

Purcell - Royal Welcome Songs for King James II


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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16151

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st September 2017



Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcellís Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterised his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcellís career.

This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcellís writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish - an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul... quintessential Purcell!

ĎItís a delicious 72 minutes of Restoration wit and lyrical charm, performed gracefully by Harry Christophersí The Sixteen.í - The Times on Purcell: The Indian Queen

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