Purcell - Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II Vol.2 | Coro COR16173

Purcell - Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II Vol.2

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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16173

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th August 2019

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About

King Charles II liked to project a strong, stable, divinely legitimated image. Whilst that image had no basis in reality, the scale of his deception and financial skulduggery did not emerge until 19th-century historians discovered secret treaty documents between Charles and King Louis XIV of France. Purcell had no idea of course, and so all of the music on this album celebrates the political triumphs that he and his colleagues thought they had witnessed. It includes the quite brilliant Welcome Songs 'Welcome to all the pleasures' (with its superb six-part fanfares to St Cecilia in the final chorus) and 'From hardy climes'.

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