Purcell - Music for a While (Vinyl LP) | Harmonia Mundi HMM33249

Purcell - Music for a While (Vinyl LP)


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM33249

Barcode: 3149020938751

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th November 2019



Alfred Deller (countertenor)
Wieland Kuijken (bass viol)
William Christie (harpsichord)
Roderick Skeaping (violin)


Purcell, Henry

An Evening Hymn, Z193 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light'
Bonduca or The British Heroine, Z574
» O lead me to some peaceful gloom
Don Quixote, Z578
» From rosy bowers
If music be the food of love, Z379
King Arthur (The British Worthy), Z628
» Fairest isle
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400
Oedipus, Z583
» Music for a while
Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585
» Sweeter than Roses
The Fairy Queen, Z629
» The plaint (Act 5)
» Thrice happy lovers 'An Epithalamium' (Act 5)
The History of King Richard the Second or The Sicilian Usurper: Retir'd from any mortal's sight, Z581
The Indian Queen, Z630
» I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain
The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627
» Since from my dear Astrea's sight


Alfred Deller (countertenor)
Wieland Kuijken (bass viol)
William Christie (harpsichord)
Roderick Skeaping (violin)


Alfred Deller tirelessly promoted his core repertoire of Elizabethan lute songs and Purcell throughout his career. This recital anthology was recorded at Provence only three months before Deller’s death at Bologna on 16 July 1979.

Some of the most familiar songs here, such as ‘Fairest Isle’, were originally conceived as operatic music for soprano voice but one cannot imagine that Purcell would have minded Deller taking the music out of context, adapting if desirable and making it his own.

Available on vinyl remastered from the original tapes.

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