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Purcell - Hail bright Cecilia, Who can from joy refrain? | Hyperion - Helios CDH55327

Purcell - Hail bright Cecilia, Who can from joy refrain?

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Label: Hyperion - Helios

Cat No: CDH55327

Barcode: 0034571153278

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 31st October 2011

Contents

Artists

Choir of New College, Oxford
Kingís Consort

Conductor

Robert King

Works

Purcell, Henry

Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z328
Who can from joy refrain?, Z342

Artists

Choir of New College, Oxford
Kingís Consort

Conductor

Robert King

About

The last, and greatest, of Henry Purcellís four Odes to St Cecilia, Hail! bright Cecilia was composed to a text by Nicholas Brady in 1692 in honour of the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It is a celebratory work comprising of masterful instrumental sections, majestic choruses and varied solos, duets and trios.

Written in 1695, Who can from joy refrain? was composed as an ode celebrating the Duke of Gloucesterís sixth birthday. Both these works reveal the unparalleled richness of the composerís musical invention and explain why, more than three hundred years later, Henry Purcell is still regarded as one of Britainís finest composers.

The Kingís Consort and a distinguished line-up of soloists perform this glorious music, originally issued as Volume 2 in The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs series, with a high measure of perfection and flawless technique.

ĎHighly desirable additions to any Purcell collectioní - The Times

ĎFor those to whom Purcellís unfailing sensitivity and inventiveness in the setting of English texts is a constant miracle, the problem with this series is knowing where to startí - Gramophone

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