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Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures

James Bowman (countertenor)

The King's Consort, Robert King

James Bowman must surely be the finest vocal interpreter of Purcell today. His grasp of sentiment, his sense of timing, and his enunciation, are unsurpassed

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Contents

Purcell: We sing to him, whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z199

Work length2:19
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Purcell: Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627

Work length1:57
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. What shall I do to show how much I love her?

Track length1:57
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Purcell: How long, great God?, Z189

Work length4:09
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Purcell: Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Work length2:02
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

 Excerpt, Purcell: Oedipus: incidental music, Z583

Work length3:32
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. Music for a while

Track length3:32
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Purcell: King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628

Work length4:03
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Act 5. Song. Fairest isle, all isles excelling

Track length4:03
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Purcell: Hears not my Phillis how the birds ('The Knotting Song'), Z371

Work length2:31
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

 Excerpt, Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Work length7:39
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. The Plaint

Track length7:39
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Purcell: With him he brings the partner of his throne (from Ye tuneful Muses, Z344)

Work length4:51
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

VII. With him he brings the partner of his throne

Track length4:51
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Purcell: Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, Z613

Work length2:02
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. Ah, how sweet it is to love

Track length2:02
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Purcell: The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z609

Work length2:30
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. Celia has a thousand charms

Track length2:30
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Purcell: The fatal hour comes on apace, Z421

Work length3:45
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Purcell: If music be the food of love Z379A

Work length2:31
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

 Excerpt, Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Work length2:18
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. One charming night

Track length2:18
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Purcell: Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627

Work length3:30
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Song. Since from my dear Astrea's sight

Track length3:30
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Purcell: Welcome to all the pleasures (from Ode for St Cecilia's Day 1683), Z339

Work length4:03
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

III. Here the Deities approve

Track length4:03
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Purcell: An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Work length4:04
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor)
  • King's Consort
  • Robert King