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Purcell: Britten

Songs by Henry Purcell, realised by Benjamin Britten

Robin Blaze (countertenor), Allan Clayton (tenor), Anna Grevelius (mezzo-soprano), Ruby Hughes (soprano), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Matthew Rose (bass), Joseph Middleton (piano)

The singers steer a convincing stylistic course, balancing the sometimes contradictory demands of the source material and the arrangement…Middleton’s playing is precisely coloured and characterised More…

2 CDs

$19.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

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Contents

Purcell: Let the night perish (Job's Curse), Z191

5:03
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  • Joseph Middleton, Matthew Rose

Purcell: Tell me, some pitying angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), Z196

7:15
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: Saul and the Witch at Endor, Z. 134

11:01
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson, Allan Clayton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: Thou wakeful shepherd that dost Israel keep (A Morning Hymn), Z198

3:08
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Alleluia, Z. S14

2:19
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z190

4:41
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Lord, what is man?, Z192

6:15
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

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

1:46
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  • Joseph Middleton, Robin Blaze

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

4:22
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: The Queen's Epicdeium, Z. 383

7:23
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton
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Purcell: Turn then thine eyes, Z425

1:36
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

5:45
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  • Joseph Middleton, Anna Grevelius

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629: Hark the Ech’ing Air!,

2:20
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: The Indian Queen, Z. 630: I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly

2:10
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: How blest are the shepherds (from King Arthur)

2:53
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Let the Dreadful Engines of Eternal Will, Z. 578

7:59
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  • Joseph Middleton, Matthew Rose

Purcell: If music be the food of love Z379A

3:43
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335

2:34
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  • Joseph Middleton, Robin Blaze, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: If Music be the Food of Love, Z. 379C

2:14
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  • Joseph Middleton, Anna Grevelius

Purcell: O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

6:08
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: Music for a while, Z583

3:40
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

2:20
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  • Joseph Middleton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: A Fool’s Preferment, Z. 571: I’ll Sail Upon the Dog-Star,

1:24
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson

Purcell: On the brow of Richmond Hill Z405

1:45
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson

Purcell: King Arthur, Z. 628: Shepherd, Leave Decoying

1:12
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  • Joseph Middleton, Anna Grevelius, Ruby Hughes

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

2:59
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  • Joseph Middleton, Robin Blaze

Purcell: Not All My Torments, Z. 400

3:12
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  • Joseph Middleton, Robin Blaze

Purcell: Pious Celinda, Z. 410

1:27
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  • Joseph Middleton, Matthew Rose

Purcell: There's not a swain (from Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z587)

0:51
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Man is For the Woman Made, Z. 605

1:11
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson

Purcell: I Take no Pleasure, Z. 388

1:58
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  • Joseph Middleton, Matthew Rose

Purcell: The Rival Sisters, Z. 609: Take Not a Woman’s Anger Ill

1:29
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton

Purcell: Celemene, Pray Tell Me, Z. 584

3:52
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  • Joseph Middleton, Allan Clayton, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: I spy Celia, Z499

4:15
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson, Allan Clayton

Purcell: What can we poor females do?, Z429

1:10
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  • Joseph Middleton, Anna Grevelius, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: Dulcibella, Whene’er I Sue For a Kiss, Z. 485

2:17
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  • Joseph Middleton, Benedict Nelson, Allan Clayton

Purcell: When Myra sings, Z521

2:52
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Purcell: Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

3:52
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  • Joseph Middleton, Robin Blaze

Purcell: No, Resistance is But Vain, Z. 601

5:32
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  • Joseph Middleton, Matthew Rose, Ruby Hughes

Purcell: Lost is My Quiet, Z. 502

3:17
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  • Joseph Middleton, Anna Grevelius, Ruby Hughes
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