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 Offer,Purcell: King Arthur

Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce, Carolyn Sampson (sopranos), Jeremy Budd (high tenor), James Way (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

Choruses are more vibrant, dance rhythms more percussive and solos more delicate than in any previous recording. Above all, McCreesh and his artists make us hear Purcell’s genius for word-setting…But... More…

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Contents

Purcell: King Arthur, Z628

1:35:16
  • Mhairi Lawson, Carolyn Sampson, Ashley Riches, Roderick Williams, Jeremy Budd, Rowan Pierce, James Way, Anna Dennis
  • Gabrieli
  • Paul McCreesh

Aire (from Amphitryon, Z. 572)

1:03

Minuet (from Amphitryon, Z. 572)

1:04

Hornpipe (from Amphitryon, Z. 572)

1:09

Scotch Tune (from Amphitryon, Z. 572)

0:57

Overture

1:48

Aire

1:36

Verse & Chorus – Woden, First to Thee / We Have Sacrific’d (Chorus)

2:33

Verse & Chorus – The White Horse Neigh’d Aloud / To Woden Thanks We Render (Chorus)

1:16

Verse & Chorus – The Lot Is Cast / Brave Souls (Chorus)

2:42

Song & Chorus – I Call You All to Woden’s Hall (Chorus)

2:02

Prelude, Song & Chorus – Come If You Dare, Our Trumpets Sound (Chorus)

3:18

Prelude – Aire

0:41

Song & Chorus – Hither This Way (Philadel)

2:11

Song – Let Not a Moonborn Elf Mislead Ye (Grimbald)

1:17

Chorus – Hither This Way (Chorus)

0:37

Verse & Chorus – Come Follow Me (Chorus)

2:11

Prelude, Song & Chorus – How Blest Are Shepherds (Shepherd)

5:24

Prelude & Song – Shepherd, Shepherd, Leave Decoying (Two Shepherdesses)

1:56

Chorus & Dance – Come, Shepherds, Lead up a Lively Measure (Chorus)

1:27

Second Act Tune – Rondeau (From Distress’d Innocency, Z. 577)

0:53

Prelude & Verse – What Ho, Thou Genius of This Isle! (Cupid)

1:20

Prelude & Song – What Power Art Thou (Cold Genius)

2:18

Song – Thou Doting Fool, Forbear (Cupid)

0:49

Song – Great Love, I Know Thee Now (Cold Genius)

0:59

Verse – No Part of My Dominion Shall Be Waste (Cupid)

0:55

Chorus & Dance – See, See, We Assemble (Chorus)

2:31

Prelude, Song & Chorus – ’Tis I That Have Warm’d Ye / ’Tis Love That Has Warm’d Us (Cupid)

2:48

Song – Sound a Parley (Cupid & Cold Genius)

2:28

Chorus – ’Tis Love That Has Warm’d Us (Chorus)

1:46

Third Act Tune – Aire

1:12

Soft Music – Aire (from Bonduca, Z. 574)

2:55

Song – Two Daughters of This Aged Stream Are We (Two Sirens)

3:12

Passacaglia – How Happy the Lover / For Love Every Creature (Chorus)

5:06

Song by Mr. Howe – You Say, ’Tis Love Creates the Pain (He & She)

5:09

Fourth Act Tune – Hornpipe

0:53

Prelude – Rondeau (From The Old Bachelor, Z. 607)

0:41

Prelude & Song – Ye Blust’Ring Brethren / Serene and Calm (Aeolus)

3:04

Soft Tune

2:04

Prelude, Song & Chorus – Round Thy Coasts (Nereid)

2:22

Song – For Folded Flocks (Three Shepherds)

0:51

Song & Dance – Your Hay It Is Mow’d (Comus & Peasants)

2:37

Prelude & Song – Fairest Isle (Venus)

3:36

Tune for Trumpets (after Dioclesian, Z. 627)

0:41

New Song & Chorus for Britannia & St George – Sound Heroes, Your Brazen Trumpets Sound! / Let All Rehearse (Fame)

5:37

Grand Dance – Chaconne

3:17
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