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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Anna Dennis (soprano), Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Roderick Williams (baritone), Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh

McCreesh’s production rises to the occasion: original voicing, unorthodox continuo, project-specific trumpet design and rediscovered string techniques bring out qualities missing from earlier... More…

2 CDs

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Contents

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

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  • Gabrieli Consort (early music ensemble)
  • Paul McCreesh

Prelude

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Hornpipe

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Air

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Rondeau

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Overture

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Prelude & Song - Come, Let Us Leave the Town

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Scene of the Drunken Poet

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First Act Tune - Jig

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Prelude & Song - Come All Ye Songsters

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Symphony in Imitation of Birds

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Song - May the God of Wit Inspire

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Symphony in Imitation of an Echo

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Chorus - Now Join Your Warbling Voices All

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Song, Chorus & Dance - Sing While We Trip It

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Prelude & Song - See, Even Night Herself is Here

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Song - I Am Come to Lock All Fast

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Prelude & Song - One Charming Night

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Song & Chorus - Hush, No More

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Dance for the Followers of Night

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Second Act Tune - Air

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Prelude, Song & Chorus - If Love's a Sweet Passion

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Symphony While the Swans Come Forward

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Dance for the Fairies

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Dance for the Green Men

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Song - Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air

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Prelude & Dialogue - Now the Maids and the Men are Making of Hay

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Dance for the Haymakers

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Prelude & Song - When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining

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Song & Chorus - A Thousand, Thousand Ways

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Third Act Tune - Hornpipe

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Symphony - Prelude / Canzona / Largo / Allegro / Adagio / Allegro

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Song & Chorus - Now the Night is Chas'd Away

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Song - Let the Fifes and the Clarions

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Symphony for the Entry of Phoebus

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Prelude & Song - When a Cruel Long Winter

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Chorus - Hail! Great Parent of Us All

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Prelude & Song - Thus the Ever Grateful Spring

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Prelude & Song - Here's the Summer

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Prelude & Song - See My Many Colour'd Fields

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Song - Next, Winter Comes Slowly

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Chorus - Hail! Great Parent of Us All

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Fourth Act Tune - Air

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Interlude: The Plaint - O Let Me Weep

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Prelude & Song - Thrice Happy Lovers

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Entry Dance

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Symphony

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Song - Thus the Gloomy World

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Prelude, Song & Chorus - Thus Happy and Free

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Song - Yes, Daphne

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Dance for the Monkeys

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Song - Hark How All Things with One Sound Rejoice

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Song & Chorus - Hark the Echoing Air a Triumph Sings

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Song & Chorus - Sure the Dull God of Marriage / Hymen Appear

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Prelude as Hymen Enters

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Song - See, I Obey / Turn Then Thine Eyes / My Torch, Indeed

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Song & Chorus - They Shall Be As Happy As They're Fair

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Dance for Chinese Man & Woman - Chaconne

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