Purcell - How Pleasant 'tis To Love!

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA192
Format: CD

Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten; Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor

Henry Purcell
1 Sound the Trumpet 2'23
2 Ah! How pleasant 'tis to Love! 2'04
3 O Solitude! 5'33
4 Almand in D minor 4'36
5 Still I'm whishing 2'45
6 Seek not to know 3'48
7 Corant & Hornpipe in D minor 2'07
8 Musick for a While 4'17
9 Sweeter than Roses 2'58
10 A new Ground in E minor 2'29
11 'Tis Nature's Voice 3'52
12 From Rosie Bow'rs 5'31
13 Hornpipe in E minor 1'03
14 They tell us that you mighty Powers above 4'57
15 Ah! how happy are we 1'41
16 The plaint: O let me Weep! 6'56
17 A ground in D minor 2'35
18 Roundo in D minor 1'39
19 Strike the Viol, touch the Lute 2'05
20 Prelude in A minor 0'55
21 In vain the am'rous Flute 4'23
22 An Evening Hymn 5'06

Few of the many recordings devoted to Henry Purcell have succeeded in capturing all the richness and diversity of musical instruments of the late 17th century. Here well-known pieces by Purcell played take on an entirely new and unexpected colouring, while also serving to highlight the theatricality of the vocal airs.

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