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Label : Vanguard
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Tracklist :

CD1: Homage to Henry Purcell
1 Fantasia upon a Ground in D minor for three violins and Continuo, Z731 5:45
2 Oedipus (1692), Z. 583 – Song: Music for a while (text: J. Dryden & N. Lee) 4:05
3 I love and I must, Z. 382 (text: Purcell) 2:58
4 The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z. 578 (1694) – Part I: Let the Dreadful Engines (text: d’Urfey) 7:45
5 The Fairy Queen – Epithalamium “Thrice happy lovers” (text adapted from Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream) 3:07
6 Song: If music be the food of love (1st version, 1692), Z. 379A (text: H. Heveningham) 2:37
7 The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation “Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel” (1693), Z. 186 (text: N. Tate) 7:51
8 Not All My Torments, Z. 400 (text: Purcell) 2:22
9 Upon a Quiet Conscience “Close Thine Eyes” (1688), Z. 184 (text: F. Quarles) 4:17
10 King Arthur – Venus’s Song “Fairest Isle, all isles excelling” (text: J. Dryden) 2:42
11 Pausanias (1695), Z. 585 – Sweeter than roses (text: Norton) 3:35
12 The Fatal Hour Comes Apace, Z. 421 (text: Purcell) 4:22
13 Ode on Queen Mary’s Birthday (1693), Z. 321 – Crown the Altar (text: N. Tate) 2:50
14 The Indian Queen (1695), Z. 630 – I attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly (text: J. Dryden & R. Howard) 2:17
15 Bonduca (1695), Z. 574 – Bonduca’s Song “Oh! lead me to some peaceful gloom” (text: Purcell) 3:10
16 The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian (1690), Z. 627 – What Shall I Do to Show All Much I Love Her? (text: Purcell) 3:53
17 The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z. 578 (1694) – Part III: From rosy bow’rs (text: D’Urfey) 7:17
Alfred Deller, countertenor
Maurice Bevan, baritone (3, 8) / April Cantelo, soprano (2, 6, 8) / Walter Bergman, harpsichord (1, 4, 5, 7, 9-16) / George Malcolm, harpsichord (2, 3, 6, 8)

CD 2: Music of Purcell
1 The Faerie Queen – Secrecie’s Song 2:02
2 The Faerie Queen – Mystery’s Song 0:56
3 Cantata “If ever I more riches did desire” – Here let my life 2:52
4 Welcome to all the pleasures “Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day”, Z339 – Here the Deities approve 4:40
5 Dioclesian – Since from my dear Astrea’s sight 3:58
6 The Faerie Queen – The Plaint 7:27
Alfred Deller, countertenor / Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord

7 Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (c. 1680): Sonata No. 9 in F (Golden Sonata), Z. 810 – Allegro 1:20
8 Adagio 1:46
9 Canzona Allegro 1:44
10 Grave 1:21
11 Allegro 1:24
Peter Gibbs, violin / Desmond Dupre, viola da gamba

12 Musick’s Hand-made, Part II (1687): Music Lessons 1-6 – Song Tune in C, Z. T694 1:04
13 Con Spirito, Z. 647 0:53
14 March in C, Z. 648 0:57
15 New Minuet in D Minor, Z. T689 1:22
16 Minuet in A Minor, Z. 649 1:03
17 Minuet in A Minor, Z. 650 0:53
18 Musick’s Hand-made, Part II (1687): Music Lessons 7-12 – A New Scotch Tune in G, Z. 655 1:26
19 A New Ground in E Minor, Z. T682 2:28
20 A New Irish Tune, Z. 646 0:33
21 Rigadoon in C, Z. 653 0:46
22 Sefauchi’s Farewell, in D Minor, Z. 656 2:05
23 Minuet in D Minor, Z. T688 1:07
George Malcolm, harpsichord

24 Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Continuo, Z. 780 – Adagio-Moderato 2:55
25 Adagio con espressione 1:45
26 Vivace 1:14
Neville Marriner, violin / George Malcolm, harpsichord

27 Suite in D for Harpsichord, Z. 667 – Prelude 0:23
28 Almand 2:40
29 Hornpipe 1:07
George Malcolm, harpsichord

CD 3: Dido and Aeneas
1 Overture 2:46
2 Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda; Chorus) 1:07
3 Ah! Belinda, I am press’d with torment (Dido) 4:06
4 Grief increases by concealing … (Belinda, Dido) 0:35
5 When monarchs unite, how happy their state (Chorus) 0:26
6 Whence could so much virtue spring (Dido, Belinda) 2:01
7 Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, Second Woman; Chorus) 1:45
8 See, your royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido) 0:57
9 Cupid only throws the dart (Cupid) 0:44
10 If not for mine, for empire’s sake (Aeneas) 0:30
11 Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda) 0:49
12 To the hills and the vales (Chorus) 1:26
13 The Triumphing Dance 1:15
14 Prelude for the Witches 1:16
15 Wayward sisters, you that fright (Sorceress, First Witch) 1:17
16 Harm’s our delight and mischief all our skill (Chorus) 0:20
17 The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress) 0:54
18 Ha, ha, ha (Chorus) 0:14
19 Ruin’d ere the set of sun (Witches, Sorceress) 1:19
20 Ha, ha, ha (Chorus) 0:11
21 But ere we this perform (Witches) 1:25
22 In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus) 0:59
23 Echo Dance of the Furies 1:02
24 Ritornello 0:35
25 Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus) 1:14
26 Oft she visits this lov’d mountain (Second Woman) 2:09
27 Behold, upon my bending spear (Aeneas, Dido) 0:34
28 Haste, haste to town (Belinda, Chorus) 0:55
29 Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove’s command (Spirit, Aeneas) 3:08
30 Prelude for the sailors 0:39
31 Come away, fellow sailors (First Sailor, Chorus) 1:19
32 The Sailors’ Dance 0:51
33 See the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress; Witches) 0:58
34 Our next motion (Sorceress) 0:43
35 Destruction’s our delight (Chorus) 0:37
36 The Witches’ Dance (Jack of the Lanthorn Dance) 1:20
37 Your counsel all is urg’d in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas) 4:20
38 Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus) 1:15
39 Thy hand, Belinda (Dido) 0:52
40 When I am laid in earth (Dido) 3:06
41 With drooping wings ye Cupids come (Chorus) 2:32
The Deller Consort
Dido – Mary Thomas, soprano
Belinda, First Witch, First Attendant Woman – Honor Sheppard, soprano
2nd Witch, 2nd Attendant Woman – Ellen Dales, soprano
Sorceress – Helen Watts, contralto
Spirit, Sailor – Robert Tear, tenor
Aeneas – Maurice Bevan, baritone
Harold Lester, harpsichord
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

CD 4: Music for Saint Cecilia’s Day
Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day ” Hail! Bright Cecilia”
1 Symphony 10:41
2 Hail! Bright Cecilia 4:51
3 Hark, each tree 5:12
4 ‘Tis nature voice 4:19
5 Soul of the world 3:19
6 Thou tun’st this world 4:10
7 With that sublime celestial lay 3:00
8 Wond’rous machine 3:09
9 The airy violin 1:46
10 In vain the am’rous flute 5:13
11 The Fife and all the Harmony of war 3:04
12 Let these among themselves contest 3:20
13 Hail! Bright Cecilia 4:57
April Cantelo, soprano /Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Peter Salmon, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone / John Frost, bass / George Eskdale, solo trumpet
Leonard Friedman, violin / Eli Goren, violin / Richard Taylor, treble recorder / Stanley Taylor, treble recorder / Peter Graeme, oboe / Edward Selwyn, oboe / Philip Jones, trumpet / Denis Clift, trumpet / Alan Taylor, tympani / Anna Shuttleworth, cello and basso continuo / Francis Baines, cello and basso continuo / Denis Vaughan, harpsichord
Ambrosian Singers / Kalmar Chamber Orchestra of London
Sir Michael Tippett, conductor

Welcome to all the pleasures “Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day”, Z339
14 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 3:15
15 Welcome to All the Pleasures 2:31
16 Here the Deities approve (counter-tenor) 4:06
17 While joys celestial (trio) 1:36
18 Then lift up your voices (bass, chorus) 2:04
19 Adagio (harpsichord) 1:53
20 Beauty thou scene of love (tenor) 3:03
21 In a consort of voices (tenor, chorus) 1:22
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / April Cantelo, soprano / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano / Gerald English, tenor / Owen Grundy, baritone / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Walter Bergmann, harpsichord
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

CD 5: The Masque in Dioclesian
1 I. Solo (soprano) & Chorus: Call the Nymphs and the Fauns from woods 1:44
2 II. Air (soprano): Let the Graces and Pleasures repair 0:55
3 III. Duet (basses): Come, come away, no delay 1:07
4 IV. Chorus: Behold, O mighty’st of gods 4:18
5 V. Paspe (passepied) – Instrumental 0:51
6 VI. Duet (sopranos): Oh the sweet delights of love 1:40
7 VII. Air (soprano) & Chorus: Let monarchs fight for power and fame 1:53
8 VIII. Duet (tenor and baritone): Make room for the great God 0:49
9 IX. Solo (Bacchus) Trio & Chorus: I’m here with my jolly crew 2:26
10 X. Dance of Bacchanals – Instrumental 1:29
11 XI. Air (soprano): Still I’m wishing, stil desiring 1:51
12 (Ritornello – XII): Can Drusilla give no more ? 3:11
13 XIII. Canaries – Instrumental 0:31
14 XIV. Dialogue (soprano and baritone): Tell me why, my charming fair 6:45
15 XV. Dance – Instrumental 0:53
16 XVI. Air (tenor) & Chorus: All our days and our nights 2:05
17 XVII. Dance – Instrumental 0:49
18 XVIII. Trio & Chorus: Triumph victorious love 5:19
Instrumental Music for the Play
19 First Music 2:00
20 First Act Tune or Hornpipe 0:41
21 0:42
22 Dance of the Furies 2:38
23 Second Act Tune 1:24
24 1:24
25 The Chair Dance 0:43
26 Third Act Tune 0:49
27 Butterfly Dance 1:39
28 Country Dance 1:05
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Honor Sheppard, soprano / Sally Le Sage, soprano / Max Worthley, tenor / Philip Todd, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Chor und Orchester des Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Alfred Deller, conductors

CD 6: Come, Ye Sons of Art
Come, ye sons of art, Z323 (text: Nahum Tate)
1 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 3:53
2 Come, come, ye Sons of Art (counter-tenor, chorus) 2:13
3 Sound the trumpet till around (counter-tenors) 2:40
4 Come, come, ye Sons of Art (chorus) 1:29
5 Strike the viol (counter-tenor) 5:12
6 The day that such a blessing gave (bass, chorus) 3:12
7 Bid the Virtues (soprano, oboe) 3:04
8 These are the sacred charms that shield (bass) 1:43
9 See Nature, rejoicing (soprano, bass, chorus) 2:53
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Mark Deller, counter-tenor / Mary Thomas, soprano / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

10 Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway “The Bell Anthem”, Z49 9:36
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Mary Thomas, soprano / Honor Shephard, soprano / Robert Tear, tenor / Max Worthley, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Oriana Concert Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

My beloved spake, Z23
11 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 1:03
12 My beloved spake 0:55
13 For, lo, the winter is past 1:47
14 The time of the singing 1:47
15 And the voice of the turtle 1:31
16 The fig tree 1:02
17 Arise 0:36
18 My beloved is mine 3:10
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / April Cantelo, soprano / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Walter Bergmann, harpsichord
Kalmar Orchestra of London / Alfred Deller, conductor

John Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell
19 Mark how the lark and linnet sing 3:58
20 But in the close of the night 4:54
21 So ceas’d the rival crew 2:50
22 We beg not Hell 2:05
23 The pow’r of harmony too well they knew 2:46
24 The heav’nly choir 3:37
25 Ye brethren of the lyre 2:50
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / John Whitworth, counter-tenor
Christopher Taylor, recorder / Richard Taylor, recorder / Anne Shuttleworth, cello / Walter Bergmann, harpsichord

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