Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcell's Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterized his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcell's career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcell's writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish- an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul... quintessential Purcell! "It's a delicious 72 minutes of Restoration wit and lyrical charm, performed gracefully by Harry Christophers 'The Sixteen.'" (The Times on Purcell: The Indian Queen) "A performance like this shows dimensions of Purcell's genius that are all to rarely heard on disc." (Gramophone on Purcell: The Fairy Queen)
Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcell's Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterized his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcell's career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcell's writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish- an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul... quintessential Purcell! "It's a delicious 72 minutes of Restoration wit and lyrical charm, performed gracefully by Harry Christophers 'The Sixteen.'" (The Times on Purcell: The Indian Queen) "A performance like this shows dimensions of Purcell's genius that are all to rarely heard on disc." (Gramophone on Purcell: The Fairy Queen)
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Format: CD
Label: CORO
Rel. Date: 09/01/2017
UPC: 828021615122

Royal Welcome Songs For King James II
Artist: The Sixteen
Format: CD
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1. Chacony In G Minor, Z.730
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2. When On My Sick Bed I Languish, Z.144
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3. Catches: No. 45, True Englishmen Drink A Good Health, Z.284
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4. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: I. Symphony
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5. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: II. "Ye Tuneful Muses, Raise Your Heads"
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6. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: III. "This Point Of Time Ends All Your Grief"
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7. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: IV. "In His Just Praise Your Noblest Songs Let Fall"
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8. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: V. "Try, Try Ev’ry Strain"
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9. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: VI. "From The Rattling Of Drums And The Trumpet’s Loud Sounds"
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10. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: VII. "With Him He Brings The Partner Of His Throne"
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11. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: VIII. "Happy In A Mutual Love"
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12. "Ye Tuneful Muses" Z.344: IX. "Whilst In Music And Verse Our Duty We Show"
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13. A New Irish Tune In G Major, Z.646 "Lilliburlero"
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14. Hymns And Sacred Songs: Canon A 7, God Is Gone Up With A Merry Noise, Z.107
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15. A New Scotch Tune In G Major, Z.655
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16. Full Anthem "Save Me, Oh God", Z.51
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17. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: I. Symphony
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18. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: II. Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum
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19. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: III. Crown The Year, And Crown The Day
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20. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: IV. To Caesar All Hail, Unequall’d In Arms!
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21. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: V. Let Caesar And Urania Live
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22. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: VI. What Greater Bliss Can Fate Bestow
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23. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: VII. While Caesar, Like The Morning Star
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24. "Sound The Trumpet, Beat The Drum", Z.335: VIII. To Urania And Caesar Delights Without Measure
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Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcell's Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterized his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcell's career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcell's writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish- an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul... quintessential Purcell! "It's a delicious 72 minutes of Restoration wit and lyrical charm, performed gracefully by Harry Christophers 'The Sixteen.'" (The Times on Purcell: The Indian Queen) "A performance like this shows dimensions of Purcell's genius that are all to rarely heard on disc." (Gramophone on Purcell: The Fairy Queen)