Harry Christophers and The Sixteen continue their exploration of Purcell's stunning music written for royal occasions on the second album in their new series. Charles II's formal Restoration in 1660 marked both an end and a beginning: the end of England's republican experiment and the beginning of a long process of monarchical reconstruction; and with a politically accident-prone king on the throne, Charles's public relations machine could never rest. Purcell joined it's small team of composer operatives just as the wave of Stuart propaganda swelled massively, and he surfed the wave with breathtaking panache, from his first court ode - the simple but rousing Welcome, Vicegerent of the mighty King - to the ambitious Fly, bold rebellion involving verse settings in up to seven parts and a six-part chorus. "Christophers creates a vivid sense of celebration and occasion, conjuring blustering trumpet fanfares and drum-rolls from his ensemble, while his solo singers pre-empt the textural variety and rhetorical sensitivity of Purcell's stage works..." (Gramophone)
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen continue their exploration of Purcell's stunning music written for royal occasions on the second album in their new series. Charles II's formal Restoration in 1660 marked both an end and a beginning: the end of England's republican experiment and the beginning of a long process of monarchical reconstruction; and with a politically accident-prone king on the throne, Charles's public relations machine could never rest. Purcell joined it's small team of composer operatives just as the wave of Stuart propaganda swelled massively, and he surfed the wave with breathtaking panache, from his first court ode - the simple but rousing Welcome, Vicegerent of the mighty King - to the ambitious Fly, bold rebellion involving verse settings in up to seven parts and a six-part chorus. "Christophers creates a vivid sense of celebration and occasion, conjuring blustering trumpet fanfares and drum-rolls from his ensemble, while his solo singers pre-empt the textural variety and rhetorical sensitivity of Purcell's stage works..." (Gramophone)
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Format: CD
Label: CORO
Rel. Date: 05/04/2018
UPC: 828021616327

Royal Welcome Songs For King Charles II
Artist: The Sixteen
Format: CD
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1. Catch - Since The Duke Is Return’d, Z. 271
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2. Welcome, Vicegerent Of The Mighty King, Z. 340: Welcome, Vicegerent Of The Mighty King
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3. Welcome, Vicegerent Of The Mighty King, Z. 340: Ah! Mighty Sir
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4. Welcome, Vicegerent Of The Mighty King, Z. 340: When The Summer In His Glory
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5. Welcome, Vicegerent Of The Mighty King, Z. 340: Music The Food Of Love
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6. Let Mine Eyes Run Down With Tears, Z. 24
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7. Sleep, Adam, Sleep And Take Thy Rest, Z. 195
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8. Beati Omnes Qui Timent Dominum, Z. 131
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9. O Sing Unto The Lord, Z. 44: Symphony / O Sing Unto The Lord A New Song
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10. O Sing Unto The Lord, Z. 44: Sing Unto The Lord, And Praise His Name
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11. O Sing Unto The Lord, Z. 44: The Lord Is Great
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12. O Sing Unto The Lord, Z. 44: O Worship The Lord
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13. O Sing Unto The Lord, Z. 44: Tell It Out Among The Heathen
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14. Great God, And Just, Z. 186
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15. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Symphony
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16. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Fly, Bold Rebellion
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17. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Rivers From Their Channels Turn’d
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18. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: If Then We’ve Found
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19. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Come Then, Change Your Notes
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20. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Be Welcome Then, Great Sir
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21. Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z. 324: Welcome To All Those Wishes Fulfill’d
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Harry Christophers and The Sixteen continue their exploration of Purcell's stunning music written for royal occasions on the second album in their new series. Charles II's formal Restoration in 1660 marked both an end and a beginning: the end of England's republican experiment and the beginning of a long process of monarchical reconstruction; and with a politically accident-prone king on the throne, Charles's public relations machine could never rest. Purcell joined it's small team of composer operatives just as the wave of Stuart propaganda swelled massively, and he surfed the wave with breathtaking panache, from his first court ode - the simple but rousing Welcome, Vicegerent of the mighty King - to the ambitious Fly, bold rebellion involving verse settings in up to seven parts and a six-part chorus. "Christophers creates a vivid sense of celebration and occasion, conjuring blustering trumpet fanfares and drum-rolls from his ensemble, while his solo singers pre-empt the textural variety and rhetorical sensitivity of Purcell's stage works..." (Gramophone)