John Blow – An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works – Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen



Available from 29th September on Hyperion Records (Downloads – mp3, ALAC, FLAC / CD) http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc….

John Blow (1649-1708)
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen (conductor)

Pre-order on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blo…

Featured extracts

Begin the Song![22’08]
2 – Begin the Song! your instruments advance –[2’33]

An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell[19’50]
12 – But in the close of night –[3’54]

The Nymphs of the wells[10’27]
20 – But here comes a Druid and we must retire –[2’09]

Dread Sir, the Prince of Light[8’52]
27 – Dread Sir, the Prince of Light begins to rise –[1’22]

Album also includes

Begin the Song![22’08]
1 – Overture[1’54]
3 – Bring gentlest thoughts, that into language glide[2’56]
4 – Hark how the waken’d strings resound[3’05]
5 – By harmony’s entrancing power[2’32]
6 – How dull were life, how hardly worth our care –[1’41]
7 – Without the sweets of melody[2’31]
8 – Music’s the cordial of a troubled breast[3’38]
9 – Come then, with tuneful breath and string[1’18]
10 – Chaconne a 4 in G major[5’08]

An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell[19’50]
11 – Mark how the lark and linnet sing –[3’38]
13 – So ceas’d the rival crew when Purcell came –[2’43]
14 – We beg not hell our Orpheus to restore –[1’55]
15 – The power of harmony too well they know[2’35]
16 – The heavenly choir, who heard his notes from high –[3’03]
17 – Ye brethren of the lyre, and tuneful voice[2’02]
18 – Ground in G minor[4’14]

The Nymphs of the wells[10’27]
19 – The Nymphs of the wells, and the Nymphs of the hills[2’46]
21 – Blest be this morn, blest be the hand –[4’12]
22 – We Nymphs of the founts and we of the mounts[1’20]

Sonata in A major[5’43]
23 – Slow –[2’26]
24 – [untitled] –[1’12]
25 – Brisk[2’05]

Dread Sir, the Prince of Light[8’52]
26 – [Symphony] –[1’53]
28 – Let no disloyal cares his peace destroy –[2’09]
29 – This message we bring[3’28]

Recorded in July 2015
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London
Produced by Stephen Johns
Engineered by David Hinitt

Cover artwork: Eva Prima Pandora by John Cousin (1490-1560)
Louvre, Paris / Bridgeman Art Library, London

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