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Donald Macleod is joined by Bruce Wood to consider how Purcell responded to two very different reigns: the Catholic James II and Protestants William and Mary of Orange.

Part of Radio 3's Composers of the Year 2009 season.

Miserere mei
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)
Coro 16024 T2

O Sing unto the Lord
David Thomas (bass)
Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Simon Preston (conductor)

Now does the glorious day appear, Z332
Gillian Fisher (soprano)
James Bowman (countertenor)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Michael George (bass)
The King's Consort
Robert King (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 66314 T18 - 28

Of old, when heroes thought it base (The Yorkshire Feast Song, Z333)
Michael Chance (countertenor)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Michael George, Stephen Richardson (bass)
Choir of the English Concert
English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (director)

Sound, Fame, thy brazen trumpet sound! (Dioclesian, Act 4)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (director)
Erato ECD 75473 CD2 T7.

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