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Purcell and the Odes to Queen Mary: Catherine Bott considers the music for the collection of annual birthday odes written for Queen Mary by her Composer in Ordinary, Henry Purcell.

Playlist

All music by Purcell

Crown the Altar
From the Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1693)
Emma Kirkby / Anthony Rooley
L'Oiseau-Lyre 444 620-2
Track 4

Now Does the Glorious Day Appear (1689)
Symphony
Chorus Now Does the Glorious Day Appear
Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Gustav Leonhardt
VIRGIN VC7 5922432
Tracks 1 - 2

Arise, My Muse (1690)
To Quell His Country's Foes
But Ah, I See Eusebia Drown'd in Tears
James Bowman / John Mark Ainsley / Michael George / Michael Chance
Kings Consort/Robert King
Hyperion CDA 66314
Tracks 9 - 10

Love's Goddess Sure (1692)
May Her Blest Example
Many Such Days
Chorus: May She to Heaven Late Return
Mary Beverley / James Bowman / Charles Brett / Early Music Consort / David Munrow
EMI CDEMX2134
Tracks 15 17 18

Come Ye Sons of Art (1694)
Symphony
Come Ye Sons of Art
Taverner Consort, Choir and Players / Andrew Parrott
Virgin VC5451592
Tracks 10 - 11

Come Ye Sons of Art (1694)
Sound the Trumpet
Come Ye Sons of Art (reprise)
James Bowman / Michael Chance / Choir of New College Oxford / King's Consort / Robert King
Hyperion CDA66598
Track 3

Come Ye Sons of Art (1694)
Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute
Alfred Deller / Deller Consort
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08506071
Track 5

Come Ye Sons of Art (1694)
The Day That Such a Blessing
Bid the Virtues
Thomas Allen / Felicity Lott / Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra/John Elliot Gardiner
Erato 1283384
Tracks 6 - 7

Come Ye Sons of Art (1694)
These are the Sacred Charms
Chorus: See Nature, Rejoicing, has Shown us the Way
Michael George (bass)
Julia Gooding (sop)
Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt
VIRGIN VC7 5922432
Tracks 28 - 29




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