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Purcell Request Show

Sunday 23 April 2006 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott and her guest Gary Cooper play CDs of your favourite Purcell requests and answer any questions you might have about the most famous of English composers. Gary has prepared a selection of Purcell's keyboard music and plays your choices live during the programme.

If you'd like to request some Purcell, whether a CD or a piece for Gary to play live in the studio, or you have a question for Kate or Gary, please e-mail earlymusic@bbc.co.uk or contact the Radio Information Line on 08700 100 300 [national rate].


1 hour


A New Ground from a Music’s Handmaid Gary Cooper, spinnet

Sound the Trumpet: Come ye sons of Art
CD: Countertenor Duets Hyperion CDA 66253
James Bowman / Michael Chance
The King’s Consort
Robert King

Fantazia 11
Virgin Veritas VC5 45062 2

An Evening Hymn
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Christopher Hogwood, organ;
Anthony Rooley, lute;
Richard Campell, gamba;
Catherine Macintosh violin
L’Oiseau-Lyre 417 123

Sonata No 1 in B minor
Catherine Mackintosh / Monica Hugget, violins
Chistoph Coin, bass viol
Christopher Hogwood, organ
L’Oiseau Lyre 433 190

Halcyon Days - The Tempest
Nancy Argenta
Pauline Nobes, violin
Paul Goodwin oboe
Richard Boothby gamba
Nigel North, archlute
Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
Virgin Veritas 7243 5 61866

Gary’s Requested Keyboard piece - your chance to vote again!

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary:
Man that is born
Choir of the Kings Consort
Choir of New College Oxford
King’s Consort / Robert King
Hyperion CDA66677

Song request: sung live in the studio by Catherine Bott.
Vote for the song you'd like to hear!

Welcome to all the pleasures:
Ode to St Cecilia’s Day (selection)
Welcome to all the pleasures
In a consort of voices
Choir of the English Consort
The English Concert
Simon Standage
DG Archiv 427663

King Arthur: Act 3 scene 2: Frost Dance
Act 1: Come if you dare
Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner
ERATO 2292 45919

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