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Purcell: Songs & Dances

Purcell: Songs & Dances

Cover ALPHA419
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Classical
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ALPHA419
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  • Amphitryon, Z.572: Minuet - Hornpipe - Boree
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Amphitryon, Z.572: Minuet - Hornpipe - Boree

    03:45
    $2.40
  • Come Ye Sons of Art (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), Z.323/5: "Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Come Ye Sons of Art (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), Z.323/5: "Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute"

    03:40
    $2.40
  • "O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice", Z.406
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    "O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice", Z.406

    05:21
    $4.80
  • Pavan in G Minor, Z.752
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Pavan in G Minor, Z.752

    04:39
    $2.40
  • Ode for St Cecilia's Day, Z.339: "Here the Deities Approve"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Ode for St Cecilia's Day, Z.339: "Here the Deities Approve"

    04:23
    $2.40
  • The Old Bachelor, Z.607: Hornpipe
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Old Bachelor, Z.607: Hornpipe

    02:17
    $2.40
  • Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind, Z.331: May Her Blest Example Chase - Jig & Suite for Strings in G Major, Z.770: Borry
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind, Z.331: May Her Blest Example Chase - Jig & Suite for Strings in G Major, Z.770: Borry

    03:11
    $2.40
  • King Arthur, Z.628: "Fairest Isle"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    King Arthur, Z.628: "Fairest Isle"

    04:19
    $2.40
  • King Arthur, Z.628: "What Power Art Thou"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    King Arthur, Z.628: "What Power Art Thou"

    02:46
    $2.40
  • The Virtuous Wife, Z.611: Aire
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Virtuous Wife, Z.611: Aire

    01:10
    $2.40
  • Twas Within a Furlong of Edinboro' Town (Scots Song), Z.605/2
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Twas Within a Furlong of Edinboro' Town (Scots Song), Z.605/2

    03:14
    $2.40
  • Amphitryon, Z.572: Scotch Tune
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Amphitryon, Z.572: Scotch Tune

    02:06
    $2.40
  • If Ever I More Riches Did Desire, Cantata, Z.544: "Here Let My Life With as Much Silence Slide"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    If Ever I More Riches Did Desire, Cantata, Z.544: "Here Let My Life With as Much Silence Slide"

    03:05
    $2.40
  • Fantazia Upon a Ground, Z.731
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Fantazia Upon a Ground, Z.731

    04:47
    $2.40
  • Ode for St Cecilia's Day, Z.328: "'Tis Nature's Voice"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Ode for St Cecilia's Day, Z.328: "'Tis Nature's Voice"

    04:49
    $2.40
  • The Married Beau, Z.603: March
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Married Beau, Z.603: March

    01:30
    $2.40
  • Timon of Athen, Z.632: Curtain Tune
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    Timon of Athen, Z.632: Curtain Tune

    04:19
    $2.40
  • The Indian Queen, Z.630 "We the Spirits of the Air": Song Tune
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Indian Queen, Z.630 "We the Spirits of the Air": Song Tune

    01:43
    $2.40
  • The Fairy Queen, Z.629: "One Charming Night"
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Tim Mead Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Fairy Queen, Z.629: "One Charming Night"

    02:15
    $2.40
  • The Fairy Queen, Z.629: Chaconne
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) François Lazarevitch Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

    The Fairy Queen, Z.629: Chaconne

    02:49
    $2.40

Total running time: 66 minutes.

Album information

Tim Mead joins Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien and François Lazarevitch on a musical tour of England.

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, guided by François Lazarevitch’s virtuoso flute, have already led us along the roads of Ireland and Scotland, notably the High Road to Kilkenny (ALPHA 234), a great success in 2016. This time, they venture into England with an essentially secular programme devoted to Henry Purcell (1659-95), varying the mood by alternating between instrumental dances and songs performed by the English countertenor Tim Mead, including ‘O Solitude’ and ‘What power art thou’.

While Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien have chosen these celebrated pieces for pleasure above all, with this English programme they also fill in a new piece in their jigsaw map of the United Kingdom. At the same time, they demonstrate the musical porosity of Ireland, Scotland and England – and the atypical colours of the small string ensemble complemented by two flutes, a harp and harpsichord/lute continuo further underline the fact.

The common thread, dear to Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, is that of folk music lying at the heart of art music, in a mixture of origins, practices and repertories. We can easily recognise ‘Scotch and Irish tunes’ that Purcell incorporates in his overtures, jigs, hornpipes and chaconnes. The countertenor Tim Mead punctuates the dances with songs composed for the operatic or dramatic stage or for chamber performance.