℗ 2017 Glossa
Released September 1, 2017
Duration 2h 03m 26s
Record Label Glossa
Genre Classical
 

Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Les Nouveaux Caractères, Sébastien d'Hérin

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The Fairy Queen, Z. 629  
1.1
Prelude
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:08
1.2
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:14
1.3
Air
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:52
1.4
Rondeau
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:40
1.5
Overture
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:08
1.6
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Prelude - Come, Come, Come Let Us Leave This Town
Henry Purcell; Caroline Mutel; Guillaume Andrieux; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:12
1.7
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Fill up the Bowl, Then...
Henry Purcell; Kevin Greenlaw; Virginie Pochon; Caitlin Hulcup; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
6:02
1.8
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Jig
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:14
1.9
Act II "The Great Grotto". Prelude
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:41
1.10
Act II "The Great Grotto". Come All Ye Songsters of the Sky
Henry Purcell; Samuel Boden; Christophe Baska; Julien Picard; Ronan Nédélec; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:49
1.11
Act II "The Great Grotto". Prelude. Birds Fly Down, Singing
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:13
1.12
Act II "The Great Grotto". Trio. May the God of Wit Inspire
Henry Purcell; Virginie Pochon; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:21
1.13
Act II "The Great Grotto". Now Join Your Warbling Voices All
Henry Purcell; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:29
1.14
Act II "The Great Grotto". Sing While We Trip It upon the Green
Henry Purcell; Virginie Pochon; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:31
1.15
Act II "The Great Grotto". See, Even Night Herself Is Here
Henry Purcell; Caroline Mutel; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
4:22
1.16
Act II "The Great Grotto". I Am Come to Lock All Fast
Henry Purcell; Christophe Baska; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:26
1.17
Act II "The Great Grotto". One Charming Night
Henry Purcell; Anders J. Dahlin; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:25
1.18
Act II "The Great Grotto". Hush, No More, Be Silent All
Henry Purcell; Frédéric Caton; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
4:35
1.19
Act II "The Great Grotto". Dance for the Followers of Night
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:30
1.20
Act II "The Great Grotto". Air
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:22
1.21
Act III "A Forest Glade". Prelude - If Love's a Sweet Passion
Henry Purcell; Caitlin Hulcup; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
3:40
1.22
Act III "A Forest Glade". Överture. Symphony While the Swans Come Forward
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:22
1.23
Act III "A Forest Glade". Dance for the Fairies
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:55
1.24
Act III "A Forest Glade". Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air, Appear!
Henry Purcell; Hjördis Thébault; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
5:03
1.25
Act III "A Forest Glade". Now the Maids and the Men Are Making of Hay
Henry Purcell; Ronan Nédélec; Julien Picard; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
3:46
1.26
Act III "A Forest Glade". Dance for the Haymakers
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:48
1.27
Act III "A Forest Glade". When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining
Henry Purcell; Virginie Pochon; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:59
1.28
Act III "A Forest Glade". A Thousand, Thousand Ways We'll Find
Henry Purcell; Samuel Boden; Ronan Nédélec; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:06
1.29
Act III "A Forest Glade". Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:56
2.1
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Symphony
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
6:27
2.2
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Now the Night Is Chased Away
Henry Purcell; Virginie Pochon; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:53
2.3
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Let the Fifes and the Clarions and Shrill Trumpets Sound
Henry Purcell; Anders J. Dahlin; Samuel Boden; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:11
2.4
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Entry of Phoebus
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:49
2.5
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Prelude - When a Cruel Long Winter Has Frozen the Earth
Henry Purcell; Guillaume Andrieux; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:55
2.6
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Hail! Great Parent of Us All
Henry Purcell; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:35
2.7
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Thus the Ever Grateful Spring
Henry Purcell; Caroline Mutel; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:43
2.8
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Here's the Summer, Sprightly, Gay
Henry Purcell; Samuel Boden; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:40
2.9
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". See My Many Coloured Fields
Henry Purcell; Anders J. Dahlin; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:54
2.10
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Next, Winter Comes Slowly
Henry Purcell; Frédéric Caton; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
4:20
2.11
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Air
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:35
2.12
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude to Juno’s Song - Thrice Happy Lovers
Henry Purcell; Caitlin Hulcup; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
3:53
2.13
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". O Let Me Ever, Ever Weep
Henry Purcell; Caroline Mutel; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
7:34
2.14
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Entry Dance
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:19
2.15
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Symphony
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:59
2.16
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Thus the Gloomy World
Henry Purcell; Samuel Boden; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
4:39
2.17
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Thus Happy and Free
Henry Purcell; Hjördis Thébault; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:17
2.18
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Yes, Xansi, in Your Looks I Find
Henry Purcell; Anders J. Dahlin; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:59
2.19
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Monkey's Dance
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
0:57
2.20
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude - Hark! How All Things with One Sound Rejoice
Henry Purcell; Hjördis Thébault; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:02
2.21
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Hark Now the Echoing Air a Triumph Sings
Henry Purcell; Caroline Mutel; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:59
2.22
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Sure the Dull God of Marriage Does Not Hear
Henry Purcell; Caitlin Hulcup; Hjördis Thébault; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:47
2.23
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude - See, See, I Obey
Henry Purcell; Kevin Greenlaw; Hjördis Thébault; Caitlin Hulcup; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
3:39
2.24
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". They Shall Be as Happy as They're Fair
Henry Purcell; Anonymous; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
1:00
2.25
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Chaconne. Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman
Henry Purcell; Les Nouveaux Caractères; Sébastien d'Hérin
2:31
Digital Booklet
French early music ensemble Les Nouveaux Caractères and their director Sébastien d'Hérin present a lively interpretation of Purcell's famous semi-opera, The Fairy Queen. First performed in 1692 at the Queen's Theatre in Dorset Garden, The Fairy Queen is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and combines both spoken and sung sections: most of Purcell's music was conceived to accompany the several masques that occur throughout the production. The result of a decade-long development period, this recording from Les Nouveaux Caractères is rich and vibrant and relishes the unexpected twists and turns of this fine example of Restoration era entertainment.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Glossa Studio Masters
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(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.74
-14.04 to -0.01
-23.15
-31.83 to -15.78
-19.86
-28.70 to -12.60
12
10 to 15
1.1
Prelude
-0.34-19.64-16.713
1.2
Hornpipe
-2.29-20.44-17.511
1.3
Air
-12.93-31.58-28.712
1.4
Rondeau
-5.56-24.08-20.912
1.5
Overture
-0.01-19.40-16.013
1.6
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Prelude - Come, Come, Come Let Us Leave This Town
-5.06-24.30-21.312
1.7
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Fill up the Bowl, Then...
-0.25-21.43-18.014
1.8
Act I "The Palace of the Duke". Jig
-2.92-20.34-17.210
1.9
Act II "The Great Grotto". Prelude
-5.02-21.45-18.511
1.10
Act II "The Great Grotto". Come All Ye Songsters of the Sky
-4.18-23.62-20.212
1.11
Act II "The Great Grotto". Prelude. Birds Fly Down, Singing
-14.04-31.83-25.711
1.12
Act II "The Great Grotto". Trio. May the God of Wit Inspire
-5.48-25.92-22.213
1.13
Act II "The Great Grotto". Now Join Your Warbling Voices All
-3.55-19.57-16.511
1.14
Act II "The Great Grotto". Sing While We Trip It upon the Green
-2.53-21.41-18.112
1.15
Act II "The Great Grotto". See, Even Night Herself Is Here
-4.04-27.75-23.714
1.16
Act II "The Great Grotto". I Am Come to Lock All Fast
-4.36-23.50-20.512
1.17
Act II "The Great Grotto". One Charming Night
-3.58-24.85-21.914
1.18
Act II "The Great Grotto". Hush, No More, Be Silent All
-7.85-28.18-24.212
1.19
Act II "The Great Grotto". Dance for the Followers of Night
-1.56-20.47-17.412
1.20
Act II "The Great Grotto". Air
-1.80-20.97-17.812
1.21
Act III "A Forest Glade". Prelude - If Love's a Sweet Passion
-2.08-23.63-20.714
1.22
Act III "A Forest Glade". Överture. Symphony While the Swans Come Forward
-0.65-18.89-16.212
1.23
Act III "A Forest Glade". Dance for the Fairies
-12.32-28.41-25.111
1.24
Act III "A Forest Glade". Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air, Appear!
-3.77-26.68-22.914
1.25
Act III "A Forest Glade". Now the Maids and the Men Are Making of Hay
-1.40-24.91-21.615
1.26
Act III "A Forest Glade". Dance for the Haymakers
-1.70-19.36-16.612
1.27
Act III "A Forest Glade". When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining
-3.87-26.61-23.614
1.28
Act III "A Forest Glade". A Thousand, Thousand Ways We'll Find
-7.74-26.79-23.813
1.29
Act III "A Forest Glade". Hornpipe
-1.31-19.87-16.911
2.1
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Symphony
-0.01-19.33-15.612
2.2
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Now the Night Is Chased Away
-0.41-20.67-17.513
2.3
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Let the Fifes and the Clarions and Shrill Trumpets Sound
-4.35-23.37-20.313
2.4
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Entry of Phoebus
-0.01-15.78-12.610
2.5
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Prelude - When a Cruel Long Winter Has Frozen the Earth
-3.34-25.05-21.914
2.6
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Hail! Great Parent of Us All
-0.01-16.50-13.311
2.7
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Thus the Ever Grateful Spring
-8.58-28.40-25.312
2.8
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Here's the Summer, Sprightly, Gay
-8.61-27.35-24.213
2.9
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". See My Many Coloured Fields
-6.14-25.82-23.112
2.10
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Next, Winter Comes Slowly
-0.01-19.96-16.012
2.11
Act IV "A Garden of Fountains". Air
-10.08-27.00-23.410
2.12
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude to Juno’s Song - Thrice Happy Lovers
-3.32-23.64-20.712
2.13
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". O Let Me Ever, Ever Weep
-3.25-25.12-22.114
2.14
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Entry Dance
-3.49-20.41-17.411
2.15
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Symphony
-1.16-19.89-16.512
2.16
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Thus the Gloomy World
-4.57-25.19-21.513
2.17
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Thus Happy and Free
-6.60-27.71-23.613
2.18
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Yes, Xansi, in Your Looks I Find
-6.80-28.15-25.115
2.19
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Monkey's Dance
-1.56-20.12-16.811
2.20
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude - Hark! How All Things with One Sound Rejoice
-3.93-22.16-19.111
2.21
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Hark Now the Echoing Air a Triumph Sings
-0.23-21.26-17.712
2.22
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Sure the Dull God of Marriage Does Not Hear
-0.21-21.29-18.213
2.23
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Prelude - See, See, I Obey
-2.70-21.96-18.913
2.24
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". They Shall Be as Happy as They're Fair
-0.01-17.29-14.111
2.25
Act V "In a Chinese Garden". Chaconne. Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman
-0.47-20.58-17.213

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