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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
Total Playing Time    2:03:26
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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