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A Purcell Collection

VOCES8, Les Inventions

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1
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
7:25
2
To the Hills and the Vales
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
2:30
3
By Beauteous Softness Mix’d with Majesty
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
3:33
4
O God, Thou Art my God
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
3:51
5
How Happy the Lover
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
6:19
6
Cold Song’ (What Power Art Thou...)
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
4:26
7
Behold, O Mightiest of Gods
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
3:22
8
My Heart is Inditing of a Good Matter
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
15:03
9
Bid the Virtues
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
3:17
10
Hail! Bright Cecilia
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
4:20
11
Strike the Viol
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
3:54
12
Second Dirge Anthem (Morley) – Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
5:08
13
Fairest Isle
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
4:40
14
Full Fathom Five
Henry Purcell; VOCES8; Les Inventions
2:24
Total Playing Time    70:12
"Even if you have most of Purcell's music in your collection you should not miss this ... includes some of the finest performances I have heard in recent years ... the quality makes me nominate it as Recording of the Month."
- MusicWeb International

"Choral Choice ... every number has something particularly arresting within it, all supported by persuasive and committed singing and playing of intense charm. Recorded sound envelops the performers in the spacious warming acoustic of a French church."
- BBC Music Magazine

Young virtuoso a cappella ensemble VOCES8 presents this sumptuous collection of early works by Henry Purcell, a stroll through the world of one of England’s greatest composers. Joined by early music specialist ensemble Les Inventions, the group explores and celebrates Purcell’s astoundingly diverse output: there is hardly a genre in which he did not express himself, from anthems to odes, funeral music to semi-operas, masques, sonatas and more populate his extraordinarily multifaceted œuvre.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

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