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Purcell: The Fairy Queen (Remastered)

Deller Consort, Alfred Deller

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The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, The First Musick  
1.1
I. Prelude
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:57
1.2
II. Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:57
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, The Second Musick  
1.3
I. Air
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:58
1.4
II. Rondeau
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
1:20
1.5
III. Overture
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:36
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act I  
1.6
"Come let us leave" (Two Fairies)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Christina Clarke
3:13
1.7
Scene of the drunken poet
Henry Purcell; Norman Platt; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
5:47
1.8
First Act tune
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:13
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act II  
1.9
Prelude. "Come all ye songsters" (A Fairy)
Henry Purcell; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
1:56
1.10
Prelude.
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
0:41
1.11
"May the God of wit" (Three Fairies)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Maurice Bevan; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
0:58
1.12
Echo. Now join your warbling voices
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:32
1.13
"Sing while we trip" (A Fairy). Fairy Dance
Henry Purcell; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:12
1.14
"See, even night" (Night)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
5:14
1.15
"I am come to lock" (Mistery)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:46
1.16
"One charming night" (Secret)
Henry Purcell; Mark Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:04
1.17
"Hush, no more" (Sleep)
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
5:02
1.18
Dance for the followers of Night
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
2:23
1.19
Second Act tune
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:22
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act III  
1.20
"If love's a sweet passion" (A Nymph)
Henry Purcell; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:18
1.21
Symphony while the swans come forward
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
3:24
1.22
Dance for the Fairies
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:51
1.23
Dance for the Green Men
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:51
1.24
"Ye gentle spirits of the air" (A Nymph)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
4:53
1.25
Dialogue between Corydon and Mopsa
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
3:51
1.26
"When I have often heard" (A Nymph)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
2:48
1.27
Dance for the Haymakers
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:52
1.28
"A thousand, thousand ways" (Corydon, Mopsa)
Henry Purcell; Norman Platt; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:32
1.29
Third Act tune
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:01
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act IV  
2.1
Symphony
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
6:14
2.2
"Now the night" (Attendants)
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Jean Knibbs; Mark Deller
2:15
2.3
"Let the fifes and the clarions" (Attendants)
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Mark Deller; Jean Knibbs
1:25
2.4
Entry of Phoebus
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:44
2.5
"When a cruel long winter" (Phoebus)
Henry Purcell; Neil Jenkins; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
3:10
2.6
"Hail! Great parent" (Fairies)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
2:07
2.7
"Thus the ever grateful Spring" (Spring)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:09
2.8
"Here's the summer" (Summer)
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
1:11
2.9
"See, see my many colour'd fields" (Automn)
Henry Purcell; John Buttrey; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:54
2.10
"Now winter comes slowly" (Winter)
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
2:48
2.11
"Hail! Great parent!" (Fairies)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Jean Knibbs
1:09
2.12
Fourth Act tune
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
1:05
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V  
2.13
Prelude
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
0:35
2.14
"Thrice happy lovers" (Juno)
Henry Purcell; Christina Clarke; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:31
2.15
The Plaint
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
7:23
2.16
Entry Dance
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:14
2.17
Symphony
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:04
2.18
"Thus the gloomy world" (The Chinese Man)
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Deller Consort
4:48
2.19
"Thus happy and free" (A Chinese Woman)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
0:55
2.20
"Yes Xansi" (The Chinese Man)
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Deller Consort
2:09
The Fairy Queen  
2.21
Monkey's Dance
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus & Orchestra
0:59
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V  
2.22
"Hark how all things" (A Chinese Woman)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
2:01
2.23
"Hark! The choing air" (A Chinese Woman)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
2:43
2.24
"Sure the dull God" (A Chinese Woman)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
3:03
2.25
Prelude. "See, I obey" (Hymen)
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
1:53
2.26
"Turn then thine eyes" (Chinese Woman)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
1:32
2.27
"My torch indeed" (Hymen)
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller; Deller Consort
0:39
2.28
"They shall be as happy"
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra
0:48
2.29
Chaconne
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
3:03
2.30
"They shall be as happy"
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra; Alfred Deller
1:02
Total Playing Time    2:10:05
A masterpiece of the 'semi-opera'. On the strenght of the immense success of Dido & Aeneas and King Arthur, in 1692 Purcell went on to produce The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream. The work is, in fact a 'semi-opéra', or 'opera with dialogue', in which only some of the crucial scenes are provided with music. But this version of A Midsummer-Night's Dream by the 'Orpheus Britannicus' became almost as famous as the play that inspire dit, with its love scenes, its supernatural scenes and its innate sense of musical humour investing it with an irresistible savour and enchantment.
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