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Purcell: Music for a while (Remastered)

Alfred Deller, William Christie, Wieland Kuijken, Roderick Skeaping

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1.1
The Plaint, Z. 629/40
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie; Wieland Kuijken
7:34
1.2
If music be the food of love, Z. 379
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie; Wieland Kuijken
2:27
The Indian Queen  
1.3
I attempt from love's sickness
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Wieland Kuijken; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie
2:03
1.4
Fairest Isle, Z. 628/38
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Wieland Kuijken; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie
2:49
1.5
Sweeter Than Roses, Z. 585/1
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Wieland Kuijken; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie
3:23
1.6
Not All My Torments Can Your Pity Move, Z. 400
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; William Christie; Wieland Kuijken; Roderick Skeaping
2:01
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629/39  
1.7
Thrice Happy Lovers
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; Wieland Kuijken; William Christie
2:57
1.8
An Evening Hymn, Z. 193
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Wieland Kuijken; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie
5:08
1.9
From Rosy Bow'rs, Z. 578
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie; Wieland Kuijken
7:16
1.10
O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom, Z. 574
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; William Christie; Roderick Skeaping; Wieland Kuijken
2:58
1.11
Retired from Any Mortal's Sight, Z. 581
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; Wieland Kuijken; William Christie
2:56
1.12
Music for a While, Z. 583
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; William Christie; Wieland Kuijken
4:05
1.13
Since from My Dear Astrea's Sight, Z. 627
Henry Purcell; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; Wieland Kuijken; William Christie
4:00
Total Playing Time    49:37
Alfred Deller tirelessly promoted his core repertoire of Elizabethan lute songs and Purcell throughout his carrer. This recital anthology was recorded at Provence only three months before Deller's death at Bologna on 16 July 1979. Some of the most familiar songs here, such as 'Fairest Isle', were originally conceived as operatic music for soprano voice, but one cannot imagine that Purcell would have minded Deller taking the music out of context, adapting if desirable, and making it his own.
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Tracks 1-13 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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