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Purcell: King Arthur (Remastered)

Deller Consort, Alfred Deller, Roderick Skeaping, The King's Musick

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King Arthur, Z. 628  
1.1
Overture - Air - Overture
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Roderick Skeaping; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick
5:18
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act I, Scene 2  
1.2
"Woden first to thee" (Bass) - "Brave Souls" (Chorus) - "I call ye all" (Counter-tenor)
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; The King's Musick; Mark Deller; Deller Consort; Roderick Skeaping; Alfred Deller
10:28
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act I, Scene 3  
1.3
"Come if you dare" (Tenor and Chorus)
Henry Purcell; Paul Elliott; Deller Consort; The King's Musick; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping
5:53
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act II, Scene 1  
1.4
"Hither this way bend" (Philidel) - "Let not a Moon-born Elf" (Grimbald) - "Hitheer this way" (Philidel)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Roderick Skeaping; Deller Consort; Nigel Beavan; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick
6:54
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act II, Scene 2  
1.5
"How blest are Shepherds" (Shepherd) - "Shepherd, leave Decoying" (2 Shepherdesses) - Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Deller Consort; The King's Musick; Alfred Deller; Honor Sheppard; Roderick Skeaping
9:58
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act III, Scene 2  
1.6
Prelude. "What ho" (Cupid)
Henry Purcell; Rosemary Hardy; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping; The King's Musick
1:43
1.7
Cold Song. Genius : "What Power art thou"
Henry Purcell; Maurice Bevan; Alfred Deller; The King’s Musick
3:34
2.1
"Tis I, that have warm'd ye" (Cupid) - "Sound a Parley" (Cupid & Genius) - Air
Henry Purcell; Rosemary Hardy; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Maurice Bevan; Roderick Skeaping; The King's Musick
8:13
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act IV, Scene 2  
2.2
"Two Daugthers" (Two Syrens)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; Honor Sheppard; Roderick Skeaping; The King's Musick
1:50
2.3
"How happy the Lover" (Alto) - Fourth Act Tune
Henry Purcell; Mark Deller; Roderick Skeaping; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick
7:51
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act V, Scene 2  
2.4
Trompet Tune - "Ye Blust'ring Brethren" (Aeolius)
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; The King's Musick; Roderick Skeaping; Alfred Deller
3:27
King Arthur, Z. 628, Act V, The Final masque  
2.5
Symphony - Song Tune - "Round thy Coasts" (Nereid & Pan) - "For Folded Flocks" (Alto, Tenor & Bass)
Henry Purcell; Jean Knibbs; Roderick Skeaping; Deller Consort; Maurice Bevan; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick
7:09
2.6
Song Tune. "Your Hay"
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Roderick Skeaping; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick
2:42
2.7
"Fairest Isle" (Venus)
Henry Purcell; Honor Sheppard; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick; Roderick Skeaping; Deller Consort
3:38
2.8
"You say" (Soprano) - "This not my passion" (Bass) - "But one soft Moment" (Bass)
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; The King's Musick; Alfred Deller; Roderick Skeaping
4:59
2.9
Trompet Tune - "St. George" (Honour)
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick; Roderick Skeaping
4:29
2.10
Chaconne
Henry Purcell; Deller Consort; Alfred Deller; The King's Musick; Roderick Skeaping
3:54
Total Playing Time    1:32:00
King Arthur (1691), like Purcell's other great scores for the stage, belongs to a highly unusual genre: it is neither a play nor an opera but a hybrid of the two known as 'semi-opera'. Alfred Deller's legendary 1978 recording is one of the benchmark interpretations which introduced music-lovers to Purcell's masterpiece.
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Disc 1, Tracks 1-7; Disc 2, Tracks 1-10 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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