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Alfred Deller - The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vol.2 - Music of Henry Purcell [6CD Box] (2008)

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Title: The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume 2 - Music of Henry Purcell
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Vanguard
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue)
Total Time: 06:20:14 min
Total Size: 1,83 Gb

The cordial welcome which greeted the first volume of Vanguard’s reissued recordings of Alfred Deller and his consort (3/09) can now be extended to the second. This comprises works by Purcell, the composer most closely associated with Deller, and consists of six CDs, well packaged and with a CD-Rom giving access to more detailed information. The first two present a mixed programme of songs, duets and instrumental pieces. The third has a complete performance of Dido and Aeneas conducted by Deller and recorded in 1965. The remaining discs include the Odes to St Cecilia, Come, ye Sons of Art and music for the Masque in Dioclesian, the whole collection ending with Blow’s Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell.

In his middle and later years Deller habitually lightened notes above the centre of his range, so that his style became somewhat predictable and the evenness of his production somewhat impaired. That accounts for main differences between these later performances of such “signature” pieces as “Music for a While” and “Sweeter than Roses”: the purity of tone, the extraordinary resonance of lower and middle notes, the technical skill and sensitivity of his singing all remain. As a conductor, he had difficulties, and it cannot be claimed that the Dido is a success. Some stodgy speeds and sluggish rhythms, a pantomime coven of witches, a Dido lacking nobility of tone and an Aeneas out of oratorio make it hard for other contributions (most notably Helen Watts’s sorceress) to have their due effect. Still, no doubt the best way of avoiding disappointment is to be prepared for it.

CDs:
CD1: Homage to Henry Purcell
CD 2: Music of Purcell
CD 3: Dido and Aeneas
CD 4: Music for Saint Cecilia's Day
CD 5: The Masque in Dioclesian
CD 6: Come, Ye Sons of Art


CD1: Homage to Henry Purcell
1 Fantasia upon a Ground in D minor for three violins and Continuo, Z731 5:45
2 Oedipus (1692), Z. 583 - Song: Music for a while (text: J. Dryden & N. Lee) 4:05
3 I love and I must, Z. 382 (text: Purcell) 2:58
4 The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z. 578 (1694) - Part I: Let the Dreadful Engines (text: d'Urfey) 7:45
5 The Fairy Queen - Epithalamium "Thrice happy lovers" (text adapted from Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream) 3:07
6 Song: If music be the food of love (1st version, 1692), Z. 379A (text: H. Heveningham) 2:37
7 The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation "Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel" (1693), Z. 186 (text: N. Tate) 7:51
8 Not All My Torments, Z. 400 (text: Purcell) 2:22
9 Upon a Quiet Conscience "Close Thine Eyes" (1688), Z. 184 (text: F. Quarles) 4:17
10 King Arthur - Venus's Song "Fairest Isle, all isles excelling" (text: J. Dryden) 2:42
11 Pausanias (1695), Z. 585 - Sweeter than roses (text: Norton) 3:35
12 The Fatal Hour Comes Apace, Z. 421 (text: Purcell) 4:22
13 Ode on Queen Mary's Birthday (1693), Z. 321 - Crown the Altar (text: N. Tate) 2:50
14 The Indian Queen (1695), Z. 630 - I attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly (text: J. Dryden & R. Howard) 2:17
15 Bonduca (1695), Z. 574 - Bonduca's Song "Oh! lead me to some peaceful gloom" (text: Purcell) 3:10
16 The Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian (1690), Z. 627 - What Shall I Do to Show All Much I Love Her? (text: Purcell) 3:53
17 The Comical History of Don Quixote, Z. 578 (1694) - Part III: From rosy bow'rs (text: D'Urfey) 7:17
Alfred Deller, countertenor
Maurice Bevan, baritone (3, 8) / April Cantelo, soprano (2, 6, 8) / Walter Bergman, harpsichord (1, 4, 5, 7, 9-16) / George Malcolm, harpsichord (2, 3, 6, 8)

CD 2: Music of Purcell
1 The Faerie Queen - Secrecie's Song 2:02
2 The Faerie Queen - Mystery's Song 0:56
3 Cantata "If ever I more riches did desire" - Here let my life 2:52
4 Welcome to all the pleasures "Ode on St. Cecilia's Day", Z339 - Here the Deities approve 4:40
5 Dioclesian - Since from my dear Astrea's sight 3:58
6 The Faerie Queen - The Plaint 7:27
Alfred Deller, countertenor / Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
7 Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (c. 1680): Sonata No. 9 in F (Golden Sonata), Z. 810 - Allegro 1:20
8 Adagio 1:46
9 Canzona Allegro 1:44
10 Grave 1:21
11 Allegro 1:24
Peter Gibbs, violin / Desmond Dupre, viola da gamba
12 Musick's Hand-made, Part II (1687): Music Lessons 1-6 - Song Tune in C, Z. T694 1:04
13 Con Spirito, Z. 647 0:53
14 March in C, Z. 648 0:57
15 New Minuet in D Minor, Z. T689 1:22
16 Minuet in A Minor, Z. 649 1:03
17 Minuet in A Minor, Z. 650 0:53
18 Musick's Hand-made, Part II (1687): Music Lessons 7-12 - A New Scotch Tune in G, Z. 655 1:26
19 A New Ground in E Minor, Z. T682 2:28
20 A New Irish Tune, Z. 646 0:33
21 Rigadoon in C, Z. 653 0:46
22 Sefauchi's Farewell, in D Minor, Z. 656 2:05
23 Minuet in D Minor, Z. T688 1:07
George Malcolm, harpsichord
24 Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Continuo, Z. 780 - Adagio-Moderato 2:55
25 Adagio con espressione 1:45
26 Vivace 1:14
Neville Marriner, violin / George Malcolm, harpsichord
27 Suite in D for Harpsichord, Z. 667 - Prelude 0:23
28 Almand 2:40
29 Hornpipe 1:07
George Malcolm, harpsichord

CD 3: Dido and Aeneas
1 Overture 2:46
2 Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda; Chorus) 1:07
3 Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido) 4:06
4 Grief increases by concealing ... (Belinda, Dido) 0:35
5 When monarchs unite, how happy their state (Chorus) 0:26
6 Whence could so much virtue spring (Dido, Belinda) 2:01
7 Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, Second Woman; Chorus) 1:45
8 See, your royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido) 0:57
9 Cupid only throws the dart (Cupid) 0:44
10 If not for mine, for empire's sake (Aeneas) 0:30
11 Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda) 0:49
12 To the hills and the vales (Chorus) 1:26
13 The Triumphing Dance 1:15
14 Prelude for the Witches 1:16
15 Wayward sisters, you that fright (Sorceress, First Witch) 1:17
16 Harm's our delight and mischief all our skill (Chorus) 0:20
17 The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress) 0:54
18 Ha, ha, ha (Chorus) 0:14
19 Ruin'd ere the set of sun (Witches, Sorceress) 1:19
20 Ha, ha, ha (Chorus) 0:11
21 But ere we this perform (Witches) 1:25
22 In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus) 0:59
23 Echo Dance of the Furies 1:02
24 Ritornello 0:35
25 Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus) 1:14
26 Oft she visits this lov'd mountain (Second Woman) 2:09
27 Behold, upon my bending spear (Aeneas, Dido) 0:34
28 Haste, haste to town (Belinda, Chorus) 0:55
29 Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas) 3:08
30 Prelude for the sailors 0:39
31 Come away, fellow sailors (First Sailor, Chorus) 1:19
32 The Sailors' Dance 0:51
33 See the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress; Witches) 0:58
34 Our next motion (Sorceress) 0:43
35 Destruction's our delight (Chorus) 0:37
36 The Witches' Dance (Jack of the Lanthorn Dance) 1:20
37 Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas) 4:20
38 Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus) 1:15
39 Thy hand, Belinda (Dido) 0:52
40 When I am laid in earth (Dido) 3:06
41 With drooping wings ye Cupids come (Chorus) 2:32
The Deller Consort
Dido - Mary Thomas, soprano
Belinda, First Witch, First Attendant Woman - Honor Sheppard, soprano
2nd Witch, 2nd Attendant Woman - Ellen Dales, soprano
Sorceress - Helen Watts, contralto
Spirit, Sailor - Robert Tear, tenor
Aeneas - Maurice Bevan, baritone
Harold Lester, harpsichord
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

CD 4: Music for Saint Cecilia's Day
Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day " Hail! Bright Cecilia"
1 Symphony 10:41
2 Hail! Bright Cecilia 4:51
3 Hark, each tree 5:12
4 'Tis nature voice 4:19
5 Soul of the world 3:19
6 Thou tun'st this world 4:10
7 With that sublime celestial lay 3:00
8 Wond'rous machine 3:09
9 The airy violin 1:46
10 In vain the am'rous flute 5:13
11 The Fife and all the Harmony of war 3:04
12 Let these among themselves contest 3:20
13 Hail! Bright Cecilia 4:57
April Cantelo, soprano /Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Peter Salmon, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone / John Frost, bass / George Eskdale, solo trumpet
Leonard Friedman, violin / Eli Goren, violin / Richard Taylor, treble recorder / Stanley Taylor, treble recorder / Peter Graeme, oboe / Edward Selwyn, oboe / Philip Jones, trumpet / Denis Clift, trumpet / Alan Taylor, tympani / Anna Shuttleworth, cello and basso continuo / Francis Baines, cello and basso continuo / Denis Vaughan, harpsichord
Ambrosian Singers / Kalmar Chamber Orchestra of London
Sir Michael Tippett, conductor
Welcome to all the pleasures "Ode on St. Cecilia's Day", Z339
14 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 3:15
15 Welcome to All the Pleasures 2:31
16 Here the Deities approve (counter-tenor) 4:06
17 While joys celestial (trio) 1:36
18 Then lift up your voices (bass, chorus) 2:04
19 Adagio (harpsichord) 1:53
20 Beauty thou scene of love (tenor) 3:03
21 In a consort of voices (tenor, chorus) 1:22
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / April Cantelo, soprano / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano / Gerald English, tenor / Owen Grundy, baritone / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Walter Bergmann, harpsichord
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

CD 5: The Masque in Dioclesian
1 I. Solo (soprano) & Chorus: Call the Nymphs and the Fauns from woods 1:44
2 II. Air (soprano): Let the Graces and Pleasures repair 0:55
3 III. Duet (basses): Come, come away, no delay 1:07
4 IV. Chorus: Behold, O mighty'st of gods 4:18
5 V. Paspe (passepied) - Instrumental 0:51
6 VI. Duet (sopranos): Oh the sweet delights of love 1:40
7 VII. Air (soprano) & Chorus: Let monarchs fight for power and fame 1:53
8 VIII. Duet (tenor and baritone): Make room for the great God 0:49
9 IX. Solo (Bacchus) Trio & Chorus: I'm here with my jolly crew 2:26
10 X. Dance of Bacchanals - Instrumental 1:29
11 XI. Air (soprano): Still I'm wishing, stil desiring 1:51
12 (Ritornello - XII): Can Drusilla give no more ? 3:11
13 XIII. Canaries - Instrumental 0:31
14 XIV. Dialogue (soprano and baritone): Tell me why, my charming fair 6:45
15 XV. Dance - Instrumental 0:53
16 XVI. Air (tenor) & Chorus: All our days and our nights 2:05
17 XVII. Dance - Instrumental 0:49
18 XVIII. Trio & Chorus: Triumph victorious love 5:19
Instrumental Music for the Play
19 First Music 2:00
20 First Act Tune or Hornpipe 0:41
21 0:42
22 Dance of the Furies 2:38
23 Second Act Tune 1:24
24 1:24
25 The Chair Dance 0:43
26 Third Act Tune 0:49
27 Butterfly Dance 1:39
28 Country Dance 1:05
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Honor Sheppard, soprano / Sally Le Sage, soprano / Max Worthley, tenor / Philip Todd, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Chor und Orchester des Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Alfred Deller, conductors

CD 6: Come, Ye Sons of Art
Come, ye sons of art, Z323 (text: Nahum Tate)
1 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 3:53
2 Come, come, ye Sons of Art (counter-tenor, chorus) 2:13
3 Sound the trumpet till around (counter-tenors) 2:40
4 Come, come, ye Sons of Art (chorus) 1:29
5 Strike the viol (counter-tenor) 5:12
6 The day that such a blessing gave (bass, chorus) 3:12
7 Bid the Virtues (soprano, oboe) 3:04
8 These are the sacred charms that shield (bass) 1:43
9 See Nature, rejoicing (soprano, bass, chorus) 2:53
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Mark Deller, counter-tenor / Mary Thomas, soprano / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor
10 Henry Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway "The Bell Anthem", Z49 9:36
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Mary Thomas, soprano / Honor Shephard, soprano / Robert Tear, tenor / Max Worthley, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Oriana Concert Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor
My beloved spake, Z23
11 Ouverture (Sinfonia) 1:03
12 My beloved spake 0:55
13 For, lo, the winter is past 1:47
14 The time of the singing 1:47
15 And the voice of the turtle 1:31
16 The fig tree 1:02
17 Arise 0:36
18 My beloved is mine 3:10
The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / April Cantelo, soprano / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone
Walter Bergmann, harpsichord
Kalmar Orchestra of London / Alfred Deller, conductor
John Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell
19 Mark how the lark and linnet sing 3:58
20 But in the close of the night 4:54
21 So ceas'd the rival crew 2:50
22 We beg not Hell 2:05
23 The pow'r of harmony too well they knew 2:46
24 The heav'nly choir 3:37
25 Ye brethren of the lyre 2:50
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / John Whitworth, counter-tenor
Christopher Taylor, recorder / Richard Taylor, recorder / Anne Shuttleworth, cello / Walter Bergmann, harpsichord

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