Gardiner, John Eliot

Purcell: Hail, Bright Cecilia, Come, ye Sons of Art, Queen Mary, Funeral Music

2CD
26 Jan 2015

Barcode: 0825646195244

Composer: Henry Purcell
Other participants: Felicity Lott, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists

The pioneering conductor John Eliot Gardiner, one of the leading lights of the Baroque revival, brings together superlative soloists and the excellent Monteverdi Choir in one of the very first historically-informed Purcell recordings ever released. These two albums received a multitude of prizes when first released, and are also in Erato bestsellers range (more than 500K copies sold to date of Music for the funeral of Queen Mary; 250K of Hail! Bright Cecilia).

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Purcell: Come ye Sons of Art, Z. 323: II. "Come, ye Sons of Art, come away" (Countertenor, Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 1 
01 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : I Symphony  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : II "Hail! Bright Cecilia" [Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : III "Hark each tree" [Alto, Bass]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : IV "'Tis Nature's voice" [Tenor]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : V "Soul of the world" [Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : VI "Thou tun'st this world" [Soprano]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : VII "With that sublime celestial lay" [Altos, Bass]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : VIII "Wondrous machine" [Bass]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : IX "The airy violin" [Alto]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : X "In vain the am'rous flute" [Alto, Tenor]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : XII "The fife and all the harmony of war" [Alto]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : XIII "Let these amongst themselves contest" [Baritone, Bass]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 Purcell : Hail! Bright Cecilia Z328 : XIV "Hail! Bright Cecilia" [Altos, Tenor, Bass, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
Disc 2 
01 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : I Overture  - John Eliot Gardiner 
02 Purcell: Come ye Sons of Art, Z. 323: II. "Come, ye Sons of Art, come away" (Countertenor, Chorus)  - John Eliot Gardiner 
03 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : III "Sound the trumpet" [Counter-Tenors]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
04 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : IV "Come, ye Sons of Art, come away" [Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
05 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : V "Strike the viol" [Counter-Tenor]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
06 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : VI "The day that such a blessing" [Bass, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
07 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : VII "Bid the Virtues" [Soprano]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
08 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : VIII "These, are the sacred charms" [Bass]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
09 Purcell : Come ye Sons of Art Z323 : IX "See Nature, rejoicing" [Soprano, Bass, Chorus]  - John Eliot Gardiner 
10 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : I March  - John Eliot Gardiner 
11 Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II, Z. 27: II. Man That Is Born  - John Eliot Gardiner 
12 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : III Canzona  - John Eliot Gardiner 
13 Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II, Z.27: IV "In the midst of life"  - John Eliot Gardiner 
14 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : V Canzona  - John Eliot Gardiner 
15 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : VI "Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our Hearts"  - John Eliot Gardiner 
16 Purcell : Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II Z27 : VII March  - John Eliot Gardiner 


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