Purcell: Hail! Bright Cecilia, Z. 328 “Ode to St Cecilia”

Purcell: Hail! Bright Cecilia “Ode to St Cecilia”

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists

Henry Purcell

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British Composers

Saint Cecilia, as patron of music, has often been celebrated by composers, and particularly in Great Britain where she has always been a very popular figure among musicians. Writing odes in honor of Cecilia became in 17th-century an obligatory step, and many composers from Boyce and Handel

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