A Purcell Collection


An invitation to stroll through the world of one of England’s greatest composers

The young, virtuoso A Cappella ensemble VOCES8 return to disc on Signum with a sumptuous collection of early works by Henry Purcell. Joined by the specialist early-music ensemble ‘Les Inventions’, the group explores Purcell’s astoundingly diverse output – there is hardly a genre in which he did not express himself: anthems, odes, funeral music, semi- operas, masques, sonatas, consort-music, songs and catches populate his extraordinarily multifaceted œuvre. It is this astonishing diversity that we wish to celebrate by inviting the listener for a stroll through the world of one of England’s greatest composers.

If anyone ever doubts Purcell’s consummate genius, this CD – beautifully recorded and executed – ought to convince them. A great introduction to Purcell’s many guises – Choir and Organ

You won’t hear Purcell sung better – Planet Hugill

This is a lovely collection, reflective of the composer’s eclectic talents, and beautifully performedEarly Music Review

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Les Inventions

RELEASE DATE: 07/04/2014
BARCODE: 635212037522

1. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem

2. To the Hills and the Vales

3. By Beauteous Softness Mix’d with Majesty

4. O God, Thou Art my God

5. How Happy the Lover

6. ‘Cold Song’ (What Power Art Thou…)

7. Behold, O Mightiest of Gods

8. My Heart is Inditing of a Good Matter

9. Bid the Virtues

10. Hail! Bright Cecilia

11. Strike the Viol

12. Second Dirge Anthem (Morley) / Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts

13. Fairest Isle

14. Full Fathom Five

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