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John Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell - Arcangelo; Benjamin Perrot (theorbo); Benjamin Perrot (lute); Callum Thorpe (bass); David Allsopp (counter tenor);...
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  1. Begin the song (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, 1684)
  2. Chaconne in G for 2 violins, viola & continuo
  3. Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell, for 2 male altos, 2 recorders, viol & continuo
  4. Ground for 2 violins & continuo in G minor
  5. The nymphs of the wells, ode for soloists, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
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  1. Begin the song (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, 1684)
  2. Chaconne in G for 2 violins, viola & continuo
  3. Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell, for 2 male altos, 2 recorders, viol & continuo
  4. Ground for 2 violins & continuo in G minor
  5. The nymphs of the wells, ode for soloists, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
  6. Sonata 4 in A major
  7. Dread sir, the prince of light, ode for soloists, chorus, 2 violins, viola & continuo
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The music of John Blow (1649-1708) is less often performed than that of his illustrious student Henry Purcell, but this release by the consistently strong English early music ensemble Arcangelo suggests that all it needed were strong, loving performances. An ode is a secular lyric poem, often set musically, on a subject serving as an inspiration to the poet (or musician). The Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell is here, and gets top billing in the graphics; the three other odes are equally good, not common, and well worth ...

John Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell 2017, Hyperion

UPC: 034571281490

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