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  1. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323
  2. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, anthem for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass, chorus, 2 violins, viola & organ, Z. 46
  3. Love's goddess sure was blind (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus, 2 recorders & continuo, Z. 331
  4. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, march and canzona for orchestra, Z. 860
  5. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Man that is born of a woman, Z 27
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  1. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323
  2. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, anthem for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass, chorus, 2 violins, viola & organ, Z. 46
  3. Love's goddess sure was blind (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus, 2 recorders & continuo, Z. 331
  4. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, march and canzona for orchestra, Z. 860
  5. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Man that is born of a woman, Z 27
  6. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: In the midst of life, Z 17b
  7. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58b
  8. Thou know'st, Lord (2nd setting), anthem for chorus, slidetrumpets & organ, Z. 58c
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Had Purcell not written so much that was so great, his early death would not have been such a loss for English music. Yet had he not written so much that was so great, his posthumous fame would not bring such glory to English music. In this disc collecting the best known of his works written for Queen Mary, the full emotional range of Purcell's art is wondrously displayed from the massively celebratory Come, ye sons of art away, to the delicately sentimental Love's goddess sure was blind, to the solemnly melancholy Music ...

Purcell: Music for Queen Mary 2006, Warner Classics

UPC: 094634443821

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