Thomas Hemsley, Peter Boggis, John Whitworth, Peter Pears, Trevor Anthony, Anthony Lewis, Elsie Morison, Jennifer Vyvyan Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Thomas Hemsley, Peter Boggis, John Whitworth, Peter Pears, Trevor Anthony, Anthony Lewis, Elsie Morison, Jennifer Vyvyan

Released on September 8, 2017 by Decca

Main artist: Jennifer Vyvyan

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (February 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (December 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 54 tracks Total length : 02:08:42

    The Fairy Queen - Act 1 (Henry Purcell)
  1. 1 Prelude

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  2. 2 Hornpipe

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  3. 3 Air

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  4. 4 Rondeau

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  5. 5 Overture

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  6. 6 Come let us leave the town

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Hemsley, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  7. 7 Scene of the Drunken poet

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Hemsley, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  8. 8 First Act Tune - Jig

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  9. The Fairy Queen - Act 2
  10. 9 Prelude

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  11. 10 Come all - Prelude

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Sir Peter Pears, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  12. 11 May the God of Wit inspire

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  13. 12 Echo

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  14. 13 Now join your warbling

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  15. 14 Entrance of Night: Sing while we trip it on the Green

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  16. 15 Mystery : See, even Night herself is here

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  17. 16 Secrecy: I am come to lock all fast

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - John Whitworth, Alto, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  18. 17 Sleep: One charming night - Hush, no more

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Trevor Anthony, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  19. 18 Dance for the followers of Night

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  20. 19 Second Act Tune: Air

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  21. The Fairy Queen - Act 3
  22. 20 If Love's a sweet passion

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  23. 21 Symphony while the Swans come forward

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  24. 22 Dance for the Fairies

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  25. 23 Dance for the Green Men

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  26. 24 Ye gentle spirits of the air appear

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  27. 25 Dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa: Now the maids and the men

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thomas Hemsley, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Boggis, Counter-Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  28. 26 When I have often heard

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  29. 27 Dance for the Haymakers

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  30. The Fairy Queen, Z.629 / Act 3
  31. 28 A thousand, thousand ways we'll find

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - John Whitworth, Alto, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  32. The Fairy Queen - Act 3
  33. 29 Third Act Tune - Hornpipe

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  34. The Fairy Queen - Act 4
  35. 30 Symphony

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  36. 31 Now the night

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  37. 32 Let the fifes and clarions

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - John Whitworth, Alto, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Boggis, Counter-Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  38. 33 Entry of Phoebus

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  39. 34 When a cruel long winter

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Sir Peter Pears, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  40. 35 Hail! Great Parent

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  41. 36 Thus the ever grateful spring

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  42. 37 Here's the Summer, sprightly, gay

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - John Whitworth, Alto, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  43. 38 See, see, my many colour'd fields

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Sir Peter Pears, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  44. 39 Now Winter comes slowly

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Trevor Anthony, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  45. 40 Fourth Act Tune: Air

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  46. The Fairy Queen - Act 5
  47. 41 Prelude

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  48. 42 Epithalamium - Thrice happy Lovers

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  49. 43 The Plaint

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  50. 44 Entry Dance

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  51. 45 Symphony

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  52. 46 Thus the gloomy world

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Sir Peter Pears, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  53. 47 Thus happy and free

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  54. 48 Yes, Xansi

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - John Whitworth, Alto, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  55. 49 Monkey's Dance

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  56. 50 Hark! How all things

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  57. 51 Hark! the Ech'ing Air

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  58. 52 Sure the dull God

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Hemsley, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  59. 53 Prelude - See, I obey - Turn thine eyes - My torch

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Elsie Morison, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Vyvyan, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Hemsley, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

  60. 54 Chaconne - They shall be happy

    Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Boyd Neel Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Settle Elkanah, Author Copyright : ℗ 1957 Decca Music Group Limited

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