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Henry Purcell: Opera Suites



Playing time: [c66']
Tracks: 28
Booklet pages: 6
© 1995 / 2016 Capriccio
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Henry Purcell: Opera Suites published on 6 September 2016

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner, conductor

Henry Purcell (1659-1695):

The Fairy Queen
First Music
1 Prelude
2 Hornpipe
Second Music
3 Air
4 Rondeau
Act I
5 Overture
6 Symphony
7 Dance for the Fairies
8 Dance for the Green Men
9 Song Tune (If Love's a sweet passion)
10 Gigue
Act IV
11 Symphony
12 Entry Dance
13 Symphony
14 Chaconne: Dance for a Chinese Man and Woman

15 First Music
16 Second Music
17 Dance of Furies
18 Second Act Tune
19 Two in one upon a Ground (Chaconne for flutes, in the Third Act)

King Arthur
20 First act Tune (Song Tune)
21 Song Tune (How blest are shepherd's)
22 Symphony (Shepherd, shepherd leave decoying)
23 Song Tune (Fairest Isle)
24 First music: Chaconne
Second Music
25 Overture
26 Aire (Minuet)
27 Overture

The Indian Queen
28 Act II, Scene 2 - Symphony

Recorded 20-22 October 1994 at St Jude's, London UK


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