The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Royal Welcome Songs for King James II (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:48 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover
Despite being written for the celebration of royal occasions, Purcells Royal Welcome Songs were penned during a time of immense disillusionment with the monarchy. Filled with humour as well as an ironic detachment from the politics of the time, Ye tuneful muses and Sound the trumpet fizz with the dramatic energy which characterised his later operas and mark a crucial turning point in Purcells career. This programme showcases the variety and diversity of Purcells writing, opening with the Chacony in G minor, which is among the great glories of music for strings, and including When on my sick bed I languish - an amazingly impassioned piece in which he bares his soul…quintessential Purcell!