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An indispensable collection,
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This review is from: The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell (Audio CD)
These are eleven discs covering the whole of Henry Purcell's church music output, with a whole host of big name soloists, legends among British vocalists. This is as English as Shakespeare, and like the Bard, Purcell's music is a part of this island's cultural output which should be on every Englishman's shelf. It's truly an indispensable collection.
Packaged in a hinged cardboard box, the eleven discs comes in cardboard sleeves along with an excellent booklet providing full sung texts plus several paragraphs of musical notes on each piece by conductor Robert King, and indexes by disc and by name.
See also the other Purcell boxed sets by Robert King & the King's Consort - Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs, and The Complete Secular Solo Songs of Henry Purcell.