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The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell Box set

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  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Composer: Henry Purcell
  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 11
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00006RHQJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,220 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Symphony
  2. O sing unto the Lord a new song. Alleluia
  3. Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name
  4. The Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised
  5. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
  6. Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is king
  7. Symphony
  8. Praise him in his noble acts:
  9. Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals:
  10. Symphony
  11. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem:
  12. Be thou exalted, Lord, in Thine own strength:
  13. Symphony
  14. To tell of thy loving kindness earl in the morning:
  15. O Lord, how glorious are thy works:
  16. For thou Lord, hast made me glad through thy works:
  17. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious:
  18. Who can express the noble acts of the Lord:
  19. Remember me, O Lord
  20. That I may see the felicity of thy chosen:
  21. Blessed be the Lord Goid of Israel
  22. Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease
  23. We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness
  24. Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake
  25. Symphony
  26. For lo! the winter is past, the rain is over and gone
  27. And the time of the singing of birds is come. Alleluia
  28. Symphony
  29. My beloved is mine, and I am his. Alleluia

Disc: 2

  1. Symphony
  2. Blessed are they that fear the Lord
  3. Alleluia
  4. Symphony
  5. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son
  6. Symphony
  7. Symphony
  8. Symphony
  9. Symphony
  10. O Lord god of hosts, who is like unto thee?
  11. Alleluia
  12. We Praise Thee, O God
  13. The Fahter of an infinite majesty
  14. When thou took st upon thee to deliver man
  15. O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage
  16. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin
  17. O Be Joyful in the Lord, All Ye Lands
  18. Be Ye Sure That the Lord He Is God
  19. For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting
  20. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son

Disc: 3

  1. Blow up the trumpet in Sion
  2. The Lord is King, be the people never so impatient
  3. Begin the song, and strike the living lyre
  4. Thy word is a lantern unto my feet
  5. Hear My Prayer, O Lord
  6. Lord, I can suffer thy rebukes
  7. O Lord, our Governor
  8. Remember not, Lord, our offences, full anthem
  9. Hosanna to the highest
  10. O God, Thou Hast Cast Us Out

Disc: 4

  1. Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings
  2. Since God so tender a regard
  3. Early, O Lord, my fainting soul
  4. Sleep, Adam, and Take Thy Rest
  5. Awake, ye dead
  6. The Earth Trembled
  7. The way of God is an undefiled way
  8. Lord, not to us, but to thy name
  9. Lord, what is man?
  10. Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth
  11. O, all ye people, clap your hands
  12. Symphony
  13. She shall be bought unto the king in raiment of needlework
  14. Symphony
  15. Praise the Lord,

Disc: 5

  1. O Lord, rebuke me not
  2. With Sick and Famish'd Eyes
  3. How Long, Great God?
  4. Awake, and with attention hear
  5. O God, thou art my God
  6. We Sing to Him, Whose Wisdom Form'd the Ear
  7. O, I'm sick of life
  8. O God, the king of Glory
  9. Let the Night Perish (Job's Curse)
  10. When on my sick bed I languish
  11. Rejoice in the Lord alway ('The Bell Anthem')

Disc: 6

  1. Why do the heathen so furiously rage together?
  2. Lord, who can tell how oft he offendeth?
  3. O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life
  4. Hear me, O Lord, the great support
  5. Thou wakeful shepherd that does Israel keep (A Morning Hymn)
  6. Who Hath Believed Our Report?
  7. I will love thee, O Lord
  8. Great God, and Just
  9. Plung'd in the confines of despair
  10. O Praise the Lord, All Ye Heathen
  11. My heart is fixed, O God

Disc: 7

  1. I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
  2. O consider my adveristy
  3. Beati Omnes Qui Timent Dominum
  4. I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me
  5. In the Black Dismal Dungeon of Despair
  6. Save me, Oh God
  7. Te Deum in B flat
  8. Jubilate in B flat
  9. Thy Way, oh God, is holy
  10. Drum Processional
  11. March
  12. Man that is born of woman
  13. In the Midst of Life
  14. Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts
  15. Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts
  16. Canzona
  17. Drum Recessional

Disc: 8

  1. In Thee, O Lord, Do I Put My Trust
  2. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord
  3. Benedicite in B flat
  4. Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
  5. Full of wrath, his threatening breath
  6. Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord
  7. Magnificat in G minor
  8. Nunc Dimittis in G minor
  9. Be merciful unto me
  10. They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships

Disc: 9

  1. The Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof
  2. Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven
  3. O Lord God of Hosts
  4. Let God Arise
  5. Cantate Domino
  6. Deus misereator
  7. Blessed be the Lord my strength
  8. O Lord, our Governor
  9. In guilty night (Saul and the Witch of Endor)

Disc: 10

  1. I will give thanks unto the Lord
  2. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live
  3. How Have I Stray'd
  4. Benedictus in B flat
  5. Hear My Prayer, O God
  6. Kyrie eleison in B flat
  7. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord
  8. Nicene Creed in B flat
  9. Blessed is he that considereth the poor
  10. The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel
  11. Unto thee will I cry

Disc: 11

  1. Praise the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God
  2. Close thine eyes and sleep secure
  3. Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry?
  4. Hear me, O Lord, and that soon
  5. Magnificat in B flat
  6. Nunc dimittis in B flat
  7. Turn thou us, O good Lord
  8. O Lord, thou art my God
  9. Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn)
  10. Awake, awake, put on thy strength

Product Description

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Intégrale des anthems & services / Solistes - Choir of New College, Oxford - Choir of The King's Consort - The King's Consort, dir. Robert King (Coffret 11 CD, à prix "budget", reprenant les volumes 1 à 11 vendus séparément)


One of the noblest achievements in the history of the recording world.The recording quality is excellent and the choice of artists worthy of the music.With this superb issue Hyperion have once again shown what can be achieved in the field of recording by selecting the right artists and by allowing them due time and space for the deployment of their skills.This is an issue in ten thousand.Buy it --Musical opinion

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As a counterpart to his complete account of Purcell's Odes and Welcome Songs, this Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell is a crowing achievement for Hyperion and for Robert King and his Consort.
It is hard to imagine that the orchestral or ensemble playing of Purcell will ever be surpassed easily, nor the choice of soloists who, a notable King trait, seem ideal for the roles they must play. The choral sound is fresh, alive and utterly convincing.
Whether you are an admirer of Purcell, or love English church music, or whether you simply adore great singing, then this collection will have you dipping into gems from a past glorious age. Having said that, many of the items on display here have rarely been outside the Cathedral canon in England, though rarely so engagingly or stylishly presented as here.
Once you listen to any of these offerings, either singly or in the box set, then your life will me enriched and changed at the deepest level. I can offer no greater laudatory comment than that.
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Robert King not only uses the trusted and excellent the Choir of New College, Oxford, but also uses his own Choir of the King's Consort, formed of professional male singers (mostly current or former lay clerks), and for the top line went around the country and handpicked his choristers from various choir schools, much like a 17th century Master of the Choristers at the Chapel Royal...

The result, combined with superlative instrumentalists, is utterly wonderful. The tempi are perfectly judged, the choruses are together and snappily sung, the verse sections really get to grips with Purcell's melodic and word-painting styles, but then who wouldn't after singing through the complete sacred music?! The programme notes, as usual for Hyperion, are excellent without being fussy, and the quality of recording remains exemplary.

If all you take away from this is Eamonn O'Dwyer's performance of the Evening Hymn ('Now that the sun hath veiled his light'), then you'll consider yourself blessed.
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How does one describe the sublime? This collection is a great addition to anyone's collection, especially to those who enjoy the music of this exciting period in the development of English composition. There can be no doubt that Purcell was one of the greatcomposers of this period and his exploitation of tones and pitch that uses the acoustics of England's "Great Churches" has to be a part of the magic of his music. These recordings show off the music brilliantly, capturing the sound as Purcell intended it and avoiding the pitfall of so many of overpowering the delicacy of so much of it with choir, organ or orchestral accompaniment that is far too large.

The drum march from the funeral music for Queen Anne has to be one of the most haunting pieces in any collection, but it is really difficult tosingle out any one piece in this stunning compilation.

Wonderful music, beautifully performed.
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