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The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcell Box set
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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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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.
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.
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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There are already several very good reviews here, but I will just add my voice to the chorus of praise for this magnificent set. Read morePublished on 13 July 2013 by Sid Nuncius
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. Read morePublished on 21 Sept. 2011 by E. L. Wisty