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John Dryden

born: 9 August 1631
died: 1 May 1700
country: United Kingdom

Albums

Hymns to Saint Cecilia
Studio Master: CDA68047NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Arne: Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens
CDA66237Archive Service
Blow & Draghi: Odes for St Cecilia
CDH55257Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Blow & Purcell: Countertenor duets
CDH55447Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Blow: Awake my lyre
CDA66658Archive Service
Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations
CDD220582CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Chilcott: The seeds of stars & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD311Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Draghi & Blow: Odes for St Cecilia
CDH55257Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
English Lute Songs
CDH55249Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Essential Purcell
This album is not yet available for downloadKING2Super-budget price sampler
Fairest Isle
CDA67115Archive Service
Handel: An Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
CDA67463
Handel: Essential Handel
KING6Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Handel: Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice
Studio Master: CDA67842Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Odes on the death of Henry Purcell
CDA66578Archive Service
Orpheus with his lute
CDA67450
Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets
CDH55447Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures
CDH55303Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Purcell: Music for a while & other songs
CDA66070Archive Service
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
CDH55065Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre
CDS44381/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Sound the Trumpet
CDH55258Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
The King's Consort Collection
KING7Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

THOMAS ARNE (1710-1778))
Cymon and IphigeniaRichard Morton (tenor), The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman (conductor)
JOHN BANISTER (c1625-1679))
Dry those eyes which are o'erflowingRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
JOHN BLOW (1649-1708))
Chloe found Amyntas lying all in tears 'Rondelay'Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Charles Daniels (tenor), John Potter (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Ode on the death of Mr Henry PurcellMichael Chance (countertenor), James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Ode on the death of Mr Henry PurcellRogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Peter Holman (conductor)
BOB CHILCOTT (b1955))
Happy the manWrocław Philharmonic Choir, Bob Chilcott (conductor)
GIOVANNI BATTISTA DRAGHI (c1640-1708))
From harmony, from heav'nly harmonyThe Parley of Instruments, The Playford Consort, Peter Holman (conductor)
JOHN GARDNER (1917-2011))
A Song for St Cecilia's Day, Op 119Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough (conductor), Matthew Searles (organ) NEW
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759))
An Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695))
Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Go, tell Amynta, gentle swain, Z489Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman (conductor)
PIETRO REGGIO (1632-1685))
Arise, ye subterranean WindsRobin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
JOHN WELDON (1676-1736))
Dry those eyes which are o'erflowingCatherine Bott (soprano), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Song for St Cecilia's Day, Op 119 (Gardner)
Ah, how sweet it is to love  
Alexander's Feast, HWV75 (Handel)
Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572 (Purcell)
An Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76 (Handel)
Arise, ye subterranean Winds (Reggio)
As from the pow'r of sacred lays  
As from the pow'r of sacred lays  
But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder  
But oh! What art can teach  
But oh! what art can teach  
Chloe found Amyntas lying all in tears 'Rondelay' (Blow)
Cymon and Iphigenia (Arne)
Dry those eyes which are o'erflowing (Banister)
Dry those eyes which are o'erflowing (Weldon)
Fair Iris and her swain  
Fairest isle  
Fairest isle, all isles excelling  
For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature  
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony  
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony  
From harmony, from heav'nly harmony (Draghi)
Go, tell Amynta, gentle swain, Z489 (Purcell)
Happy the man (Chilcott)
How blest are shepherds  
I attempt from love's sickness to fly  
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell)
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628 (Purcell/Britten)
Mark how the Lark and Linnet Sing  
Music for a while  
Near a thick grove, whose deep embow'ring shade  
Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell (Blow)
Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell)
Oedipus, Z583 (Purcell/Britten)
Orpheus cou'd lead the savage race  
Orpheus could lead the savage race  
Revenge, Timotheus cries  
Sharp violins proclaim  
Sharp violins proclaim  
Shepherd, leave decoying  
Song Tune 'Fairest Isle'  
Song Tune 'How blest are shepherds'  
Song Tune 'Round thy coasts'  
Symphony in C major  
The Indian Queen, Z630 (Purcell/Britten)
The soft complaining flute  
The soft complaining flute  
The trumpet's loud clangor  
The trumpet's loud clangour  
Tyrannic Love, or The Royal Martyr, Z613 (Purcell)
What passion cannot Music raise and quell!  
What passion cannot Musick raise and quell!  
When Nature underneath a heap  
When nature underneath a heap  
You say 'tis love  
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