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Hyperion Records

CDS44031/8 - Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
CDS44031/8
(Originally issued on 314,349,412, 456,587,598)
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: November 1992
Total duration: 541 minutes 43 seconds

'A treasure house of shamefully neglected music. Over nine hours of wonderful invention … this major recording achievement must be an irresistible temptation' (BBC Music Magazine)

'By any yardstick these are life-enhancing works' (CDReview)

'They are all here, some of the most inventive, poetic and satisfying music I know of, performed with precision and verve. I refuse to loan these discs to friends. Highly, highly recommended. Full texts and explanatory notes' (Classical CD Scout)

'For a long overdue exploration of an important corpus of neglected music, Hyperion deserves the gratitude of all Purcellians' (Early Music)

The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1690
CD1
Symphony  [1'39]
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1683
Symphony  [1'32]
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1689
Symphony  [3'39]
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1692
CD2
Symphony  [9'27]
Birthday Ode for the Duke of Gloucester, 1695
Overture  [4'27]
Welcome Song for Charles II, 1683
CD3
Symphony  [1'58]
Welcome Song (?on his birthday) for James II, 1687
Symphony  [3'11]
Chaconne  [3'34]
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1693
Symphony  [1'37]
Welcome Song (?on his birthday) for James II, 1686
CD4
Symphony  [3'26]
Ode for performance at Mr Maidwell's School, 1689
Symphony  [3'10]
Wedding Ode for Prince George & Princess Anne,1683
Symphony  [2'36]
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1691
CD5
Symphony  [2'24]
Centenary Ode for Trinity College Dublin, 1694
Symphony  [2'28]
Welcome Song for Charles II, 1682
Symphony  [2'27]
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1692
CD6
Symphony  [3'41]
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, ?1685
Symphony  [2'55]
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1683
Symphony  [1'50]
Welcome Song for Charles II, 1684
Symphony  [3'36]
The Yorkshire Feast Song, 1690
CD7
Symphony  [2'24]
Symphony  [2'19]
Welcome Song for Charles II, 1681
Welcome Song for the Duke of York, 1682
Symphony  [2'47]
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, 1694
CD8
Symphony  [3'36]
Welcome Song for Charles II, 1680