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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)

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

'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, USA)

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