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Great Parent, Hail to Thee!, Z327
composer
9 January 1694; Ode for the Centenary of Trinity College, Dublin
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell: Odes, Vol. 5 – Welcome glorious morn' (CDA66476)
Purcell: Odes, Vol. 5 – Welcome glorious morn
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'Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs' (CDS44031/8)
Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
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Movement 01: Symphony
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Movement 02: Great Parent, Hail to Thee!
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Movement 03: Another Century commencing
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Movement 04: After War's Alarms repeated
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Movement 05: Awful Matron take thy Seat
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Movement 06: She was the first who did inspire
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Movement 07: Succeeding Princes next recite
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Movement 08: But chiefly Recommend to Fame
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Movement 09: Thy Royal Patron sung: Repair
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Movement 10: With themes like these, ye Sons of Art
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Great Parent, Hail to Thee!, Z327
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On 9 January 1694 Trinity College Dublin celebrated the hundredth anniversary of its foundation by Queen Elizabeth with a service at Christ Church Cathedral ‘sung by the principal Gentlemen of the Kingdom’ which was accompanied by orations in Latin and ‘an Ode by Mr Tate’ (the Poet Laureate) ‘who was bred up in this College’. For Great Parent, Hail to Thee! the librettist of Dido and Aeneas produced one of his weaker offerings, but Purcell still produced extraordinarily fine music. The Symphony is suitably celebratory, with the imitative second section neatly crafted, and the opening chorus full of variety and vigour. The alto solo ‘Another Century commencing’ finds Purcell writing gloriously lyrical music for his favourite voice, and the duet that follows (‘After War’s Alarms repeated’) contains effective word-painting in the echoes of the word ‘repeated’. The bass solo ‘Awful Matron’ is an outstanding movement which shows marvellous control of the solo line. The tenor solo and chorus ‘She was the first who did inspire’ also makes charming use of echoes, the duet ‘Succeeding Princes’ is full of lovely harmonies and the chorus ‘But chiefly Recommend to Fame’ opens out gloriously at its end. The soprano solo ‘Thy Royal Patron sung’ (one of the few extended arias for soprano in the Odes) is another triumph of Purcell’s fertile imagination, effectively written with the two recorders bringing added pathos, and the closing chorus is liltingly joyous.

from notes by Robert King © 2010

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Details for CDA66476 track 15
After War's Alarms repeated
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-47615
Duration
3'15
Recording date
4 January 1991
Recording venue
Rickmansworth Masonic School Chapel, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell: Odes, Vol. 5 – Welcome glorious morn (CDA66476)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: October 1991
    Deletion date: January 2009
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
  2. Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs (CDS44031/8)
    Disc 5 Track 15
    Release date: November 1992
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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