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Great Parent, Hail to Thee!, Z327

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9 January 1694; Ode for the Centenary of Trinity College, Dublin
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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

Le 9 janvier 1694, le Trinity College de Dublin fêta le centenaire de sa fondation par la reine Élisabeth avec une service en la cathédrale de Christ Church «chanté par les principaux gentilshommes du royaume» assorti d’oraisons en latin et d’une «Ode de Mr Tate» (le poète lauréat) «qui fut élevé dans ce collège». Pour Great Parent, Hail to Thee!, le librettiste de Dido and Aeneas conçut l’une de ses œuvres les moins convaincantes, ce qui n’empêcha pas Purcell d’imaginer, là encore, une musique extraordinairement belle. La Symphonie, festive comme il se doit, a une seconde section imitative magnifiquement ciselée et un chœur inaugural très varié et vigoureux. Le solo d’alto «Another Century commencing» nous montre un Purcell écrivant pour sa voix favorite une musique superbement lyrique; le duo qui suit («After War’s Alarms repeated») arbore un efficace figuralisme dans les échos du mot «repeated». Le solo de basse «Awful Matron» est un mouvement remarquable, d’où ressort une splendide maîtrise de la ligne solistique. Le solo de ténor et le chœur «She was the first who did inspire» use aussi avec charme des échos; le duo «Succeeding Princes» regorge d’harmonies ravissantes tandis que le chœur «But chiefly Recommend to Fame» s’épanouit splendidement à la fin. Le solo de soprano «Thy Royal Patron sung» (l’une des rares arias d’Ode qui soit imposante et pour soprano) est encore un triomphe de l’imagination fertile de Purcell—son écriture y est efficace, les deux flûtes à bec apportant un surcroît de pathos—et le chœur conclusif est allègrement plein d’entrain.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert King © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Am 9. Januar 1694 feierte das Trinity College Dublin den 100. Jahrestag seiner Gründung durch Königin Elisabeth mit einem Gottesdienst in der Christ Church Cathedral, der von „den wichtigsten Ehrenmännern des Königreichs gesungen“ und von lateinischen Reden begleitet wurde, sowie „einer Ode von Mr. Tate“ (dem Hofdichter), „der in diesem College ausgebildet wurde“. Im Falle von Great Parent, Hail to Thee! schuf der Librettist von Dido and Aeneas nicht gerade ein Meisterwerk, doch Purcell komponierte trotzdem erstklassige Musik. Die Sinfonie ist entsprechend feierlich gesetzt, der imitative zweite Abschnitt geschickt gearbeitet und der Eröffnungschor abwechslungsreich und lebendig gestaltet. Das Altsolo „Another Century commencing“ ist mit herrlicher, lyrischer Musik vertont (der Alt war Purcells Lieblingsstimmlage) und das anschließende Duett „After War’s Alarms repeated“ enthält wirkungsvolle Lautmalerei in Gestalt von Echos bei dem Wort „repeated“. Das Basssolo „Awful Matron“ ist ein herausragender Satz, in dem die Solostimme meisterlich geführt wird. Im Tenorsolo und Chor „She was the first who did inspire“ werden ebenfalls in reizvoller Weise Echos eingesetzt, während das Duett „Succeeding Princes“ voller lieblicher Harmonien ist und der Chor „But chiefly Recommend to Fame“ einen prachtvollen Abschluss bildet. Das Sopransolo „Thy Royal Patron sung“ (eine der wenigen längeren Sopranarien in den Oden) stellt einen weiteren Triumph Purcells fruchtbarer Phantasie dar, in dem zwei Blockflöten für zusätzliches Pathos sorgen und der Schlusschor wohlklingende Freude zum Ausdruck bringt.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert King © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Purcell: Odes, Vol. 5 – Welcome glorious morn
CDA66476Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8Download currently discounted
Purcell: The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs
CDS44031/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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Movement 01: Symphony
Track 12 on CDA66476 [2'28] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 12 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [2'28] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 02: Great Parent, Hail to Thee!
Track 13 on CDA66476 [2'16] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 13 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [2'16] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 03: Another Century commencing
Track 14 on CDA66476 [2'22] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 14 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [2'22] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 04: After War's Alarms repeated
Track 15 on CDA66476 [3'15] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 15 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [3'15] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 05: Awful Matron take thy Seat
Track 16 on CDA66476 [3'25] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 16 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [3'25] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 06: She was the first who did inspire
Track 17 on CDA66476 [1'57] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 17 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [1'57] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 07: Succeeding Princes next recite
Track 18 on CDA66476 [1'50] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 18 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [1'50] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 08: But chiefly Recommend to Fame
Track 19 on CDA66476 [1'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 19 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [1'31] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 09: Thy Royal Patron sung: Repair
Track 20 on CDA66476 [3'54] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 20 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [3'54] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 10: With themes like these, ye Sons of Art
Track 21 on CDA66476 [1'21] Archive Service; also available on CDS44031/8
Track 21 on CDS44031/8 CD5 [1'21] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44031/8 disc 5 track 18

Succeeding Princes next recite
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-47618
Duration
1'50
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 18
    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 18
    Release date: November 1992
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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