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King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628
composer
1691
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre' (CDS44381/3)
Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre
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'Purcell: Songs and Dialogues' (CDH55065)
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
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'Essential Purcell' (KING2)
Essential Purcell
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'Fairest Isle' (CDA67115)
Fairest Isle
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'Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures' (CDH55303)
Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures
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'Purcell: Music for a while & other songs' (CDA66070)
Purcell: Music for a while & other songs
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'Sound the Trumpet' (CDH55258)
Sound the Trumpet
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Details
Act 5. Song: Fairest isle, all isles excelling
Act 5: Symphony in C major
Movement: For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature
Movement: You say 'tis love
Suite. Movement 01: Overture
Track 10 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [3'38] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 02: Air
Track 11 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'06] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 03: Air
Track 12 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'18] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 04: Song Tune 'Fairest Isle'
Track 13 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'35] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 05: Hornpipe
Track 14 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [0'42] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 06: Hornpipe 'Come, shepherds'
Track 15 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [0'49] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 07: Song Tune 'How blest are shepherds'
Track 16 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'27] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 08: Air
Track 17 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'36] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 09: Song Tune 'Round thy coasts'
Track 18 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'12] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 10: Song Tune 'Come if you dare'
Track 19 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'12] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 11: Trumpet Tune
Track 20 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [0'44] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 12: Trumpet Tune
Track 21 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [1'05] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Suite. Movement 13: Chaconne
Track 22 on CDS44381/3 CD1 [3'17] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628
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The beautiful Symphony from Act V of King Arthur is used to accompany the appearance of Britannia, who rises seated on a island. It is said in one source to be for three violins and continuo, though the range and character of the parts suggest trumpet, violin and oboe.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1995

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Details for KING2 track 12
Act 5, Song: Fairest isle, all isles excelling
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-28806
Duration
3'58
Recording date
10 April 1988
Recording venue
Radley College, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Nicholas Parker
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures (CDA66288)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 1989
    Deletion date: September 2006
    Superseded by CDH55303
  2. Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures (CDH55303)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: January 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. Essential Purcell (KING2)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 1994
    Super-budget price sampler
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