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King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z628

composer
1691
author of text

 
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

La superbe symphonie du cinquième acte de King Arthur sert à accompagner l’apparition de Britannia, qui s’élève assise sur une île. Bien qu’une source semble indiquer qu’elle fût écrite pour trois violons et basse continue, son registre et son caractère suggèrent plutôt la trompette, le violon et le hautbois.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1995
Français: Alexandre Blanchard

Die schöne Symphonie aus dem V. Akt des King Arthur wird zur Begleitung des Erscheinens der Britannia, die sich sitzend auf einer Insel erhebt, angewendet. Es heißt an einer Stelle, sie sei für drei Violinen und Continuo geschrieben, obwohl die Breite und der Charakter der Stücke Trompete, Violine und Oboe nahelegen.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1995
Deutsch: Hypérion

Recordings

Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre
CDS44381/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
CDH55065Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Essential Purcell
This album is not yet available for downloadKING2Super-budget price sampler
Fairest Isle
CDA67115Archive Service
Purcell: Mr Henry Purcell's Most Admirable Composures
CDH55303Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Purcell: Music for a while & other songs
CDA66070Archive Service
Sound the Trumpet
CDH55258Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Details

Act 5. Song: Fairest isle, all isles excelling
Track 2 on CDA67115 [3'53] Archive Service
Track 8 on CDA66070 [2'02] Archive Service
Track 6 on CDH55303 [3'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 12 on KING2 [3'58] Super-budget price sampler
Act 5: Symphony in C major
Movement: For love ev'ry creature is formed by his nature
Track 14 on CDH55065 [1'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement: You say 'tis love
Track 13 on CDH55065 [5'43] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44381/3 disc 1 track 14

Suite Movement 5: Hornpipe
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-00114
Duration
0'42
Recording date
8 October 1994
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre (CDA67001/3)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: June 1995
    Deletion date: October 2008
    3CDs Superseded by CDS44381/3
  2. Purcell: The Complete Ayres for the Theatre (CDS44381/3)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: September 2009
    3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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