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O dive custos Auriacae domus 'An elegy upon the death of Queen Mary', Z514
composer
1695
author of text

Recordings
'Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets' (CDH55447)
Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets
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Track 5 on CDH55447 [7'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) NEW

O dive custos Auriacae domus 'An elegy upon the death of Queen Mary', Z514
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O dive custos Auriacae is a fine setting of Henry Parker’s text (itself a clever piece of writing whose references to Oxford and Cambridge might have drawn approving nods from classical scholars) which shows Purcell’s florid and strongly Italianate vocal style, with the voices intertwining jagged melodic inter­vals amongst passages containing chains of discords.

from notes by Robert King © 1988

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66253 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-25305
Duration
7'04
Recording date
15 May 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets (CDA66253)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: March 1988
    Deletion date: December 2010
    Superseded by CDH55447
  2. Purcell & Blow: Countertenor duets (CDH55447)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) NEW
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