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

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

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

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