Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Fairy Queen Z629: Come all ye songsters
Henry Purcell 1:56
2 The Fairy Queen Z629: Sing while we trip it
Henry Purcell 0:41
3 The Fairy Queen Z629: A dance of fairies
Henry Purcell 0:46
4 The Fairy Queen Z629: Ye gentle spirits of the air
Henry Purcell 5:51
5 Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C major (with Jig) Z666: Prelude
Henry Purcell 0:44
6 Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C major (with Jig) Z666: Almand
Henry Purcell 2:09
7 Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C major (with Jig) Z666: Corant
Henry Purcell 1:03
8 Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C major (with Jig) Z666: Saraband
Henry Purcell 1:08
9 Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in C major (with Jig) Z666: Jig
Henry Purcell 0:53
10 Timon of Athens Z632: The cares of lovers
Henry Purcell 2:00
11 Fly swift, ye hours Z369
Henry Purcell 5:35
12 Not all my torments Z400
Henry Purcell 2:53
13 An Italian Ground
Giovanni Battista Draghi 3:14
14 Don Quixote Z578: From rosy bow'rs
Henry Purcell 6:50
15 Don Quixote Z578: Let the dreadful Engines of Eternal Will
Henry Purcell 7:08
16 The Fairy Queen Z629: Mystery
Henry Purcell 0:55
17 The Fairy Queen Z629: If love's a sweet passion
Henry Purcell 1:31
18 Minuet
[anonymous] 0:49
19 La Guitarre Royalle: Passacaille
Francesco Corbetta 3:05
20 Aureng-Zebe Z573: I see she flies me
Henry Purcell 2:08
21 What a sad fate is mine Z428a
Henry Purcell 3:33
22 Pious Celinda goes to prayers Z410
Henry Purcell 1:10
23 The Division Viol: Divisions on a Ground
Christopher Simpson 4:16
24 Hail, bright Cecilia Z328: 'Tis Nature's Voice
Henry Purcell 4:34
25 Abdelazar, or the Moor's Revenge Z570: Lucinda is bewitching fair
Henry Purcell 3:16
26 The Fairy Queen Z629: Hark! The echoing air
Henry Purcell 3:16
27 Spoken introduction
Henry Purcell 0:06
28 The Indian Queen Z630: I attempt from love's sickness to fly
Henry Purcell 2:43
29 Spoken introduction
Henry Purcell 0:09
30 King Arthur Z628/38: Fairest isle
Henry Purcell 3:02

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Benjamin Britten (tracks 12, 22)
composer:
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (tracks 2–10, 12, 14–16, 20, 22, 24, 28)
Christopher Simpson (17th century composer) (track 23)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1691) (track 30)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1692) (tracks 1, 17, 26)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1695) (track 25)
librettist:
John Dryden (English poet) (track 30)
lyricist:
John Dryden (English poet) (track 28)
premiered at:
Dorset Garden Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom (1692-05-02) (tracks 2–4, 16)
part of:
Henry Purcell: An analytical catalogue of his music (number: Z. 629) (tracks 2–4, 16)
arrangements:
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Britten-Pears-Holst concert version) (tracks 2–4, 16)
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 2–4, 16)
is the basis for:
Abdelazer Suite (track 25)
part of:
Aureng-Zebe, Z. 573 (track 20)
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (tracks 1, 17, 26)
partial recording of:
The Division Viol (track 23)
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (tracks 2–4, 16)
Timon of Athens (track 10)
parts:
Ground in A minor (track 23)
Incidental Music for Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, Z 570: Air (catch-all for unknown 'Air' movement (there are 4)) (track 25)
recording of:
The Italian Ground (track 13)