Tracklist

CD 1: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Overture
Henry Purcell 2:38
2 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. "Shake the cloud from off your brow"
Henry Purcell 1:14
3 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. "Ah! Belinda" / "Grief increases" / "When monarchs unite"
Henry Purcell 5:25
4 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. "Whence could so much virtue spring?" - "Fear no danger"
Henry Purcell 3:51
5 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. "See, your royal guest appears" / "Cupid only throws…"
Henry Purcell 1:29
6 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. "If not for mine, for empire's sake" … "To the hills and the vales"
Henry Purcell 3:05
7 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 1. The Triumphing Dance
Henry Purcell 1:03
8 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Prelude for…" / "Harms our…" / "The Queen" / "Ho, ho, ho"
Henry Purcell 2:38
9 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Ruin'd ere the set of sun" … "But ere we this perform"
Henry Purcell 2:44
10 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "In our deep vaulted cell"
Henry Purcell 1:41
11 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. Echo Dance of Furies
Henry Purcell 1:15
12 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales" - Gitter Ground a Dance
Henry Purcell 3:23
13 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Oft she visits"
Henry Purcell 2:45
14 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Behold, upon my bending spear" / "Haste, haste to town"
Henry Purcell 1:22
15 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Stay, Prince"
Henry Purcell 3:01
16 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 2. "Then since our charms have sped" - A Dance - The Groves Dance
Henry Purcell 1:47
17 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors"
Henry Purcell 1:37
18 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. The Sailors' Dance - "See the flags and streamers curling"
Henry Purcell 1:53
19 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. "Our next motion" - "Destruction's our delight"
Henry Purcell 1:21
20 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. The Witches' Dance
Henry Purcell 1:24
21 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. "Your counsel all is urg'd in vain" - "Great minds against themselves conspire"
Henry Purcell 5:22
22 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. "Thy hand, Belinda" … "When I am laid in earth"
Henry Purcell 5:47
23 Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act 3. "With drooping wings…" - Cupids’ Dance
Henry Purcell 6:01
CD 2: Hail, bright Cecilia!, Z. 328 Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Symphony
Henry Purcell 11:49
2 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Hail, bright Cecilia!
Henry Purcell 0:28
3 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Hail, bright Cecilia!
Henry Purcell 3:27
4 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Hark, hark, each tree its silence breaks
Henry Purcell 4:54
5 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Tis Nature's voice
Henry Purcell 3:43
6 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Soul of the world
Henry Purcell 2:56
7 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Thou tun'st this world below, the spheres above
Henry Purcell 3:38
8 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: With that sublime celestial lay
Henry Purcell 2:52
9 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Wondrous machine!
Henry Purcell 3:21
10 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: The airy violin
Henry Purcell 1:38
11 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: In vain the am'rous flute and soft guitar
Henry Purcell 5:39
12 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: The fife, and all the harmony of war
Henry Purcell 3:06
13 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Let these amongst themselves contest
Henry Purcell 3:16
14 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Hail, bright Cecilia!
Henry Purcell 2:09
15 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: With rapture of delight
Henry Purcell 0:57
16 Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Z. 328: Hail, bright Cecilia!
Henry Purcell 1:18

Credits

CD 1: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626

alto vocals [Spirit]:
Paul Esswood (tracks 5, 15)
baritone vocals [Aeneas, a Trojan prince]:
Barry McDaniel (tracks 5–6, 14–15, 21)
chorus master:
Jürgen Jürgens (tracks 1–23)
composer:
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (tracks 3, 3, 5–6, 6, 6–8, 8, 8–9, 9, 9–12, 12, 12, 14, 16, 18–19, 19–23)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1689) (tracks 1–4, 4–5, 8, 13–15, 17–18, 21, 21–23)
conductor:
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (tracks 1–23)
contralto vocals [Second Witch]:
Margaret Lensky (Contralto and composer) (tracks 9, 16, 18)
librettist:
Nahum Tate (tracks 2–3, 3, 3–4, 4–5, 5–6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8–9, 9, 9–10, 12–14, 14–19, 19, 21, 21–22, 22–23)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Dido, Queen of Carthage]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 3–5, 14, 21–22)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Sorceress]:
Patricia Johnson (mezzo-soprano vocalist) (tracks 8–9, 16, 18–19)
orchestra:
Kammerorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks (1945–2016: NDR Sinfonieorchester) (tracks 1–23)
soprano vocals [Belinda, Queen's confidante]:
Sheila Armstrong (tracks 2–6, 12, 14, 21)
soprano vocals [First Witch / Second Woman]:
Margaret Baker (soprano) (tracks 4, 8–9, 13, 16, 18)
tenor vocals [First Sailor]:
Nigel Rogers (track 17)
arrangements:
Wayward Sisters (Klaus Nomi version) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Concerto in Pieces (track 8)
later versions:
Remember Me (track 22)
orchestrations:
Dido's Lament (track 22)
part of:
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act III (number) (tracks 17–18, 18–21, 21, 21–22, 22–23)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act I (number) (tracks 2–3, 3, 3–4, 4–5, 5–6, 6, 6–7)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act II (number) (tracks 8, 8, 8, 8–9, 9, 9–12, 12–14, 14–15)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act II (tracks 12, 16, 16)
recording of:
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act II. The Groves Dance (interstitial, unnumbered, end of Act II) (track 16)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act III. Cupids’ Dance (interstitial, unnumbered, end of Act III) (track 23)
Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: Act II. Gittar Ground a Dance (interstitial, unnumbered) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Suite (track 22)

CD 2: Hail, bright Cecilia!, Z. 328 Ode for St. Cecilia's Day

balance engineer:
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (tracks 1–16)
bass vocals [I]:
Michael Rippon (1969-01) (tracks 2, 8, 13, 15)
bass vocals [II]:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (1969-01) (tracks 4, 9, 13)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1969-01) (tracks 3, 6–7, 14, 16)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir (1969-01) (tracks 3, 6–7, 14, 16)
composer:
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (1969-01) (tracks 1–16)
countertenor vocals [I]:
Paul Esswood (1969-01) (tracks 5, 8, 10–12, 15)
countertenor vocals [II]:
Roland Tatnell (Countertenor) (1969-01) (tracks 8, 15)
executive producer:
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (tracks 1–16)
orchestra:
English Chamber Orchestra (1969-01) (tracks 1–3, 5–16)
tenor vocals:
Alexander Young (tenor) (1969-01) (tracks 11, 15)
treble vocals:
Simon Woolf (1969-01) (tracks 4, 7)
recorded at:
Brent Town Hall (Wembley Town Hall) in Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1969-01) (tracks 1–16)
is the basis for:
part of:
partial recording of:
recording of:

Release

part of: The Originals (Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion)
ASIN: US: B0006ZFQOE [info]
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/mr0002706375 [info]
purchase for download: https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/cat/4775350 [info]