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Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen

Album UK 1971 on Decca label
Classical (Baroque)

Box set comes with a 16-page libretto

PortraitHenry Purcell , 1659-1695 GB
album by
PortraitOwen Brannigan voc, 1908-1973 GB
bass vocals, 1st bass
PortraitJohn Shirley-Quirk voc, 1931-2014 GB
bass vocals, 2nd bass
PortraitMartin Gatt bsn, *1936 GB
PortraitKenneth Heath vc, GB
cello, cello continuo
PortraitThe Ambrosian Opera Chorus , *1951
PortraitJames Bowman voc, *1941 GB
countertenor vocals, 1st counter-tenor
PortraitCharles Brett voc, *1941 GB
countertenor vocals, 2nd counter-tenor
PortraitBenjamin Britten p, 1913-1976 GB
edited by, conductor
PortraitPhilip Ledger p, hps, 1937-2012 GB
harpsichord, harpsichord continuo
PortraitKenneth Sillito vn, GB
PortraitAlfreda Hodgson voc, 1940-1992 GB
mezzo-soprano vocals
PortraitPeter Graeme ob, 1921-2012 GB
PortraitEnglish Chamber Orchestra ,
PortraitJennifer Vyvyan ss, voc, 1925-1974 GB
soprano vocals, 1st soprano
PortraitMary Wells ,
soprano vocals, 2nd soprano
PortraitNorma Burrowes voc, *1944 IE
soprano vocals, 3rd soprano
PortraitPeter Pears voc, 1910-1986 GB
tenor vocals, 1st tenor
PortraitIan Partridge voc, *1938 GB
tenor vocals, 2nd tenor
Imogen Holst edited by
Henry Purcell
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Part I: Oberon's BirthdayHenry Purcell
2SymphonyHenry Purcell
3Now The Night Is Chas'd AwayHenry Purcell
4Let The Fifes And The ClarionsHenry Purcell
5DanceHenry Purcell
6When A Cruel Long WInterHenry Purcell
7Hail! Great ParentHenry Purcell
8Thus The Ever Grateful SpringHenry Purcell
9Here's The Summer, Sprightly, GayHenry Purcell
10See, My Many-Coloured FieldsHenry Purcell
11Next, Winter Comes SlowlyHenry Purcell
12Hail! Great ParentHenry Purcell
13Part II: Night And SilenceHenry Purcell
14PreludeHenry Purcell
15Come All Ye Songsters Of The SkyHenry Purcell
16The SongstersHenry Purcell
17May The God Of Wit InspireHenry Purcell
18EchoHenry Purcell
19Now Join Your Warbling Voices AllHenry Purcell
20Scene Of The Drunken PoetHenry Purcell
21See, Even Night Herself Is HereHenry Purcell
22I Am Come To Lock All FastHenry Purcell
23One Charming NightHenry Purcell
24Hush! No More!Henry Purcell
25Dance For The Followers Of NightHenry Purcell
26Part III: The Sweet PassionHenry Purcell
27OvertureHenry Purcell
28If Love's A Sweet PassionHenry Purcell
29The Plaint: O Let Me WeepHenry Purcell
30DialogueHenry Purcell
31Dance For The HaymakersHenry Purcell
32A Thousand, Thousand WaysHenry Purcell
33HornpipeHenry Purcell
34 RondeauHenry Purcell
35 Part IV: EpithalamiumHenry Purcell
36 SymphonyHenry Purcell
37 Hark! Th'Echoing AirHenry Purcell
38 Sure The Dull God Of MarriageHenry Purcell
39 See, I ObeyHenry Purcell
40 Turn Then Thine EyesHenry Purcell
41 My Torch IndeedHenry Purcell
42 They Shall Be As HappyHenry Purcell
43 ChaconneHenry Purcell
44 They Shall Be As HappyHenry Purcell

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