Henry Purcell, Shelagh Molyneux, John Noble, William Cole, Gillian Steele, Peter McCarthy, London Bach Society Chorus, Paul Steinitz - I Will Sing Unto The Lord album
Henry Purcell (/ˈpɜːrsəl, pərˈsɛl/) (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no later native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century.
London Bach Society Chorus, The Steinitz Bach Players (English Chamber Orchestra). The solo arias are performed by the relevant section of the Choir. Birthday Bach : the London Bach Society celebrate their 21st birthday with a programme of their favourite Bach cantata movements. Soprano: Shelagh Molyneux; Counter-tenor: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Ian Partridge; Bass: John Noble.
O sing unto the Lord. Opus/Catalogue NumberOp. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat.
Purcell was born in 1659 to Henry Purcell, master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, and his wife Elizabeth. When he was five, his father died, forcing his mother to resettle the family of six children into a more modest house and lifestyle. With his royal duties reduced, he was able to pursue other opportunities, including teaching and writing for other organizations. He then collaborated with John Dryden on King Arthur in 1691, and also composed the music for The Fairy-Queen (1692), based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream both productions also scoring triumphs.
Henry Purcell composed his earliest anthem, ‘Lord, who can tell’, in 1678, and the next year he was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey in succession to the composer John Blow who had once been his teacher and mentor. He wrote songs for John Playford's ‘Choice Ayres, Songs and Dialogues’ along with an anthem for the Chapel Royal in 1679. He was especially impressed with the basso profondo voice of the Rev. John Gostling, a gentleman of His Majesty's Chapel, for whom he composed several anthems. He composed the music for ‘Come, Ye Sons of Art’ in 1694. It proved to be the final ode he wrote for the queen as she died at the end of that year.
Henry Purcell Senior, whose older brother Thomas Purcell (d. 1682) was also a musician, was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King Charles II of England. Henry the elder had three sons: Edward, Henry and Daniel. Daniel Purcell (d. 1717), the youngest of the brothers, was also a prolific composer who wrote the music for much of the final act of The Indian Queen after Henry Purcell's death. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (Winchester Cathedral Choir, Baroque Brass of London, Brandenburg Consort feat. organ: David Hill) released: 1994. Ten Sonatas in IV Parts released: 1994. Music for a while (The Academy of Ancient Music feat. conductor: Christopher Hogwood) released: 1994. King Arthur released: 1994. Bach, Handel, Purcell, etc. released: Miserere: Lamentations released: The World of Henry Purcell released: Evening Prayer released
|A2||Lord, I Can Suffer Thy Rebukes||4:58|
|A4||Great God And Just||3:35|
|A5||Lord, Not To Us||0:58|
|A7||O Lord Our Governor||4:41|
|B1||O God, The King Of Glory||1:49|
|B2||Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation)||8:05|
|B3||Gloria Patri (3 Parts)||0:58|
|B4||Gloria Patri (4 Parts)||0:46|
|B5||Early, O Lord, My Fainting Soul||5:16|
|B6||I Will Sing Unto The Lord||2:59|
|B7||O All Ye People||2:46|
- Bass Vocals – John Noble
- Cello – Gillian Steele*
- Chorus – London Bach Society Chorus*
- Composed By – Henry Purcell
- Conductor – Paul Steinitz
- Double Bass – Peter McCarthy
- Organ – William Cole, MVO*
- Soprano Vocals – Shelagh Molyneux