Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II, Volume III. Album by The Sixteen.
Purcell’s genius abounds throughout the latest volume of The Sixteen’s celebrated exploration of his music for monarchy. Rarely recorded in recent years, Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble breathe fresh life into these exquisite works, including two Welcome Songs and one of Purcell’s most famous verse anthems, Rejoice in the Lord alway.
1. Rejoice in the Lord alway Z.49
2. Chaconne ‘Two in one upon a ground’ Z.627
3. Close thine eyes and sleep secure Z.184
4. Blow, Boreas, blow Z.589
5. O all ye people, clap your hands Z.138
6. Catch: Come, my hearts, play your parts Z.246
7-12. WELCOME SONG: What shall be done in behalf of the man? Z.341
13. Overture in D minor Z.771
14. Thy genius, lo! Z.604
15. O praise the Lord, all ye heathen Z.43
16. Retir’d from any mortal’s sight Z.581
17-24. WELCOME SONG: From those serene and rapturous joys Z.326
Total Running Time 74.05