HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): The Complete Ayres for the Theatre - Music in The Prophetess, King Arthur, The Fairy Queen, The Indian Queen, The Married Beau, The Old Batchelor, Amphitryon, The Double Dealer, Distress'd Innocence, The Gordion Knot Unty'd, Abdelazar, Bonduca, The Virtuous Wife, Timon of Athens, Sonata "while the sun rises" and Symphony in The Fairy Queen, Overture to Sir Anthony Love, Overture in G Minor.

Catalogue Number: 09L023

Label: Hyperion

Reference: CDS 44381/3

Format: CD

Price: $32.98

Description: This 1697 publication was the first printed collection devoted entirely to Purcell's incidental music used in the London theatres. Possibly edited by the composer's brother Daniel, the sequence does not follow the action of the plays but varies the mood and tries to maintain key relationships. Four pieces not in the original publication are included as an appendix. 3 CDs. The Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman. Original 1995 Hyperion release.


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