HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): Lord, what is man, lost man?, O solitude, in the black, dismal dungeon of despair, Lord, I can suffer thy rebukes, Voluntaries in G & C, In guilty night (Saul and the Witch of Endor), Plung'd in the confines of despair, Awake, ye dead, The earth trembled, My op'ning eyes are purg'd, With sick and famish'd eyes, Ground in C, O, I'm sick of life, Close thine eyes, Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II.
Catalogue Number: 10L019
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Last month it was a Hyperion reissue of Purcell's theatre music. Now we have a DG reissue of his sacred songs, the majority of which are penitential, offering plenty of opportunities for the chromatic lines and dissonant harmonies at which he excelled. Texts included. Gabrieli Consort and Players; Paul McCreesh. Original 1995 DG Archiv release.