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Purcell: A Celebration!

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James joins Iestyn Davies and The King’s Consort in Versailles to explore a programme of duets, including Purcell’s heartfelt elegy to Queen Mary and Blow’s ravishing tribute on the tragic death of Purcell.

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
A Celebration !

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Hark how the songsters
In vain the am'rous flute
O solitude, my sweetest choice
Sing, sing ye druids
Chaconne extrait de Dioclesian
Since the toils and the hazards
Since from my dear Astrea's sight
No, resistance is but vain
Sound the trumpet

John Blow (1649-1708)
Ah heav'n, what is't I hear?
An Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell

Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
Lord, I have sinned
A hymn to God the Father