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Purcell - Evening Prayer

Song NameComposer
Rejoice in the Lord alway ('The Bell Anthem')Henry Purcell
Remember not, Lord, our offencesHenry Purcell
I was gladHenry Purcell
O Lord, rebuke me notHenry Purcell
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within meHenry Purcell
Now that the sun hath veiled his light ('An Evening Hymn')-Henry Purcell
Hear my prayer, O LordHenry Purcell
My heart is inditingHenry Purcell

Directed by Joseph Jennings

The Bay Area's acclaimed 12-man vocal ensemble celebrates the release of their 27th recording, collaborating with the dynamic instrument ensemble Capriccio Stravagante, directed by Skip Sempe. Henry Purcell (1659-95), son of a Royal musician, wrote beautiful, expressive church music, from the ecstatic to the sublime. Eight songs, from a lovely 8-minute opening cut, "Rejoice in the Lord alway" and the jubilant "I was glad," written for James II's coronation, to the short, deeply moving "Hear My Prayer, O Lord" and the 16-minute final cut, "My heart is inditing," Purcell's grandest composition for the church. The perfect accompaniment of Capriccio fits perfectly with Chanticleer's flawless singing. "Evening" is inspirational and pleasing on many levels. Beautiful, extensive liner notes.

Item code: 6939C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Early Music | A Cappella | Male | United States

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