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Gabrieli Consort

Purcell - The Fairy Queen, 1692

  • Type CD
  • Label Signum Classics
  • UPC 0635212061527
  • Catalog number SIGCD 615
  • Release date 27 March 2020
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Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play not frequently performed in the late 17th century, nor very well regarded (“the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life” - Samuel Pepys’ diary, 1662). Despite this, the play would go on to work well within an opera, as the characters of Pyramus and Thisbe could conjure up singing and dancing accomplices. Purcell’s masterful composition, Gabrieli’s first-class performance, and McCreesh’s superb interpretation demonstrate why their recordings are seen as some of the best in classical music today.

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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude
     
    01:41
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Hornpipe
     
    01:01
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Air
     
    01:22
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Rondeau
     
    01:36
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Overture
     
    01:32
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – Come, Let Us Leave the Town
     
    02:43
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Scene of the Drunken Poet (Two Fairies, Poet & Chorus)
     
    06:18
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Jig
     
    01:08
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – Come All Ye Songsters
     
    02:09
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony in Imitation of Birds
     
    01:17
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – May The God of Wit Inspire
     
    01:18
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony in Imitation of an Echo
     
    01:52
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Chorus – Now Join Your Warbling Voices All
     
    00:33
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song, Chorus & Dance – Sing While We Trip It (Fairy)
     
    02:11
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – See, Even Night Herself is Here (Night)
     
    05:06
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – I Am Come to Lock All Fast (Mystery)
     
    01:38
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – One Charming Night (Secrecy)
     
    02:26
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song & Chorus – Hush, No More (Sleep)
     
    04:15
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance For the Followers of Night
     
    01:40
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Second Act Tune – Air
     
    01:35
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude, Song & Chorus – If Love’s a Sweet Passion (Nymph & Fawn)
     
    05:23
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony While the Swans Come Forward
     
    02:22
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance for the Fairies
     
    00:42
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance for the Green Men
     
    01:39
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Ye Gentle Spirits of the Air (Nymph)
     
    05:37
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Dialogue – Now the Maids and the Men are Making of Hay (Coridon & Mopsa)
     
    03:49
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance for the Haymakers
     
    00:54
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining (Nymph)
     
    02:30
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song & Chorus – A Thousand, Thousand Ways
     
    02:03
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Third Act Tune – Hornpipe
     
    01:08
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony – Prelude / Canzona / Largo / Allegro / Adagio / Allegro
     
    06:12
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song & Chorus – Now the Night is Chas’d Away
     
    02:04
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Let the Fifes and the Clarions (2nd & 3rd Attendants)
     
    02:04
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony for the Entry of Phoebus
     
    00:33
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – When a Cruel Long Winter (Phoebus)
     
    02:52
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Chorus – Hail! Great Parent of us All (I)
     
    02:01
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – Thus the Ever Grateful Spring (Spring)
     
    02:00
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – Here’s The Summer (Summer)
     
    01:48
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – See my Many Colour’d Fields (Autumn)
     
    03:15
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Next, Winter Comes Slowly (Winter)
     
    02:38
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Chorus – Hail! Great Parent of us All (II)
     
    02:05
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Fourth Act Tune – Air
     
    01:15
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Interlude – O Let Me Weep (The Plaint)
     
    07:52
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude & Song – Thrice Happy Lovers (Juno)
     
    04:10
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Entry Dance
     
    01:25
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Symphony
     
    01:05
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Thus the Gloomy World (Chinese Man)
     
    04:50
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude, Song & Chorus – Thus Happy And Free (Chinese Woman)
     
    01:16
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Yes, Daphne (Chinese Man)
     
    02:38
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance for the Monkeys
     
    01:01
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – Hark How All Things With One Sound Rejoice (2nd Woman)
     
    02:07
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song & Chorus – Hark The Echoing Air a Triumph Sings (1st Woman)
     
    02:27
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song & Chorus – Sure the Dull God of Marriage / Hymen Appear (1st & 2nd Women)
     
    03:01
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Prelude as Hymen Enters
     
    00:47
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – See, I Obey / Turn Then Thine Eyes / My Torch, Indeed (Hymen & 1st & 2nd Women)
     
    04:07
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Song – They Shall be as Happy as They’re Fair (1st & 2nd Women)
     
    02:10
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    The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (Suckling/McCreesh Edition) Dance for Chinese Man & Woman – Chaconne
     
    02:40

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