Purcell Harmonia Sacra

Purcell Harmonia Sacra

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Harmonia Sacra presents Purcell in sombre mood, and it results in one of the finest Purcell discs available. An anthology of pieces for one to four voices with continuo on spiritual themes, it is performed with McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players’ usual excellence and attention to detail.

Excerpt: “O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice”

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“There is some superb vocal writing, and superb performances that perfectly convey the devotional impulse of the music… a well-performed and engaging set.”BBC Music Magazine

“This collection brings together some of Purcell’s powerfully evocative, varied settings to the bleakest texts… clearly recorded and beautifully played and sung.”Fanfare

DG Archiv

0289 445 8292 5 DDD AH

April 1995