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Purcell: Theatre Music, Vol. 2: The Married Beau - The Old Bachelor - Sir Anthony Love - The Spanish Friar - Aureng-Zebe

Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon, Johane Ansell, Jason Nedecky

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"... Canadian vocal and instrumental Aradia Ensemble, under its director Kevin Mallon, performs stylishly and with sensibility."
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The Married Beau, or The Curious Impertinent, Z. 603  
1
Overture
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:53
2
Slow Air
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:30
3
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:25
4
Air
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:40
5
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:25
6
Jig
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:26
7
Trumpet Air
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:50
8
Act V: Song: See where repenting Celia lyes
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:03
9
March
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:27
10
Hornpipe On A Ground
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:36
The Spanish Friar, or The Double Discovery, Z. 610  
11
Song: Whilst I with grief did on you look
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:06
Sir Anthony Love, or The Rambling Lady, Z. 588  
12
Overture
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:41
13
Act II: Song: Pursuing Beauty, Men descry
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
4:59
14
Act IV: Dialogue: No more, Sir, no more
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Jason Nedecky; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:39
15
Act V: Song: In vain Clemene, you bestow
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:43
Aureng-Zebe, Z. 573  
16
Song: I see she flies me ev'rywhere
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:49
The Old Bachelor, Z. 607  
17
Overture
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:22
18
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:53
19
Act II: Song: Thus to a ripe, consenting maid
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:11
20
Slow Air
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:17
21
Hornpipe
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:26
22
Act III: Duet: As Amoret and Thyrsis lay
Henry Purcell; Johane Ansell; Jason Nedecky; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
3:08
23
Rondeau
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:11
24
Menuet
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:39
25
Bourée
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:12
26
March
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
2:08
27
Jig
Henry Purcell; Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon
1:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:16
This is the second volume of Purcell's theatre music from Toronto early music group the Aradia Ensemble, led by Kevin Mallon. Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre, an aspect of his oeuvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works on this recording are two of the most celebrated of the age: John Dryden and William Congreve. For their "semi-operas," Purcell produced incidental music and songs of vitality, wit and imaginative text settings that offer an intriguing look into the world of Restoration drama.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

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