A Purcell Songbook
Emma Kirkby
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4767467
Barcode
00028947674672
Format
1-CD
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Hark! Hark! How all things
Crown the altar, deck the shrine
If music be the food of love
Not all my torments
O, O let me weep
I attempt from love’s sickness to fly
Olinda in the shades unseen
Urge me no more
Bess of Bedlam
Lovely, lovely Albina
Sweeter than roses
Dear pretty youth
When first Amintas sued for a kiss
The cares of lovers
Ye gentle spirits of the air
An evening Hymn

Emma Kirkby
Christopher Hogwood
Anthony Rooley
Richard Campbell
Catherine Mackintosh

Recording information

Recording Producer: Peter Wadland
Sound Engineer: John Pellowe
Recording Location: Forde Abbey, Somerset, October 1982

Reviews

‘The 16 Purcell songs and airs in this recital, some familiar, some rarely heard, are arranged in a pleasing order for continuous listening but, of course, can be selected or re-arranged at the touch of a CD button. Emma Kirkby’s pure white tone is a joy throughout, her diction immaculate and her technique equal to all the demands of Purcell’s many notes to a word… with nice decorations in repeated passages’ Gramophone