“Son of England” with Le Poème Harmonique

 

Released on April 2017

Alpha Classics

Following his death on 21 November 1695, caused by a fatal chill, Purcell’s funeral was celebrated with great pomp at Westminster Abbey, and his body buried in its precincts, an exceptional honour, at the Crown’s expense. A deluge of poetic and musical homages saluted this blest son of England, among them Jeremiah Clarke’s ode Come, come along, now unjustly forgotten.

Les Cris de Paris
Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre, conductor

Programme

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) 
Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary II
Welcome to All the Pleasures Z 339
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