Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

Songs from Orpheus Britannicus

Cast
soprano
Agnès Mellon
harpsichord
Christophe Rousset
bass viol
Wieland Kuijken
Songs from Orpheus Britannicus Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

“Henry Playford advertised Orpheus Britannicus as containing all of Henry Purcell’s ‘choicest songs’. In fact, the selection was made largely from works written during the last five years of the composer’s life, when he was working mainly as a theater composer. (…)”

Peter Holman

© 1993 AUVIDIS

Listen to
an excerpt

1 CD ASTRÉE / AUVIDIS E 8757

Recorded in June 1992 at the church of Saint Hippolyte, Tarn, France.