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Ensemble Correspondances

Purcell and Charpentier

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After his death Henry Purcell was mourned as ‘Orpheus Britannicus’. In a programme in which ‘Orpheus Sings’, his connections with the legendary singer are celebrated alongside those of a French contemporary whose chamber opera was written for private performance in 1686.

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  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
      • Welcome to all the pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day) Z339
        • Here the Deities approve
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
        • La descente d'Orphée aux enfers H488 (Act 1)
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
      • The Fairy Queen Z629
        • If Love's a sweet passion
      • Theodosius, or The Force of Love Z606
        • Prepare, the rites begin!
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier
        • La descente d'Orphée aux enfers H488 (Act 2)
  • Henry Purcell
      • Celestial music did the gods inspire Z322
        • When Orpheus sang all Nature did rejoice

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