Thursday 17 January 2019 7:30PM

The Sixteen; Harry Christophers conductor

Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II


  • The Sixteen
  • Harry Christophers conductor

Harry Christophers and his choir include odes welcoming Charles II back to London from his annual visits to Newmarket, alongside excerpts from Purcell’s incidental music to Nathaniel Lee’s 1680 tragedy.

  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • The Lord is my light Z55
      • Theodosius, or The Force of Love Z606
        • Prepare, the rites begin!
        • Canst thou, Marina
        • The gate to bliss
        • Hark! Behold the heavn'ly choir
        • Now, now the fight's done
        • God save our sov'reign Charles Z250
        • Swifter, Isis, swifter flow (Welcome Song for King Charles II) Z336
  • Interval
  • Henry Purcell
      • Theodosius, or The Force of Love Z606
        • Sad as death
        • Dream no more
        • Hail to the myrtle shade
        • In Nomine a6 Z746
  • John Taverner (c.1490-1545)
      • Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas
        • Benedictus
  • Henry Purcell
        • In Nomine a7 Z747
        • The summer's absence unconcerned we bear (Welcome Song for King Charles II) Z337

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