Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

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Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Celebrate this festival "Birthday ode for Queen Mary, 1693"
Heather Harper (Soprano); Josephine Veasey (Mezzo-Sopano); David Bowman (Baritone); Peter Pears (Tenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Ambrosian Singers / English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1967/03/01 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
VIDEO UNRELEASED RECORDING, in search

Heather Harper (Soprano); Josephine Veasey (Mezzo-Sopano); James Bowman (Countertenor); Peter Pears (Tenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Ambrosian Singers / English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1967/03/02 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
CD (1) DECCA - Britten at Aldeburgh - 466 819-2 DM

Dido and Aeneas, Opera in three acts, real. and ed. Britten & I. Holst, Z. 626
Claire Watson (Soprano); Peter Pears (Tenor); Jeanette Sinclair (Soprano); Arda Mandikian (Mezzo-Sopano); Jean Allister (Alto); Patricia Clark (Soprano); John Hahessy (Alto); Rosemary Philips (Voice); Michael Ronayne (Treble)
George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Purcell Singers / English Opera Group (Chamber Orchestra) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1959/09/29 & 1959/09/30 - BBC Studios, London, England
CD (1) BBC - Legends - Britten the Performer - BBCB 8003-2

Janet Baker (Mezzo-Sopano); Peter Pears (Tenor); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Felicity Lott (Soprano); Anna Reynolds (Mezzo-Sopano); Felicity Palmer (Soprano); Alfreda Hodgson (Contralto); Timothy Everett (Voice); Robert Tear (Tenor)
London Opera Chorus / Aldeburgh Festival Strings conducted by Steuart Bedford
1975/12/22 - Kingsway Hall, London, England
CD (2) DECCA - Double - 4685612

Dido and Aeneas - Excerpts
John Lawrensen; Jeanette Sinclair (Soprano)
Israel Baker (Violin)
English Opera Group Chorus / English Opera Group Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten
1962 - Slottsteater, Drottningholm, Sweden
CD (2) MUSIC & ARTS - 295

Dido and Aeneas - When I am laid in earth, Z. 626
Janet Baker (Mezzo-Sopano)
English Opera Group Chorus conducted by Benjamin Britten
1962/05/16 - Slottsteater, Drottningholm, Sweden
CD (1) CAPRICE RECORDS - CAP 21512, in search

Dulcibella, whene'er I sue for a kiss, real. Britten, Z. 482
James Bowman (Countertenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1971/06/26 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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Fantasia n13 in F Major, A 746 "Upon one note"
Benjamin Britten (Viola)
Zorian String Quartet
1946/11/04 - EMI Studio N3, Abbey Road, London, England
LP (2) EMI CLASSICS - RLS 748

Let the dreadful engines of eternal will, Z. 578/3
John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1971/06/26 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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Morning hymn - Thou wakeful shepherd
Peter Pears (Tenor)
Terence Weil (Cello); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
LP (1) DECCA - 411 919-1, in search

O Lord, grant the Queen a long life
Alfred Deller (Alto); Peter Pears (Tenor); Norman Lumsden (Bass)
Ralph Downes (Organ)
Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra conducted by Imogen Holst
1953/06/20, Aldeburgh Festival, Opening Concert - Aldeburgh Parish Church, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
LP (1) DECCA - LONDON - LL 808; LP (1) DECCA - LXT 2798, in search

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary - Selections, Z. 323 "Come, ye sons of art"
Peter Pears (Speaker)
Heather Harper (Soprano); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Peter Graeme (Oboe)
Ensemble conducted by Philip Ledger
1970/06/05 - Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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Songs from Orpheus Britannicus - Sweeter than roses, real. Britten
James Bowman (Countertenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1971/06/26 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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James Bowman (Countertenor)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1972/11/28 & 1972/11/29 - Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
CD (1) DECCA - Eloquence - 476 8492; CD (1) DECCA - LONDON - ADRM - 425 716-2

The Fairy Queen, A Masque, devised by Pears, real. and ed. Britten & I. Holst, Z. 629
Thomas Hemsley (Bass); Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); Elsie Morison (Soprano); Peter Pears (Tenor); John Whitworth (Countertenor); Trevor Anthony (Bass); Peter Boggis (Countertenor)
The Saint Anthony Singers / Boyd Neel Orchestra conducted by Anthony Lewis
1957
LP (3) L'OISEAU-LYRE - OL 50139/41

Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); Mary Wells (Soprano); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Alfreda Hodgson (Mezzo-Sopano); James Bowman (Countertenor); Charles Brett (Countertenor); Peter Pears (Tenor); Ian Partridge (Tenor); Owen Brannigan (Bass); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Philip Ledger (Harpsichord); Kenneth Heath (Cello); Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Peter Graeme (Oboe)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus conducted by Benjamin Britten / English Chamber Orchestra (leader Kenneth Sillito) conducted by Benjamin Britten
1970/09/18 to 1970/09/21 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
CD (2) DECCA - Double - 4685612; CD (1) DECCA - Serenata - 433 163-2 DM2

Trumpet voluntary, arr. Wood
The Trumpeters of Kneller Hall, Royal Military School of Music / London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Alwyn
Mono
45 rpm (1) DECCA - CEP 736

When Myra sings, real. Britten, Z. 521
Peter Pears (Tenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1971/06/26 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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When night her purple veil, Cantata for Baritone, real. Britten
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Members of the Alberni String Quartet
1965/06/24, Aldeburgh Festival - Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
CD (1) BBC - Legends - Britten the Performer - BBCB 8003-2
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When the cock begins to crow, real. Britten
James Bowman (Countertenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1971/06/26 - Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
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James Bowman (Countertenor); John Shirley-Quirck (Bass)
Benjamin Britten (Piano)
1972/11/22 & 1972/11/23 - Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, England
CD (1) DECCA - Eloquence - 476 8492