Sortie le : 21 avril 2012

Référence : AP027

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Sortie le : 21 avril 2012

Référence : AP027

Purcell : Harmonia Sacra




On en parle

“Rosemary Joshua brings to these accounts all the aplomb of a Baroque diva, with her sharply etched diction, perspicuous dramatic insights and varied vocal timbres...It would be easy for Joshua to steal the show, but the instrumentalists respond to her pliant vocal lines with sensitively articulated continuo playing.”
BBC Music Magazine

“For a singer who began her career in the early 1990s, Joshua sounds astonishingly fresh — Emma Kirkby like in the purity of her sound, although she brings a wider palette of colour to this kind of music than the veteran early-music diva ever did.” 
The Sunday Times

“Joshua brings vocal security and textual intelligence to these works and though a slightly flighty vibrato sometimes threatens the music's intimacy, it does not get in the way of superbly realised greater dramatic truth. The continuo accompaniments are as sensitively accomplished as one would expect from such a line-up...If this is a sober disc, it is also one which reeks of Purcell's genius.” Gramophone

Liste des pistes

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Harmonia Sacra
1. Tell me, some pitying angel (The blessed Virgin’s expostulation)
2. In the black, dismal dungeon of despair
3. We sing to him, whose wisdom form’d the ear
4. Air en sol mineur / in G minor
5. Great God, and just (A penitential hymn)
6. My song shall be alway (psalm 89)
7. Ground en ré mineur / in D minor
8. Lord, what is man?
9. Let the night perish (Job’s curse)
10. Chaconne en sol mineur / in G minor
11. The night is come (An evening hymn)
12. With sick and famish’d eyes
13. How have I stray’d

Suite en sol mineur / in G minor
14. Prelude
15. Allemande
16. Courante
17. Sarabande
18. My opening eyes are purged (A divine song of the Passion of our Saviour)
19. How long, great God (The aspiration)
20. Ground en do mineur / in C minor
21. Sleep, Adam, and take thy rest
22. Thou wakeful shepherd (A morning hymn)
23. The earth trembled (On our Saviour’s Passion)
24. Now that the sun hath veil’d his light (An evening hymn on a ground)

Total 75’41

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