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England, My England
The Soundtrack Recording

with links to Synopsis and Cast Listthe music used in the film, plus CD notes by Michael WhiteHistorical background - plus chronological timelineComing soon - Biographies of all the main charactersContemporary quotes on people and events in the filmSets and Locations - links to sites used in filmPlease sign my guestbookSources, links and credits
 



Sonata for trumpet and strings in D            (David Blackadder, trumpet)
  I (Allegro)
  II Adagio
  III (Allegro)

The Married Beau
  Overture

Birthday Song for Queen Mary, 1694
  Come ye sons of art (No.2)           (Michael Chance, countertenor)
   Sound the trumpet (No.3)
 (plus Chorus repeat: "Come ye sons of art")
                                                        (Michael Chance, James Bowman, countertenors)

Saul and the Witch of Endor ("In guilty night")
                                   (Jennifer Smith, soprano, Paul Agnew, tenor, David Thomas, bass)

The Indian Queen
  Adagio

King Arthur            (Lynne Dawson, soprano)
  Fairest Isle

Upon a quiet conscience ("Close thine eyes and sleep secure")
                                     (Lynne Dawson, soprano, Peter Harvey, baritone)

Dido and Aeneas                        (Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano)
  Dido's lament ("Thy hand, Belinda" - "When I am laid in earth")

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
  March
  "Man that is born of a woman"
  Canzona
  "In the midst of life we are in death" (plus Canzona repeat)
  "Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts" (plus March repeat)

Abdelazer
  Rondeau

King Arthur
Act I                (Paul Agnew, tenor)
  "Come if you dare"
Act III            (Nancy Argenta, soprano, Stephen Varcoe, baritone)
  PreludeCD Cover
  "What ho! thou genius of this isle"
  "What power art thou"
  "Thou doting fool"
  "Great love, I know thee now"
  "No part of my dominion"
  Prelude
  "See, see, we assemble"
  "'Tis love that has warm'd us"
  "Sound a parley"
  Third Act Tune: Hornpipe
 
 

Monteverdi Choir
Caroline Ashton, Donna Deam, Suzanne Flowers, Lucinda Houghton, Nicola Jenkin,
Angela Kazimierczuk, Katie Pringle, Gill Ross, sopranos
Jaime Burton, David Clegg, David Gould, William Missin, Peter Nardone,
Richard Wyn Roberts, altos
Robert Burt, Robert Jonston, Julian Podger, Nicolas Robertson, Paul Tindall, tenors
Alan Brafield, Julian Clarkson, Noel Mann, Simon Oberst, Charles Pott,
Richard Savage, basses
 
 

English Baroque Soloists
Alison Bury (Leader), Pauline Nobes, Lucy Howard, Peter Lissauer, Sarah Bealby-Wright, Hildburg Williams, Adrian Butterfield, first violins
Maya Homburger (Principal), Roy Mowatt, Henrietta Wayne, Anne Schumann,
Stephen Jones, Catherine Ford, second violins
Annette Isserlis, Rosemary Nalden, Pamela Cresswell, violas
Timothy Mason (Principal and Continuo), David Watkin (Principal and Continuo),
Christopher Poffley, cellos
Valerie Botwright, double-bass
Michael Niesemann, Catherine Latham, Cherry Forbes, oboes
Philip Turbett, bassoon
David Blackadder, Philip Bainbridge, trumpets
Jakob Lindberg, lute
Christopher Hind, Glyn Matthews, William Lockhart, percussion
Alastair Ross, Ian Watson, keyboards
Crispian Steele-Perkins, David Blackadder, Susan Addison, Stephen Saunders, flat trumpets

Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot Gardiner is acknowledged as a key figure in the revival of early music.  He scored a unique 'double' in 1994 as recipient of Artist of the Year awards, from both the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Germany) and the Gramophone (UK).
 

Erato Disques, S.a., Paris, France, 1995, 0630-10700-2
 
 

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To:   Purcell - The Music
 
 

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