Purcell: Complete Chamber Music

Purcell: Complete Chamber Music
Composer Henry Purcell
Artist Musica Amphion
Pieter-Jan Belder harpsichord, organ and concert master
Format 7 CD
Cat. number 93647
EAN code 5028421936475
Release April 2006

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A rare treat: instrumental chamber music by Henry Purcell. In spite of his past and present international fame too little attention has been paid to this part of his oeuvre. This collection offers a great variety: from ‘the Staircase overture’ to voluntaries for organ.

Henry Purcell’s present fame is mainly based on some dramatic works – Dido and Aeneas -, his anthems and numerous songs. In his relatively short life he managed to compose in every genre usual at the time. Well hidden among a vast amount of vocal music lies a relatively small collection of chamber music pieces.

Together with Handel, Henry Purcell was and is England’s most important baroque composer. He was also an organist and as such left behind remarkable little for his instrument. Pieter-Jan Belder - the keyboard player who also recorded the complete Scarlatti sonatas - combined this with Purcell’s varied music for harpsichord, which includes eight suites. Here, together with, his ensemble Musica Amphion, he also performs the bulk of Purcell’s chamber music: listen and enjoy.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: I. Adagio
  2. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: II. Vivace
  3. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: III. Adagio, presto
  4. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: IV. Largo
  5. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: I. Adagio
  6. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: II. Largo, presto
  7. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: III. Adagio
  8. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: IV. Allegro
  9. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: I. Grave, Adagio
  10. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: II. Canzona
  11. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: III. Poco largo, allegro
  12. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: I. Adagio
  13. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: II. Canzona
  14. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: III. Poco Largo
  15. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: IV. Allegro
  16. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, Z. 794: I. Canzona
  17. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, Z. 794: II. Adagio
  18. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, Z. 794: III. Largo
  19. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, Z. 794: IV. Grave, canzona
  20. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: I. Adagio
  21. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: II. Canzona
  22. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: III. Largo
  23. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: IV. Allegro
  24. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: I. Adagio
  25. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: II. Canzona
  26. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: III. Largo
  27. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: IV. Grave
  28. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: VII. Vivace
  29. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: I. Canzona
  30. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: II. Poco largo, allegro
  31. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: III. Grave, vivace
  32. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: I. Adagio
  33. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: II. Largo
  34. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: III. Canzona, adagio
  35. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: IV. Allegro
  36. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: I. Adagio
  37. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: II Largo
  38. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: III. Grave, presto
  39. Henry Purcell: Sonate No. 11 in F Minor, Z. 800: I. Adagio
  40. Henry Purcell: Sonate No. 11 in F Minor, Z. 800: II. Canzona
  41. Henry Purcell: Sonate No. 11 in F Minor, Z. 800: III. Adagio
  42. Henry Purcell: Sonate No. 11 in F Minor, Z. 800: IV. Largo
  43. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 12 in D Major, Z. 801: I. Adagio
  44. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 12 in D Major, Z. 801: II. Canzona
  45. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 12 in D Major, Z. 801: III. Poco largo
  46. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 12 in D Major, Z. 801: IV. Grave, presto
  47. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 12 in D Major, Z. 801: V. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Z. 802: I. Adagio - Canzona. Allegro
  2. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Z. 802: II. Largo
  3. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Z. 802: III. Vivace
  4. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Z. 803: I. Adagio
  5. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Z. 803: II. Canzona. Allegro
  6. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Z. 803: III. Adagio
  7. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Z. 803: IV. Largo, allegro
  8. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Z. 804: I. Grave
  9. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Z. 804: II. Largo
  10. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Z. 804: III. Adagio
  11. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Z. 804: IV. Allegro
  12. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, Z. 805: I. Adagio
  13. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, Z. 805: II. Canzona
  14. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, Z. 805: III. Adagio
  15. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, Z. 805: IV. Vivace
  16. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in D Minor, Z. 805: V. Largo
  17. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, Z. 806: I. Adagio
  18. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, Z. 806: II. Canzona
  19. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, Z. 806: III. Largo
  20. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, Z. 806: IV. Adagio
  21. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, Z. 806: V. Presto, allegro, adagio
  22. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, Z. 807: I. Chaconne. Adagio
  23. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 808: I. Vivace
  24. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 808: II. Largo
  25. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 808: III. Grave - Canzona
  26. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 808: IV. Allegro
  27. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Minor, Z. 809: I. Adagio
  28. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Minor, Z. 809: II. Canzona
  29. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Minor, Z. 809: III. Grave
  30. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Minor, Z. 809: IV. Largo
  31. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 8 in G Minor, Z. 809: V. Vivace
  32. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810: I. Vivace
  33. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810: II. Adagio
  34. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810: III. Canzona
  35. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810: IV. Grave
  36. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810: V. Allegro
  37. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in D Major, Z. 811: I. Adagio
  38. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in D Major, Z. 811: II. Canzona. Allegro
  39. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in D Major, Z. 811: III. Grave
  40. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in D Major, Z. 811: IV. Largo
  41. Henry Purcell: Sonata No. 10 in D Major, Z. 811: V. Allegro

Disk 3

  1. Henry Purcell: Overture in G Major for Two violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770
  2. Henry Purcell: Pavan of Four Parts in G Minor for Three Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 752
  3. Henry Purcell: Chacony for Two Violins Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 730
  4. Henry Purcell: Sonata in D Major for Trumpet, Strings and Basso Continuo, Z. 850: I. Allegro
  5. Henry Purcell: Sonata in D Major for Trumpet Strings and Basso Continuo, Z. 850: II. Adagio
  6. Henry Purcell: Sonata in D Major for Trumpet Strings and Basso Continuo, Z. 850: III. Presto
  7. Henry Purcell: Pavan in A Major for Two Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 748
  8. Henry Purcell: Suite in G Major for Two Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770: I. Overture
  9. Henry Purcell: Suite in G Major for Two Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770: II. Air
  10. Henry Purcell: Suite in G Major for Two Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770: III. Borry
  11. Henry Purcell: Suite in G Major for Two Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770: IV. Air
  12. Henry Purcell: Suite in G Major for Two Violins, Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 770: V. Jigg
  13. Henry Purcell: Fantasia. Three Parts on a Ground, for Three Recorders and Basso Continuo, Z. 731
  14. Henry Purcell: Overture in D Minor for Two Violins Viola and Basso Continuo, Z. 771
  15. Henry Purcell: Pavan in B-Flat Major for Two Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 750
  16. Henry Purcell: Prelude for Recorder in D Minor, Z. 773
  17. Henry Purcell: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, Z. 780: I. Adagio
  18. Henry Purcell: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, Z. 780: II. Allegro
  19. Henry Purcell: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, Z. 780: III. Largo
  20. Henry Purcell: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, Z. 780: IV. Vivace
  21. Henry Purcell: The Staircase Overture in B-Flat Major for Two Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 614
  22. Henry Purcell: Cibell in C Major for Trumpet, Strings and Basso Continuo, Z. 678
  23. Henry Purcell: Pavan in A Minor for Two Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 749
  24. Henry Purcell: Overture in G Minor for Two Violins, Two Violas and Basso Continuo, Z. 772
  25. Henry Purcell: Pavan in G Minor for Two Violins and Basso Continuo, Z. 751

Disk 4

  1. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 1, Z. 732
  2. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 2, Z. 733
  3. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 3, Z. 734
  4. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 4, Z. 735
  5. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 5, Z. 736
  6. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 6, Z. 737
  7. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 7, Z. 738
  8. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 8, Z. 739
  9. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 9, Z. 740
  10. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 10, Z. 741
  11. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 11, Z. 742
  12. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 12, Z. 743
  13. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia No. 13, Z. 744 (Incomplete)
  14. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: Fantasia Upon One Note, Z. 745
  15. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: In Nomine of Six Parts, Z. 746
  16. Henry Purcell: Fantasias and In Nomines: In Nomine of Seven Parts, Z. 747

Disk 5

  1. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 1 in G Major, Z. 660: I. Prelude
  2. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 1 in G Major, Z. 660: II. Almand
  3. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 1 in G Major, Z. 660: III. Corant
  4. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 1 in G Major, Z. 660: IV. Minuet
  5. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 2 in G Minor, Z. 661: I. Prelude
  6. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 2 in G Minor, Z. 661: II. Almand
  7. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 2 in G Minor, Z. 661: III. Corant
  8. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 2 in G Minor, Z. 661: IV. Saraband
  9. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 3 in G Major, Z. 662: I. Prelude
  10. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 3 in G Major, Z. 662: II. Almand
  11. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 3 in G Major, Z. 662: III .Courante
  12. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 4 in A Minor, Z. 663: I. Prelude
  13. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 4 in A Minor, Z. 663: II. Almand
  14. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 4 in A Minor, Z. 663: III. Corante
  15. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 4 in A Minor, Z. 663: IV. Saraband
  16. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 5 in C Major, Z. 666: I. Prelude
  17. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 5 in C Major, Z. 666: II. Almand
  18. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 5 in C Major, Z. 666: III. Corant
  19. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 5 in C Major, Z. 666: IV. Saraband
  20. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 6 in D Major, Z. 667: I. Prelude
  21. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 6 in D Major, Z. 667: II. Almand
  22. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 6 in D Major, Z. 667: III. Hornpipe
  23. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 7 in D Minor, Z. 668: I. Almand, very slow
  24. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 7 in D Minor, Z. 668: II. Corant
  25. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 7 in D Minor, Z. 668: III. Hornpipe
  26. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 8 in F Major, Z. 669: I. Prelude
  27. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 8 in F Major, Z. 669: II. Almand
  28. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 8 in F Major, Z. 669: III. Corant
  29. Henry Purcell: Suite No. 8 in F Major, Z. 669: IV. Minuet

Disk 6

  1. Henry Purcell: Songtune, Z. T694
  2. Henry Purcell: March, Z. 647
  3. Henry Purcell: A Song Tune, Z. T695
  4. Henry Purcell: March, Z. 648
  5. Henry Purcell: New Minuet, Z. T689
  6. Henry Purcell: Minuet, Z. 649
  7. Henry Purcell: A Minuet, Z. 650
  8. Henry Purcell: A New Schotch Tune, Z. 655
  9. Henry Purcell: A New Ground, Z. T682
  10. Henry Purcell: A New Irish Tune, Z. 646 "Lilliburlero"
  11. Henry Purcell: Riggadoon, Z. 653
  12. Henry Purcell: Sefauchi’s Farewell, Z. 656
  13. Henry Purcell: Minuet, Z. T688
  14. Henry Purcell: March, Z. T687
  15. Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune, Z. T698
  16. Henry Purcell: Chaconne, Z. T680
  17. Henry Purcell: Jigg, Z. T686
  18. Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune Called the Cibell, Z. T678
  19. Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune, Z. T697
  20. Henry Purcell: Air, Z. 641
  21. Henry Purcell: Aire, Z. T675
  22. Henry Purcell: Aire, Z. T696/2
  23. Henry Purcell: Air, Z. 676
  24. Henry Purcell: Air, Z. 630/1
  25. Henry Purcell: Air, Z. T693/2
  26. Henry Purcell: Canary, Z. T677
  27. Henry Purcell: Prelude in G Minor, Alternative Prelude from Suite no. 2 in G Minor, Z. 661
  28. Henry Purcell: Ground in Gamut, Z. 645
  29. Henry Purcell: 20 Harpsichord Pieces, ed. Moroney: Prelude in C Major
  30. Henry Purcell: Ground in C Minor, Z. T681
  31. Henry Purcell: Ground in D Minor, Z. D222
  32. Henry Purcell: Hornpipe, Z. T683
  33. Henry Purcell: Hornpipe, Z. T685
  34. Henry Purcell: Minuet, Z. 651
  35. Henry Purcell: Round O, Z. T684
  36. Henry Purcell: Corant, Z. 644
  37. Henry Purcell: Gavotte. Almond in D-sol-re#, Z. D219/1
  38. Henry Purcell: Ground in C Minor, Z. D221
  39. Henry Purcell: Jigg, Z. D223
  40. Henry Purcell: The Queens Dolour, Z. 670
  41. Henry Purcell: Rigaudon, Z. D227
  42. Henry Purcell: Saraband with Division, Z. 654
  43. Henry Purcell: Saraband. Borry in D-sol-re#, Z. D219/2
  44. Henry Purcell: Trumpet Minuet, Z. D230

Disk 7

  1. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: Prelude in A Major, Alternative Version to Suite No. 4, Z. 663
  2. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 17, Jig
  3. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 1, Prelude
  4. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 2, Minuet
  5. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 3, Air
  6. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 5, Thus Happy
  7. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 7, Air
  8. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 9, Hornpipe
  9. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 10, Hornpipe
  10. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 11, Minuet
  11. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 12, Air
  12. Henry Purcell: 20 Keyboard Pieces, ed. Davitt Moroney: No. 13, Menuet
  13. Henry Purcell: Suite in C Major, Z. 665: I. Prelude
  14. Henry Purcell: Suite in C Major, Z. 665: II. Almond
  15. Henry Purcell: Suite in C Major, Z. 665: III. Courant
  16. Henry Purcell: Suite in C Major, Z. 665: IV. Saraband
  17. Henry Purcell: Suite in C Major, Z. 665: V. Jigg
  18. Henry Purcell: Voluntary in G Major, Z. 720
  19. Henry Purcell: Verse in F Major, Z. 716
  20. Henry Purcell: Voluntary for Double Organ, Z. 719
  21. Henry Purcell: Voluntary in C Major, Z. 717
  22. Henry Purcell: Voluntary in A Major on the 100th Psalm, Z. 721
  23. Henry Purcell: Voluntary in D Minor, Z. 718