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

Disk 2

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

Disk 3

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

Disk 4

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

Disk 5

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

Disk 6

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

Disk 7

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