Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel - David Rubio (cello maker); Parley of Instruments; Philippa Hyde (soprano); Peter Holman (conductor)
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  1. Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord: Where art thou, God of Dreams?
  2. Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor
  3. Tell me, some pitying angel, (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), sacred song, for soprano & continuo, Z. 196
  4. Creep softly, purling streams, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
  5. Suite in D minor, Book 4, Nos. 33-36
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  1. Romulus and Hersilia, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord: Where art thou, God of Dreams?
  2. Trio Sonata for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in G minor
  3. Tell me, some pitying angel, (The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation), sacred song, for soprano & continuo, Z. 196
  4. Creep softly, purling streams, for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
  5. Suite in D minor, Book 4, Nos. 33-36
  6. For rural and sincerer joys, symphony song for soprano, 2 violins, bass viol & harpsichord
  7. Suite for 2 violins, bass viol & organ in D minor
  8. Venus and Adonis (Behold where weeping Venus stands), cantata for soprano, HWV 85
  9. Sonata for 2 violins, cello & harpsichord in D major ("Smallcoal")
  10. Have mercy on me, O God, anthem for soprano, 2 violins, cello & organ
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This release from veteran English historical-instrument group theParley of Instruments promises music "from Purcell to Handel," which is true enough, but the emphasis is on the intervening period, between Purcell's death in 1695 and Handel's arrival in England in 1710, not on those two composers themselves. They are represented by fairly obscure works, the Italian-style soprano cantata Tell me, some pitying angel, Z. 196, in Purcell's case and the possibly spurious cantata Venus and Adonis, HWV 85, which features original ...

Musical London c. 1700: From Purcell to Handel 2011, Chandos

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