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Composer(s): Henry Purcell (16 Jul 1659 - 21 Nov 1695)
Work identifier: M3373
Real Name: The Fairy Queen
Display Name: The Fairy Queen
Work/Opus: Z. 629
Composed: c. 1692
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Baroque
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 1Prelude  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Hornpipe  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 3Air  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 4Rondeau  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Overture  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 6Come, come  (Soprano, Bass)
Mvt. 7Fill up the bowl  (Bass, Soprano, Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 8Jig  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Come all ye songsters  (Tenor)
Mvt. 10May the god of Wit inspire  (Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 11Now join your warbling voices all  (Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 12Sing while we trip  (Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 13Night  (Soprano)
Mvt. 14Mystery  (Soprano)
Mvt. 15Secrecy  (Counter-tenor)
Mvt. 16Sleep  (Bass, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 17Dance for the Followers of Night  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 18Second Act Tune: Air  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 19If love's a sweet passion - I press her hand  (Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 20Symphony while swans come forward  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 21Dance for the Fairies  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 22Dance for the Green Men  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 23Ye gentle spirits  (Soprano)
Mvt. 24Dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa  (Bass, Counter-tenor)
Mvt. 25Dance for the Haymakers  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 26A Nymph  (Soprano)
Mvt. 27A thousand, thousand ways  (Bass, Tenor, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 28Third Act Tune: Hornpipe  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 29Act Four. Symphony  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 30An Attendant - Chorus: Now the night is chas'd away  (Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 31Let the fifes and the clarions  (Tenor, Tenor)
Mvt. 32Entry of Phoebus  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 33Phoebus  (Tenor)
Mvt. 34Hail! Great parent of us all  (Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 35Spring  (Soprano)
Mvt. 36Summer  (Counter-tenor)
Mvt. 37Autumn  (Tenor)
Mvt. 38Winter  (Baritone)
Mvt. 39Hail!  (Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 40Fourth Act Tune: Air  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 41Act Five. Prelude  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 42Juno: Thrice Happy Lovers  (Soprano)
Mvt. 43The Plaint  (Soprano)
Mvt. 44Entry Dance  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 45Symphony  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 46A Chinese Man  (Tenor)
Mvt. 47A Chinese Woman: 'Thus happy and free...'  (Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 48Yes, Xansi  (Tenor)
Mvt. 49Monkey's Dance  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 50Hark! How all things  (Soprano)
Mvt. 51Hark! The echoing air  (Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 52Two Chinese Women - Chorus  (Soprano, Soprano, Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 53Prelude  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 54Hymen: See, see I obey  (Baritone, Soprano, Soprano)
Mvt. 55Duet: Turn then thine eyes  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 56Two Chinese Women and Hymen  (Baritone, Soprano, Soprano)
Mvt. 57Chaconne  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 58They shall be as happy  (Mixed chorus)
Mvt. 59Act Five: Air  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 60Air  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 61Act IV: Sonata while the sun rises: Allegro  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 62Act IV: Sonata while the sun rises: Canzona  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 63Act IV: Sonata while the sun rises: Adagio  (Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 64Act IV: Sonata while the sun rises: Allegro - Adagio - Allegro  (Chamber Orchestra)
Composer(s): Henry Purcell (16 Jul 1659 - 21 Nov 1695)
Recording identifier: M2147495732
Real Name: The Fairy Queen
Display Name: The Fairy Queen
Work/Opus: Z. 629
Composed: c. 1692
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Baroque
Instrumentation: Viol da Gamba
Harpsichord
Soloists: Mary Springfels (Viol da Gamba)
Edward Brewer (Harpsichord)
Label: Lyrichord
Catalogue Number: LEMS 8024
CD Media ID: 3278
Recording Date: c. 1978
Mvt. 1One Charming Night (2'0'')
Jeffrey Dooley (Counter-tenor)
David Carp (Recorder)
Dennis Godburn (Recorder)
Mvt. 2Let the fifes and the clarions (1'24'')
Jeffrey Dooley (Counter-tenor)
Howard Crook (Tenor)
Mvt. 3Hark! The echoing air (2'28'')
Jeffrey Dooley (Counter-tenor)