Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier – Purcell: King Arthur (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier – Purcell: King Arthur (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:37:31 minutes | 1,8 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Vox Luminis already boasts an impressive discography, orientated mainly towards sacred music and German repertoire (its CD devoted to music by Heinrich Schütz won the Gramophone ‘Best Recording of the Year’ Award in 2013). Now this ensemble, founded nearly fifteen years ago by Lionel Meunier, has scaled one of the summits of English music: the legend of King Arthur and his mentor the wizard Merlin inspired one of Henry Purcell’s most popular successes, King Arthur, a semi-opera on which Purcell lavished all his exuberant musical and theatrical inventiveness.

In this revelatory new reading, the Vox Luminis vocal sound always perfectly matches the mix of choruses and highly characterized vocal solos. Prior to recording, the group presented the work in many semi-staged concerts, notably in Britain, where this Franco-Belgian ensemble has enjoyed enormous success, becoming one of the most respected European ambassadors for baroque music-making.

Tracklist:
DISC 1
1. King Arthur, Z.628, First Music: Overture 02:32
2. King Arthur, Z.628, Second Music: Aire 01:15
3. King Arthur, Z.628: Overture 02:36
4. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: Altar Music 01:26
5. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “Woden, First to Thee” 02:19
6. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “The White Horse Neigh’d Aloud” 01:18
7. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “The Lot Is Cast” 00:44
8. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “Brave Souls” 02:54
9. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “I Call, I Call” 02:01
10. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: “Come If You Dare” 03:08
11. King Arthur, Z.628, Act I: First Act Tune 01:11
12. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Hither, This Way” 02:11
13. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Let Not a Moon-Born Elf” 01:13
14. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Hither, This Way” 00:37
15. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Come Follow Me” 02:17
16. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “How Blest Are Shepherds” 04:52
17. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Shepherd, Shepherd, Leave Decoying” 01:53
18. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: “Come, Shepherds, Lead up” 00:44
19. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: Hornpipe 00:41
20. King Arthur, Z.628, Act II: Second Act Tune – Aire 01:57
21. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: Prelude to the Frost Scene 00:26
22. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “What Ho! Thou Genius of This Isle” 01:06
23. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “What Power Art Thou” 02:56
24. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “Thou Doting Fool” 00:52
25. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “Great Love, I Know Thee Now” 01:00
26. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “No Part of My Dominion Shall Be Waste” 01:06
27. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: Prelude 00:55
28. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “See We Assemble Thy Tevels to Hold” 01:48
29. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: Dance 02:01
30. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “‘Tis I That Have Warm’d Ye” 01:48
31. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “Sound a Parley” 02:24
32. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: “‘Tis Love That Has Warm’d Us” 01:24
33. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: Borée 00:34
34. King Arthur, Z.628, Act III: Third Act Tune – Hornpipe 01:14
DISC 2
1. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: Aire 00:48
2. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: Soft Musick 01:16
3. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: “Two Daughters of This Aged Stream” 02:06
4. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: Passacaglia – “How Happy the Lover” 04:55
5. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: “In Vain Are Our Graces” 01:19
6. King Arthur, Z.628, Act IV: Fourth Act Tune – Trumpet Tune 00:53
7. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: “Ye Blust’ring Brethren” (John Dryden) 02:45
8. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Symphony 01:51
9. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Song Tune – “Round Thy Coasts” 02:05
10. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: “For Folded Flocks” 02:13
11. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Song Tune – “Your Hay It Is Mow’d” 02:34
12. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Song tune – “Fairest Isle” 03:14
13. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: “You Say, ‘Tis Love” 06:29
14. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Trumpet Tune 00:38
15. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: “Saint George, the Patron of Our Isle” 02:08
16. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: “Our Natives Not Alone Appear” 01:36
17. King Arthur, Z.628, Act V: Grand Dance – Chaconne 03:18

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