Product Description

The counter-tenor voice is currently enjoying a high profile in the music world and a group of young professional counter-tenors have come into the spotlight. Ranked among this group, Ryland Angel and Mark Chambers have established their international reputations through both solo work in opera and recital and also in groups such as Henry’s Eight, Les Jeunes Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. The bringing together of these two voices, Mark taking the higher part and Ryland the lower part, provides the opportunity to hear arguably the best parts of the counter-tenor repertoire – the duets and songs of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries.

“A welcome airing, delightfully performed, of the surprisingly low-profile Purcell” Gramophone, Awards Issue 2000

“A thoroughly enjoyable disc, with the duets (of which there are seven) being special treats”  Early Music Today, August/September 2001

Track List

1. Sound the trumpet – Henry Purcell
2. If music be the food of love – Henry Purcell
3. Music for a while – Henry Purcell
4. In vain the am’rous flute – Henry Purcell
5. Here the deities approve – Henry Purcell
6. O dive custos – Henry Purcell
7. One charming night – Henry Purcell
8. A hymne to God the Father – Pelham Humfrey
9. No, resistance is but vain – Henry Purcell
10. I see she flies me ev’rywhere – Henry Purcell
11. O ravishing delight – Daniel Purcell
12. Ah heav’n! What is’t I hear? – John Blow
13. Since from my dear – Henry Purcell
14. Quam diligo legem tuam – John Blow
15. Evening hymn – Henry Purcell
16. Paratum cor meum – John Blow

Additional Information

Ryland Angel

Counter tenor

Mark Chambers

Counter tenor

Laurence Cummings

Harpsichord, Organ

Taro Takeuchi

Lute, Theorbo, Baroque guitar

Reiko Ichise

Bass Viol

Becky Davies

Recorder

Laura Hird

Recorder

Rodolfo Richter

Violin

Claire Duff

Violin

Emma Alter

Viola