Archive of Purcell's Pleasure #0429
Beyond the familiar Trumpet Tune, this week’s broadcast features many pieces by one of England’s foremost masters, one of his contemporaries and some later imitators. He’s justly celebrated, but sometimes for not quite the right reasons. Henry Purcell, the foremost English composer of the late seventeenth century, is our particular fascination on the next Pipedreams broadcast, when we’ll listen to everything he wrote for organ, plus some pieces that he DIDN’T, but to which his name is traditionally and tenaciously attached nonetheless. With period instruments and grand cathedral organs played by Robert Woolley, John Butt, John Scott, Davitt Moroney, and even Virgil Fox, we go on beyond the familiar Trumpet Tunes to hear Voluntaries and Marches, Anthems, Songs, and Dances, looking back through 3 centuries in tribute to the memory of one of Britain’s famous past masters.
HENRY PURCELL (attributed): Trumpet Voluntary in D –John Butt (18th century anonymous Italian organ/UC Berkeley, CA); Verse in F; Voluntary in d, Z.718 –John Butt (1988 Greg Harrold Spanish Style organ [Opus 11]/Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA) Harmonia Mundi CD-907103
HENRY PURCELL: Trumpet Tune in C, from The Indian Queen; March in C, from The Married Beau; Trumpet Tune in C [Cibell] –John Butt (1982 Greg Harrold German Style organ [Opus 7]/Alfred Hertz Memorial Hall, UC Berkeley, CA) Harmonia Mundi CD-907103