Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind

Love's Goddess Sure Was Blind

by Harry Christophers

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Overview

When we last left Harry Christophers and his cracker jack a cappella chorus the Sixteen, they were making fabulous recordings for the wonderful Collins label. But that was back in the halcyon days of the CD boom, those far off times called the '90s, when everyone with a little capital and a lot of taste could start a record label. Back in the '90s, Christophers and the Sixteen made more than a dozen wonderful recordings for Collins, among them one of the most moving recordings of Henry Purcell's "Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary" ever made. But the digital boom went bust and so did Collins, taking with it all of Christophers and the Sixteen's discs. But now, in the middle of the 2000s, they're back, and they've brought with them an even more wonderful recording of Purcell's funeral music. It's more wonderful because, good as the Collins recording sounded, this Coro recording sounds even better: deeper, richer, warmer, and even more detailed. It's more wonderful because, good as the earlier performances were, these performances sound even better: more passionate, more precise, and even more powerful. And it's more wonderful because while this is exactly the same recording that appeared on Collins, it somehow sounds more wonderful released on the Coro label. How this is possible is impossible to know, but that it does is indisputable. If you don't have Harry Christophers and the Sixteen's "Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary," here it is again. This time, don't miss it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
Label: Coro
UPC: 0828021602429
catalogNumber: 16024
Rank: 188217

Tracks

  1. Jehova, quam multi sunt, sacred song for tenor, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 135
  2. Miserere Mei ("Canon 4 in 2"), canon for 4 voices, Z. 109
  3. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Man that is born of a woman
  4. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: In the midst of life
  5. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (fir
  6. Incassum, Lesbia, incassum rogas (The Queen Epicedium), song, Z. 383
  7. Love's goddess sure was blind (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus 2 recorders and continuo, Z. 331
  8. O dive custos Auriacae domus ("On the death of Queen Mary"), song for 2 sopranos & continuo, Z. 504
  9. Queen's Farewell
  10. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860: March
  11. Queen's Farewell (Funeral Music for Queen Mary)
  12. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860: March
  13. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: I am the resurrection and the life
  14. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: I know that my redeemer liveth
  15. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: We brought nothing into this world
  16. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: Man that is born of a woman
  17. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: In the midst of life
  18. Thou know'st, Lord (2nd setting), anthem for chorus, slidetrumpets & organ, Z. 58c
  19. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860: Canzona
  20. Burial Service (I am the resurrection), in 7 parts for 4 voices: I heard a voice from heaven

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