Sound the trumpet : from Come ye sons of art, Z323 (2:21) ; In vain the am'rous flute : from Hail, bright Cecilia. Z328 (6:03) ; O solitude, my sweetest choice : Z406 (5:41) ; Sing sing ye druids : from Bonduca, Z574 (2:37) ; O dive custos Auriacae domus : An elegy upon the death of Queen Mary, Z514 (6:59) ; No, resistance is but vain : from The Maid's last prayer, Z601 (4:34) ; Hark how the songsters : from Timon of Athens, Z632 (2:59) ; Incassum, Lesbia, rogas : The Queen's Epicedium, Z383 (7:43) / Purcell Ah, heav'n! What is't I hear! : [from Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1691] (3:16) ; Ode on the death of Mr. Henry Purcell (21:50) / Blow.
James Bowman, Michael Chance, countertenors ; The King's Consort ; Robert King, director.
For 2 countertenors (except the 3rd and 8th works for 1 countertenor), and continuo (bass viol, chamber organ, harpsichord, lute and/or theorbo) ; 2nd, 4th, 7th & 9th also include 2 recorders. Sung in English, except the 5th and 8th works sung in Latin. 1st-2nd, and 9th works excerpts from odes ; 4th, 6th and 7th from incidental music to plays. Recorded 14-15 May, 1987. Compact disc. Digital recording. Program notes by the conductor and texts in English or Latin, with English translations of those in Latin (11 p. : ill.) inserted in container.