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Purcell - Anthems for the Chapel Royal

Recorded 10-11 January 1987. Released August 1987.

“Skilful in shaping, secure in intonation, sensitive in balance” – Gramophone Magazine

Purcell’s appointment as organist of the Chapel Royal in 1682 was a watershed moment in his compositional career. This album presents a generous selection of works composed by Purcell for the Chapel Royal, including the 1695 Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary which would be sung at Purcell’s own funeral later that same year. This recording has subsequently been re-issued under licence by the Alto label.

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Conifer Classics CDCF152


  • The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Richard Marlow (Conductor)