Purcell and

"Arise, my muse, and to thy tuneful lyre
Compose a mighty ode

Whose charming nature may inspire
The bosom of some listening God."

Melbourne Recital Centre |  Fri 11 Sept 2020, 7pm  
City Recital Hall Sydney  |  Sat 12 Sept 2020, 5pm  |  Sun 13 Sept 2020, 5pm

Purcell and Charpentier

Music fit for royalty: Charpentier’s majestic  Te Deum was written in honour of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and its grandeur and elegance reflect the magnificence of his palace at Versailles. Across the Channel, written just one year later, Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art celebrates the birthday of Queen Mary with music of sheer delight


Charpentier Te Deum
Charpentier Magnificat
Purcell Come, Ye Sons of Art
Purcell Welcome Glorious Morn

Sung in French and English with English surtitles

Melbourne Recital Centre | Fri 11 Sept 7pm  

City Recital Hall Sydney | Sat 12 Sept 5pm  |  Sun 13 Sept 5pm 

This performance will run for approximately 2 hours including an interval.


"For his 1694 offering to the Queen, Come ye sons of Art, away, Purcell was on sparkling form, and produced an Ode markedly different to the majority of the twenty-two works which had preceded it."   


"Perhaps no piece of music evokes more pungently our image of the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, than the well-loved Prelude to Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum. "


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