Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore St


Henry PurcellThe Tempest, Z.631
Henry PurcellIf pray'rs and tears, Z.380
Henry PurcellI was Glad, Z.19
Henry PurcellIf ever I more riches did desire, Z.544
Henry PurcellMy Heart is Inditing, Z.30
~ Interval ~
Henry PurcellHark, how the wild musicians sing, Z.542
Henry PurcellWhile Thirsis, wrapt in downy sleep, Z.437
Henry PurcellHow have I stray'd, my God, Z.188
Henry PurcellFull bags, a brisk bottle, Z.249
Henry PurcellWhy, why are all the muses mute?, Z.343


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Programme Note

King James II ruled from 1685 (he was crowned on April 23) to 1688, when he was removed in favour of his daughter Mary and her Protestant husband William of Orange, who ruled jointly until her death in 1694. His brief reign, however, coincided with the maturity of Henry Purcell, who penned various pieces for his coronation and welcome songs on different occasions, set here in a wider political and artistic context.

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