135 songs (6 hours and 46 minutes) Released on 1 January 1990
Disc 1
1
Purcell: Abdelazer, Z.570 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:21
2
Purcell: Abdelazer, Z.570 - Rondeau - Air - Air - Minuet
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
5:14
3
Purcell: Abdelazer, Z.570 - Air - Jig - Hornpipe - Air
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:06
4
Purcell: Abdelazer, Z.570 - Lucinda Is Bewitching Fair
Joy Roberts, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:25
5
Purcell: Distressed Innocence, Z.577 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:38
6
Purcell: Distressed Innocence, Z.577 - Air - Slow Air - Air - Hornpipe Or Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:34
7
Purcell: Distressed Innocence, Z.577 - Rondeau - Air - Minuet
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:59
8
Purcell: The Married Beau, Z.603 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:21
9
Purcell: The Married Beau, Z.603 - Slow Air - Hornpipe
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:45
10
Purcell: The Married Beau, Z.603 - Air - Hornpipe - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:31
11
Purcell: The Married Beau, Z.603 - Trumpet Air - March - Hornpipe On A Ground
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:43
12
Purcell: The Married Beau, Z.603 - See Where Repenting Celia Lies
Joy Roberts, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:14
13
Purcell: The Gordian Knot Untied, Z.597 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:31
14
Purcell: The Gordian Knot Untied, Z.597 - Air - Rondeau Minuet - Air - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:11
15
Purcell: The Gordian Knot Untied, Z.597 - Chaconne - Air - Minuet
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:46
16
Purcell: Sir Anthony Love or the Rambling Lady (1690), Z588 - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:14
17
Purcell: Sir Anthony Love or the Rambling Lady (1690), Z588 - Pursuing Beauty
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:08
18
Purcell: Sir Anthony Love or the Rambling Lady (1690), Z588 - No more, Sir, no more
Judith Nelson, Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:22
19
Purcell: Sir Anthony Love or the Rambling Lady (1690), Z588 - In vain Clemene
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:11
20
Purcell: Sir Anthony Love or the Rambling Lady (1690), Z588 - Ground
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:47
Disc 2
1
Purcell: Bonduca - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:35
2
Purcell: Bonduca - Air - Hornpipe - Air
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:29
3
Purcell: Bonduca - Hornpipe - Air - Minuet
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:55
4
Purcell: Bonduca - Jack thou'rt a toper
Paul Elliott, Alan Byers, Peter Bamber, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:53
5
Purcell: Bonduca - Hear us, great Rugwith
Elizabeth Lane, James Bowman, Martyn Hill, Christopher Keyte, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:56
6
Purcell: Bonduca - Hear, ye Gods of Britain
Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:16
7
Purcell: Bonduca - Sing, sing, ye Druids
Elizabeth Lane, Prudence Lloyd, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:45
8
Purcell: Bonduca - Divine Andante, president of war
Martyn Hill, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
0:51
9
Purcell: Bonduca - To arms
James Bowman, Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:10
10
Purcell: Bonduca - Britons strike home
Martyn Hill, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:45
11
Purcell: Bonduca - O lead me to some peaceful gloom
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:42
12
Purcell: Circe - We must assemble by a sacrifice
Christopher Keyte, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:35
13
Purcell: Circe - Their necessary aid you use
Martyn Hill, Christopher Keyte, James Bowman, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:17
14
Purcell: Circe - Come every demon
Martyn Hill, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:25
15
Purcell: Circe - Lovers who to their first embraces go
Elizabeth Lane, James Bowman, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:16
16
Purcell: Circe - Magicians' Dance . . . Pluto, arise!
Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:38
17
Purcell: The Virtuous Wife - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:13
18
Purcell: The Virtuous Wife - Song tune - Slow Air - Air
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:48
19
Purcell: The Virtuous Wife - Preludio - Hornpipe - Minuet - Minuet (1st Act Tune)
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
6:11
20
Purcell: The Old Bachelor - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:23
21
Purcell: The Old Bachelor - Hornpipe
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:02
22
Purcell: The Old Bachelor - Thus to a ripe consenting maid
Martyn Hill, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:24
23
Purcell: The Old Bachelor - Slow Air - Hornpipe
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:58
24
Purcell: The Old Bachelor - As Amoret and Thyrsis
Judith Nelson, Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:26
25
Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z.607 - Rondeau - Menuet - Boree - March - Jig
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:12
Disc 3
1
Purcell: Overture in G minor, Z.770
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:55
2
Purcell: Don Quixote - Sing all ye muses
James Bowman, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:45
3
Purcell: Don Quixote - When the world first knew creation
David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:19
4
Purcell: Don Quixote - Let the dreadful engines
David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
6:34
5
Purcell: Don Quixote - With this sacred charming wand
David Thomas, Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
9:08
6
Purcell: Don Quixote - Since times are so bad
David Thomas, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
5:20
7
Purcell: Don Quixote - Genius of England
Martyn Hill, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:30
8
Purcell: Don Quixote - Lads and Lasses
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:44
9
Purcell: Don Quixote - From rosy bowers
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
6:01
10
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Overture -
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:38
11
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Saraband
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:11
12
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Celia, that I once was blest
Martyn Hill, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:38
13
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z.572 - Hornpipe - Scotch Tune
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:15
14
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - For Iris I sigh
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:41
15
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Air - Minuet - Hornpipe
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:35
16
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Fair Iris and her Swain
Judith Nelson, Christopher Keyte, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:38
17
Purcell: Amphitryon, or The Two Sosias - Bourrée
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
0:49
Disc 4
1
Purcell: The Double Dealer - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:48
2
Purcell: The Double Dealer - Hornpipe-Minuet-Air-Hornpipe
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:14
3
Purcell: The Double Dealer - Cynthia frowns
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:27
4
Purcell: The Double Dealer - Minuet-Minuet-Air-Air
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:34
5
Purcell: The Richmond Heiress or A Woman Once in the Right - Song: Behold the Man
Judith Nelson, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
8:31
6
Purcell: The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (z609) - Overture
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:30
7
Purcell: The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (z609) - Celia has a thousand charms
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:19
8
Purcell: The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (z609) - Take not a woman's anger ill
Martyn Hill, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:20
9
Purcell: The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (z609) - How happy, how happy is she
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:33
10
Purcell: Henry the Second, King of England (Z.580) - In vain, 'gainst love, in vain I strove
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:52
11
Purcell: Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr - Hark! my Damilcar!
Judith Nelson, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:17
12
Purcell: Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr - Ah! how sweet it is to love
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:23
13
Purcell: Overture in G Minor, Z.772
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:13
14
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Prepare, the rites begin
David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:42
15
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Can'st thou, Marina
James Bowman, Martyn Hill, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:51
16
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - The gate to bliss
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:55
17
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Hark! Hark! behold the heavn'ly choir
David Thomas, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:44
18
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Now the fight's done
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:19
19
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Sad as death at dead of night
Judith Nelson, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:19
20
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Dream no more of pleasures past
Judith Nelson, James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:43
21
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Hail to the myrtle shade
Judith Nelson, James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:35
22
Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love - Ah! Cruel, bloody fate
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:15
Disc 5
1
Purcell: The Libertine, or the Force of Love - Nymphs and Shepherds
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:51
2
Purcell: The Libertine, or the Force of Love - We come
Judith Nelson, James Bowman, Martyn Hill, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:38
3
Purcell: The Libertine, or The Force of Love, Z.600 - Prelude
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:27
4
Purcell: The Libertine, or the Force of Love - Prepare, prepare, new guests draw near
David Thomas, Taverner Choir, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:37
5
Purcell: The Libertine, or the Force of Love - To arms, heroic prince
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:17
6
Purcell: The Massacre of Paris - Thy genius, lo! (2 settings)
Judith Nelson, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
6:18
7
Purcell: Oedipus - Hear, ye sullen powers below
James Bowman, Martyn Hill, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:03
8
Purcell: Oedipus, Z.583 - Music for a While
James Bowman, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:41
9
Purcell: Oedipus - Come away, do not stay...Laius, hear
James Bowman, Martyn Hill, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:21
10
Purcell: Overture in D Minor
The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:47
11
Purcell: The History of King Richard the Second (The Sicilian Usurper) - original version, 1681 - Retir'd from any mortal's sight
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:58
12
Purcell: Sir Barnaby Whigg or No Wit Like a Woman's - original version, 1681 - Blow, Blow, Boreas blow
David Thomas, Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:41
13
Purcell: Sophonisba or Hannibal's Overthrow - original version, 1685 - Beneath the poplar's shadow
Judith Nelson, Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
1:48
14
Purcell: The English Lawyer - original version, 1685 - My wife has a tongue
Paul Elliott, Alan Byers, Peter Bamber, Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
1:25
15
Purcell: "I'll sail upon the dog-star" - original version, 1688 - I sigh'd, and I pin'd...There's nothing so fatal... wom
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:49
16
Purcell: "I'll sail upon the dog-star" - original version, 1688 - Fled is my love...'Tis death alone...I'll mount to yon
Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
2:43
17
Purcell: "I'll sail upon the dog-star" - original version, 1688 - I'll sail upon the Dog-Star
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:24
18
Purcell: "I'll sail upon the dog-star" - original version, 1688 - Jenny, 'gin you can love
Judith Nelson, Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:11
19
Purcell: "I'll sail upon the dog-star" - original version, 1688 - If thou wilt give me back my love
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
0:40
20
Purcell: The Indian Emperor or The Conquest of Mexico - I look'd and saw within
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:04
21
Purcell: The Knight of Malta - original version, 1699 - At the close of the ev'ning
David Thomas, Geoffrey Shaw, Michael George, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:28
22
Purcell: A Dialogue between Thirsis and Daphne - Why, my Daphne, why complaining
David Thomas, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:37
23
Purcell: The Wife's Excuse, or Cuckolds make themselves - original version, 1691 - Ingrateful love!
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:28
24
Purcell: The Wife's Excuse, or Cuckolds make themselves - original version, 1691 - Hang this whining way of wooing
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:25
25
Purcell: The Wife's Excuse, or Cuckolds make themselves - original version, 1691 - Say; Cruel Amoret...Corinna, I excuse thy face
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:31
26
Purcell: Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero - original version - No, no, poor suff'ring heart
Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
2:58
27
Purcell: Regulus or The Faction of Carthage - original version, 1692 - Ah me! to many deaths
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:14
28
Purcell: The Marriage-Hater Match'd - original version, 1692 - As soon as the chaos...How vile are the sordid untregue
Rogers Covey-Crump, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:01
Disc 6
1
Purcell: Love Triumphant or Nature Will Prevail - How happy's the husband
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:42
2
Purcell: Rule a Wife and Have a Wife - original version - There's not a swain
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:11
3
Purcell: The Female Virtuosos - Thomas Wright, after Molière's 'Les Femmes savantes' - Love, thou art best
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:57
4
Purcell: Epsom Wells - original version - Leave these useless arts
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:11
5
Purcell: The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather than Fail - original version - Though you make no return
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:07
6
Purcell: The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather than Fail - original version - No, resistance is but vain
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:13
7
Purcell: The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather than Fail - original version - Tell me no more
Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
1:56
8
Purcell: Aureng-Zebe or The Great Mogul - I see, she flies me
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:34
9
Purcell: The Canterbury Guests or A Bargain Broken - original version - Good neighbour why?
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, David Thomas, Julian Pike, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:19
10
Purcell: The Fatal Marriage or The Innocent Adultery - original version - The Danger is over
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:15
11
Purcell: The Fatal Marriage or The Innocent Adultery - original version - I sigh'd and owned my love
Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:49
12
Purcell: The Spanish Friar or The Double Discovery - original version - Whilst I with grief
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:43
13
Purcell: Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country. (1695), Z585 - original version - Sweeter than Roses
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:00
14
Purcell: Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country. (1695), Z585 - original version - My dearest, my fairest
Judith Nelson, Rogers Covey-Crump, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
2:35
15
Purcell: The Mock Marriage - original version - Oh! how you protest...'Twas within a furlong
Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
4:44
16
Purcell: Oroonoko - Celemene, pray tell me
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, The Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
3:09
17
Purcell: Pavan No.1 in A major, Z.748
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
3:31
18
Purcell: Pavan No.2 in A minor, Z.749
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
2:54
19
Purcell: Pavan No.3 in B flat a 3, Z.750
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
3:03
20
Purcell: Pavan No.4 in G minor, Z.751
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
3:20
21
Purcell: Pavan No.5 in G minor a 4, Z.752
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
4:08
22
Purcell: Trio Sonata, for violin, bass viol and organ, Z.780
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
6:50
23
Purcell: Chacony in G minor Z 730
Christopher Hogwood & The Academy of Ancient Music
4:47