Blow An Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell; Begin the Song!; The Nymphs of the Wells; Dread Sir, the Prince of Light; Sonata in A; Ground in G minor; Chaconne in G
Samuel Boden, Thomas Walker (tenor); Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion CDA 68149
Reviewed December 2017
Blow’s music deserves to be better known as these stylish performances demonstrate. High tenors rather than the usually heard countertenors sing the Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell while the remaining programme uncovers music which is seldom heard but is of sterling merit.
Audio clip: 'Hark how the waken'd strings resound' from Blow's Begin the Song!