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Work: Sound the Trumpet

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ComposerPurcell, Henry (1659-1695)
PeriodBaroque
Work typeVocal
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Los AngelesAcademy of Ancient Music

Clarke, Handel, Corelli, Torelli, Purcell, Bach
Academy of Ancient Music; Rowan Pierce; David Blackadder; Bojan Čičić

SnapeVox Luminis III

Blow, Purcell, Paisible, Tollett, Morley
Lionel Meunier; Vox Luminis
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Jaroussky and L'Arpeggiata spice up Purcell songs in style

If you like your Purcell spiced up with some jazz improvisation and Middle-Eastern flavours, Philippe Jaroussky and L’Arpeggiata’s gig was for you. 
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Andreas Scholl and Philippe Jaroussky sing Purcell

The countertenor voice seems to polarise opinion like no other - you either love it or hate it, there is little middle ground - and even amongst the aficionados (in whose number I count myself), there can be strong, almost tribal allegiances to one school or another and sometimes to individual proponents.