Howard Goodall is asked to list the six best albums ever. Number 2:

Henry Purcell was the finest home-grown composer England produced before Edward Elgar and this definitive set of his choral recordings was made just after I’d left Oxford and Christ Church myself.

It is still unsurpassed as an interpretation, breathtakingly emotional in its delivery and sung like it was the last music ever to be heard on Earth.

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For all of UD‘s Purcell posts, click on this post’s category, Henry Purcell.

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One Response to ““Sung like it was the last music ever to be heard on Earth.””

  1. AYY Says:

    You need to call out the schoolmarm–”breathtakingly emotional in its delivery and sung like it was the last music ever to be heard on Earth”– but what emotions are conveyed, and why the last music ever to be heard on Earth is better than any other music, aren’t explained.
    His other comments aren’t much clearer.
    He also selects one of those insufferable Beatles’ albums. Good heavens.

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