Contrapunctus: Purcell & the Chapel Royal

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At the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, following the English Civil War, the recreated Chapel Royal became once again one of the greatest choirs in Europe. Its finest composers were Henry Purcell and John Blow, both trained as choristers in the Chapel and then appointed as its organists. Both of them also wrote Latin motets, probably composed for the Catholic Chapel of Queen Catherine of Braganza at St James’ Palace. Contrapunctus presents some of their sacred masterworks, including Purcell’s famous music for the funeral of King Charles II.


I was glad
Beati omnes
Jehova quam multi sunt hostes
Funeral Sentences
O dive custos

Salvator mundi
Gloria Patri qui creavit nos

How doth the city sit solitary

'Seriously, startlingly good' – Gramophone

'Superb singing' – The Observer

'The singers shape each piece lovingly. Impeccable.' – The Sunday Times