Purcell Maneuvers

On this day, November 21, the anniversary of his death, we’ll hear music inspired by composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). This New Sounds program presents the singing alien camp theatrics of Klaus Nomi, performing Henry Purcell's "The Cold Song," from the semi-opera “King Arthur” along with Jeremy Peyton Jones' early reworking of Purcell trio sonatas, called “Purcell Manoeuvres.” Plus, music from Phil Kline, Robert Moran, percussionist/composer Areski Hamitouche, and more.

PROGRAM # 2477, Henry Purcell, New Sounds Style (First aired on Monday, 11-21-05)





Sarah Pillow


If Musick Be The Food of Love, excerpt [1:00]
O Let Me Weep, excerpt [1:00]
O Let Me Weep – Precision Guided Teares [5:00]

Buckyball Music #007

Klaus Nomi

Klaus Nomi

Cold Song [4:00]

RCA Canada #KKL-T-0560 Out of print, but Amazon.com* may have it as an import

Wendy Carlos

A Clockwork Orange

Title Music (Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary) [2:30]

East Side #ESD -81362**

Jeremy Peyton-Jones & Regular Music II

North South East West

Purcell Manoeuvres #4 [3:00]

New Tone #6748

Areski Hamitouche


Traversee, excerpt [5:30]

Azanie no # Out of print.
Info about the dance company at www.frenchculture.org

Bobo Stenson/Anders Jormin/Paul Motian


Music For A While [5:00]

ECM #1904**

Phil Kline

Glow In The Dark

96 Tears [10:00]

CRI #801. Out of print,
but check www.newworldrecords.com

Robert Moran

Private recording

Harmonia Sacra [7:00]

Not commercially available.

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