– Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord – Rejoice in the Lord always – Sonata no. 1 – Let mine eyes run down with tears
– Orlando Gibbons: What is our life
– Matthew Locke: Suite in d
– John Blow: Cry aloud
– Henry Purcell: Pavane and Chaconne in g – Remember not, Lord, our offences – Blessed are they that fear the Lord
The language of English music, firmly rooted in the vocal polyphony of the 16 th century, constitutes a world apart, full of unusual deep beauty. Alongside the famous Henry Purcell, there are also other and by no means less original representatives, including John Blow and Matthew Locke, or their predecessor Orlando Gibbons.