I think this would be a fantastic gift for many! Christmas is not that far away. 🙂

Countertenor Andreas Scholl Returns to Decca with All-New Recording of Purcell

O Solitude is Andreas Scholl’s First-Ever Recording of the Music of Purcell, Available November 23, 2010

“There are more excellent countertenors before the public today than ever before, but one of them stands out above all others… Andreas Scholl” – Fanfare

You can catch bits of the CD here.

I received an advance copy of the CD*. I have to tell you this is one mighty wonderful disk. Scholl is just incredible. What a beautiful, pure sound he has. So incredibly musical. I was pretty darn mesmerized. And the orchestra sounds wonderful as well. Really.

I’d love to pick a favorite number, but I think that would be ridiculous. Like picking a favorite child, you know? So I guess I won’t go there.

My birthday is in November. I’m going to call this CD my birthday present. It is music to feed me for a very long time. 🙂

What Power art thou
(the cold song)

What power art thou, who from below
Hast made me rise unwillingly and slow
From beds of everlasting snow
See’st thou not (how stiff) and wondrous old
Far unfit to bear the bitter cold,
I (can scarcely move or draw my breath)
Let me, let me freeze again to death.

I suspect this is the album version:

I think I favor this one:

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