Henry Purcell: My Heart is Inditing Of A Good Matter

17 min
Henry Purcell: My Heart is Inditing Of A Good Matter

Crowning King James II and the majesty of his love for his queen

Written for the coronation of King James II in 1685, My Heart is Inditing — for an eight-person choir, strings and an organ—was intended to score the of the ceremony concerning Mary of Modena, King James II’s queen. Purcell’s royal connection spanned a large portion of his relatively short life, beginning at age ten when the renowned composer was granted admission to the Chapel Royal as a chorister. 

In this work, all the pomp and ceremony of a Baroque crowning is evoked through a harmonious to a fro between verse and instrument.

Full concert
Henry Purcell: Anthems & Fantazias By the Collegium Vocale Gent And Capriccio Stravagante Conducted By Skip Sempé
Eglise Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, Paris
Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell
All artists
  • Skip SempéConductor
  • Capriccio StravaganteVocal and instrumental ensemble
  • AnonymeAuthor