Son Of England – Misteria Paschalia Festival, Krakow
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Purcell and his generation brought English Music back to life after twenty years of political and religious censorship. Queens and kings’ return was also the one of parties, singing and dancing. Once again, you could sing odes such as Welcome To All The Pleasures, where heaven blesses concerts and harmony. The monarchs' death caused a collective affliction as testifies Funeral Sentences For The Death Of Queen Mary II. Finally, composers were aware to live a blessed period, and Jeremiah Clarke’s tribute to the British Orpheus in Ode On The Death Of Henry Purcell is a proof of a moving admiration.