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Charles Hazlewood talks about Purcell, with musical illustrations: the Jig from Abdelazar, 'Cold Genius' from King Arthur, and 'Thou tun'est this world', from Hail! Bright Cecilia.
Bass-baritone Sir John Tomlinson discusses singing Purcell, with musical illustrations: 'They who go down to the sea in ships', and 'Wondrous Machine' from Hail! Bright Cecilia.
Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas on her approach to Purcell, with musical illustrations: 'Soul of the World' from Hail! Bright Cecilia, and 'Fairest Isle' from King Arthur.
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