Locke: Suite from The Tempest

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The Tempest

The Tempest

Inspired by Shakespeare

Draghi, G B:

The Tempest: Dance of fantastick spirits

Hart, James:

The Tempest: Dorinda's song


Falling Star


Suite from The Tempest

Martin, F:

Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest'


Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135

Let mine eyes run down with tears, Z24

O God, thou hast cast us out, Z36

La Tempête, Simon-Pierre Bestion

A profoundly modern dimension emerges from this confrontation between English works from the 17th century (Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke) and works from the 20th and 21st centuries (Philippe Hersant, Franck Martin, Thierry Pécou). Coming from highly different musical universes, each composition is, however, largely inspired by the founding themes of Shakespeare’s play, sometimes taking up excerpts from it. The text is recited in English, or rather Shakespeare’s ‘Old English’, as are all the sung parts, in order to reproduce the strong, sweet accent of that tongue.

“Choral blend and enunciation are immaculate, at their very best in Martin's Songs of Ariel…it's particularly good to see 'Let mine eyes run down with tears' among the more familiar numbers - a neglected gem of rare intensity, performed here with tremendous poise” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

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Locke: Music for The Tempest

Locke: Music for The Tempest


Tune for the Woodlark



Passacaglia in C minor

Sonata violino solo representativa in A

Partia VII in C minor for two Violas d'amore and Basso continuo


Suite from The Tempest

Canon 4 in 2




Fanfare in D major

Il Giardino Armonico, Trompeten-Consort Innsbruck, Giovanni Antonini

Warner Classics Das Alte Werk - 2564642241



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All The World's A Stage

All The World's A Stage

Music and dances for Williams Shakespeare


The Fairey Masque

Witches Dance I

The second Witches dance

Greensleeves to a Ground

Strawberry Leaves


When daisies pied (from Love's Labours Lost)





Orpheus with his lute


Country Dances and Cotillions: Mrs Quickly

Country Dances and Cotillions: As You Like It

Country Dances and Cotillions: The Taming of the Shrew

Country Dances and Cotillions: Alls Well That Ends Well

Johnson, R:

Full fathom five

Where the bee sucks


Orpheus with his lute

Let's have a dance upon the heath

Suite from The Tempest


O mistress mine

It was a lover and his lass

Passymeasures Pavan


Suite from the Fairy Queen

Musica Donum Dei

Music from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries composed for Shakespeare's plays or to celebrate his work. A wide range of instrumental sounds and some splendid singing create a fascinating programme of dynamic and cheerful English music, performed by one of Britain's leading ensembles.

The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1110



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