Purcell: When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) (Dido's Lament)

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The Sublime Voice of Lynda Barrett

The Sublime Voice of Lynda Barrett


Adam:

O Holy Night

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Semele: Where'er you walk

Messiah: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labour

Messiah: How beautiful are the feet

Head, M:

The Little Road to Bethlehem

Sweet chance

Lloyd Webber, A:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Løvland:

You Raise Me Up

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

arr. Neil Jenkins

S’altro che lagrime (from La clemenza di Tito)

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rubbra:

A Hymn to the Virgin, Op. 13 No. 2

Rutter:

The Lord bless you and keep you

Stopford:

Irish Blessing

Stabat Mater

Sullivan, A:

The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)

trad.:

O Waly, Waly ('The Water is Wide')

arr. Mark Haye

Vivaldi:

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630


Lynda Barrett (soprano)

"The most wonderful natural soprano voice you will ever hear." Do not miss it.

Lynda has been singing since she was a young girl and today she has won many prizes and awards in Northern Ireland. She studied music at Queen's University, Belfast where she studied with the late great Irene Sandford. Much in demand as a soloist, Lynda also has been involved with Castleward Opera where she has sung a number of leading roles. She has also featured as guest soprano with the Ulster Orchestra in their series of Christmas Concerts as well as on television in different programmes for the BBC.

I first came across Lynda Barrett when she was singing as part of a choir that I was recording in St.Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. Suddenly in the solo section of an anthem a solo voice shone through that was something rather special and that nearly made me fall off my seat in amazement! It was a wonderful mixture of purity, clarity and beauty that was far removed from the average solo soprano. Not only was this a voice of rare quality but Lynda sang from the heart and not from the head. Here was a God given gift from a very modest lady, which i felt should be heard by a far wider audience. A CD was therefore born...

Lynda has recorded a programme of music that is delightful on the earand one that I feel best conveys the qualities of this superb voice captured for posterity.

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Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude

Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude


Purcell:

If music be the food of love, Z379

Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Strike the Viol (from Come Ye Sons of Art, Z323)

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Chacony, Z628

What power art thou? (from King Arthur, Z628)

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

[Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country. (1695), Z585 original version]

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Pavan for Three Violins and Bass in G minor - Z752

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z504

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Music for a while, Z583

Here the deities approve, Z339

original version

The Gordion Knot Untied - incidental music, Z597

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

The greatest countertenor of today, Andreas Scholl returns to the Decca label with a recording of vocal jewels by the great baroque composer, Henry Purcell. This is Andreas Scholl's first ever recording of the music of Purcell and his uniquely beautiful voice is perfectly suited to the English composer's plangent melodies. The album includes pieces written for the stage, the church and the private chamber, some of which Andreas Scholl has sung in recital for many years, and some he sings for the first time.

Andreas Scholl's long-standing collaborators, ‘Accademia Bizantina’ bring out the Italian influence in Purcell's instrumental writing, and contribute orchestral items to the programme. 'O Solitude' is Andreas Scholl's first Decca album since the chart-topping ‘Handel: Arias For Senesino' in 2006.

The album includes the well known lament 'When I Am Laid In Earth' - recently voted the UK's No.1 favourite aria in a BBC Radio 3 poll - written for the character of Dido in Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Andreas Scholl is joined for two duets by French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

“Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true Latin passion. Their continuo realisations - here delicate and intimate, there audaciously jazzy - are an unceasing delight.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 *****

“that famously otherworldly tone [is] often breathtakingly in evidence...His decision to tackle Dido's lament has generated controversy: in fact, his performance is extraordinarily haunting...O Dive Custos is arguably the disc's high point. The Academia Bizantina, meanwhile, are on fine form for Stefano Montanari” The Guardian, 13th January 2011 ****

“Scholl understands the importance of words and remains the countertenor of choice: it’s not so much the intelligence and grace that make his artistry so instantly recognisable, as the hypnotically soothing quality of his voice...Among the many joys of this exceptional recital are the accompaniments by Accademia Bizantina.” Financial Times, 21st January 2011 *****

“Few counter-tenors maintain the width of repertoire or vocal acumen of this artist...his Cold Song from “King Arthur” [is] a shivering, juddering triumph, and the entire package pleases.” The Times, 22nd January 2011 ****

“his way with words has strengthened...the two countertenors combine marvellously in O dive custos” Gramophone Magazine, March 2011

“There's no doubt about the theatrical intent driving Scholl's interpretations and the flamboyant work of Italian period instrument band, Accademia Bizantina. The latter's lively continuo group and multi-hued sounds certainly catch the full flavour...few singers...can match him for style and intelligent musicianship in this repertoire.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 ****

“[The disc] contains much in the way of sympathetic vocal and instrumental colouring, not to mention some very fine singing and playing, full-stop...Stefano Montanari's stylish violin-playing [in Fairest Isle], as elsewhere, is a treat in itself...Scholl [brings] an animated, urgent quality to his performance, the tone rich and resonant, the diction razor-sharp.” International Record Review, April 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

Vocal Award Winner

Decca - 4782262

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Concert: Oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and harpsichord

Concert: Oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and harpsichord


Hervelois:

Sonata for cor anglais

Hotteterre:

Sonata for oboe

Mozart:

Oboe Sonata (after the Oboe Quartet, K370)

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Les soupirs

L'Entretien des muses

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

D'Anne jouant de l'espinette

Habanera

Pastourelle

Sweelinck:

Pièce pour clavecin

Telemann:

Oboe Sonata in G minor


Phillipe Pélissier (oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais) & Harumi Konoshita (harpsichord)

This CD celebrates fifteen years of these two artists playing as a duo. Phillippe Pélisier has pursued a double career as both a musician and a producer for Radio France. Harumi Konoshita studied the piano in Japan and Paris. She performs as a soloist and with many instrumental ensembles. The duo performs works by Mozart, Sweelinck, Telemann, Rameau, Hotteterre, Ravel and Purcell.

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Lamente: Furore e Dolore

Lamente: Furore e Dolore


Gluck:

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

L'angue offeso (from Giulio Cesare)

Benchè tuoni e l’etra avvampi (from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)

Hercules: Where shall I fly?

Monteverdi:

Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'

Lamento di Penelope: Di misera Regina

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Vedro con mio diletto (from Giustino)

Sento in seno (from Il Giustino)


Mareike Morr (mezzo-soprano)

Hannoversche Hofkapelle

As part of the Movimentos series, the wonderful mezzo-soprano Mareike Morr brings all the apprehensive and furious heroines back to life on her debut Genuin CD. Together with the frothing and murmuring tones of the Hannoversche Hofkapelle, she performs arias by Handel and Vivaldi, bewails Euridice as Gluck’s Orpheus and to heart-rending effect breathes her last as Purcell’s Dido.

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

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Purcell - Viol Fantasias

Purcell - Viol Fantasias


Purcell:

Fantazia 1 in D minor, Z. 732

Fantazia 2 in F major, Z, 733

Fantazia 3 in G minor, Z. 734

Fantazia 4 in G minor, Z. 735

Fantazia 5 in B flat major, Z. 736

Fantazia 6 in F major, Z. 737

Fantazia 7 in C minor, Z. 738

Fantazia 8 in D minor, Z. 739

Fantazia 9 in A minor, Z. 740

Fantazia 10 in E minor, Z. 741

Fantazia 11 in G major, Z. 742

Fantazia 12 in D minor, Z. 743

Fantazia 13 in A minor, Z. 744

Fantasia Upon One Note in F major, Z745

Six-Part In Nomine in G minor, Z746

Seven-Part In Nomine, Z. 747, "Dorian"

Dance for the Green Men Monkey’s Dance (from The Fairy Queen, Z628)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


André Mangeot described these works as being “of astonishing beauty”. Here they are performed by an ensemble which has received much critical acclaim on the “Hart House Viols”, a collection of instruments at the University of Toronto.

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Serenade - Famous Classical Works

Serenade - Famous Classical Works


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Handel:

Largo from Xerxes (instrumental arrangement)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Pachelbel:

Canon

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


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Edin Karamazov - The Lute is a Song

Edin Karamazov - The Lute is a Song


 

So maki sum se rodila

Old Macedonian song

Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Brouwer, L:

Paisaje cubano con rumba

Domeniconi:

Koyunbaba, Op. 19

Handel:

Saul: O Lord, whose mercies numberless

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Sting:

Alone with my thoughts this evening

Zamboni:

Suonata


Edin Karamazov (lutes and electric guitar) with Renee Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting

‘What I want to do with my lute is to sing’ Edin Karamazov

On his extraordinary debut album, the modern master of the lute explores all the colours of this most evocative and versatile of instruments - in music from the Renaissance to the modern day. The many voices of his lutes and guitars are joined by four of today’s most remarkable singers - Renée Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting - in new interpretations of songs from the pop, folk and classical traditions.

“…a release that's as unusual and distinctive as Edin Karamazov's own playing. What other lutenist would open his disc with Leo Brouwer's Paisaje cubano con rumba, originally for four guitars but here played on a single, multi-tracked electric guitar, and follow it by accompanying Sting on archlute as the latter sings his own 'Alone with my thoughts this evening"?” Gramophone Magazine, June 2009

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Kirsten Flagstad: The Voice of the Century

Kirsten Flagstad: The Voice of the Century


Brahms:

Muss es eine Trennung (No. 12 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Meine Liebe ist grün, Op. 63 No. 5

Charles, E:

When I have sung my songs

Grieg:

Våren, Op. 33 No. 2

(two performances)

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Haugtussa, Op. 67 No. 7 'Vond Dag'

Lie, S:

Sne

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Strauss, R:

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Frühling (from Vier Letzte Lieder)

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Orest! Es rührt sich niemand (from Elektra)

trad.:

Päskemorgen slukker sorgen

Wagner:

Wagst du zu Höhnen (from Tristan und Isolde)

Hojotoho, hojotoho, heiaha, heiaha! (from Die Walküre)

Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (from Tristan und Isolde)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)


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Tudor & Stuart Spirit

Tudor & Stuart Spirit

Music for Dancing and Dreaming


anon.:

Bonny Sweet Robin

Matthew Spring (lute)

Bull, J:

The Duke of Brunswick's Alman

Martin Souter (organ)

Dr. Bull's Juel

Martin Souter (organ)

Byrd:

All in a Garden Green

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman

Dowland:

Pavana Lachrymae (set by William Byrd)

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Grandi:

Domine ne in furore tuo

Concertare, Jonathan Wainwright

Lanier:

The Marigold (Mark How the Blushful Morn)

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Lawes, W:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Locke:

Curtain Tune from The Tempest

Morley:

It was a lover and his lass

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Mundy, J:

Robin

Martin Souter (organ)

Newman, m:

Pavyon

Martin Souter (clavichord)

Playford:

Under The Greenwood Tree

Michelene Wandor

Purcell:

Round'O, ZT 684, from Abdelazer

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Thou knowest, Lord

The King's Consort, Robert King

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rovetta:

Quam pulchra es

Concertare, Jonathan Wainwright

Tomkins:

A sad Pavan for these distracted times

Martin Souter (virginals)

trad.:

Greensleeves

Sharon Lindo (recorder)


The Gift of Music - CCLCD806

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