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Wydawnictwo: Signum Classics
Nr katalogowy: SIGCD 680
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: listopad 2021
EAN: 635212068021
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Epoka muzyczna: renesans, barok
Obszar (język): angielski
Rodzaj: christmas, pieśń

Byrd / Holborne / Gibbons: An Elizabethian Christmas

Signum Classics - SIGCD 680
Helen Charlston, mezzo-soprano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Presto Disc of the Week
William Byrd:
Out of the Orient Crystal Skies
From Virgin’s Womb – Rejoice, Rejoice
An Earthly Tree – Cast Off All Doubtful Care
O God that Guides the Cheerful Sun

Anthony Holborne:
As it Fell on Holie Eve
The Cradle
The New-Yeares Gift
Heigh Ho Holiday

Orlando Gibbons:
Fantazy No. 1 a 4 ‘For Ye Great Dooble Bass’
Fantazy No. 2 a 4 ‘For Ye Great Dooble Bass’

Martin Peerson:
Upon my Lap, my Sovereign Sits

Thomas Weelkes:
To Shorten Winter’s Sadnesse

Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sang
Viol consort Fretwork and mezzo soprano Helen Charlston explore the more reflective and sombre Christmas celebrations of Elizabethan England, in a collection of works by William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, Orlando Gibbons and Martin Peerson.

With celebrations confined strictly to the 12 days from Christmas Eve to Epiphany, the preceding Advent was regarded as a time of religious introspection, with music composed to mark both fasting and feasting. Byrd’s consort songs for voice and 5 viols encompass this range, from the joyous Out of the Orient Crystal Skies – ending with an exuberant ‘Falantidingdido’, a word whose meaning is lost to history – to his Lullaby, a ‘song of sadnes and pietie’ that became one of Byrd’s most enduringly famous songs.

In 2021, Fretwork celebrates its 35th anniversary. In the past three and a half decades they have explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made classic recordings against which others are judged. In addition to this, Fretwork have become known as pioneers of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned over 40 new works.

Acclaimed for her musical interpretation, presence and “warmly distinctive tone” (The Telegraph), Helen Charlston is quickly cementing herself as a key performer in the next generation of British singers. Helen won first prize in the 2018 Handel Singing Competition and was a finalist in the Hurn Court Opera Competition, and the Grange Festival International Singing Competition.

Recorded in St Magdalen Church, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, UK from 15th–17th May 2019 and 7th –8th October 2020

Zobacz także:

  • SIGCD 481
  • CDA 67675
  • DCD 34230
  • SIGCD 707
  • COV 92108