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GM 7348

Ancient Sorceries: Music for Countertenor & Recorder

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2010

Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

Michael Harper

bells

Jonathan Price

cello

Nicholas Clapton

countertenor

Ian Thompson

harpsichord

John Turner

recorder

Venue:

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester



Producer:

David Ellis



Engineer:

Richard Scott



Record Label
Guild

Genre:

Chamber


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 76:32
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RICHARD STEINITZ

(b. 1938)
1 

Hymn to Apollo at Delphi

10:11
   
 

ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH

(b. 1923)
 

Ancient Sorceries

13:16  
2 1 Voices 5:56
3 2 The Horn 1:34
4 3 Sorcery 5:46
   
 

STEPHEN HOUGH

(b. 1961)
 

Three Grave Songs

6:20  
5 1 Requiescat 2:10
6 2 By her Aunt's Grave 0:53
7 3 In a Breton Cemetery 3:17
   
 

NICHOLAS MARSHALL

(b. 1942)
 

Cat & Mouse

12:14  
8 1 Fourth of July 2:16
9 2 Cat and Mouse 1:39
10 3 Roarers in a Ring 2:44
11 4 Snowdrop 1:35
12 5 Theology 0:51
13 6 Fern 3:09
   
 

JOHN MCCABE

(b. 1939)
14 

Two Latin Elegies

7:43
 Michael Harper bells
 

JOHN GARDNER

(b. 1971)
 

Six by Four

12:23  
15 1 Lawn as White as Driven Snow 1:27
16 2 When Icicles hang by the Wall 2:04
17 3 Over Hill, over Dale 1:07
18 4 Come Away, come away, Death 3:41
19 5 When Daisies Pid and Violets Blue 1:52
20 6 When that I was and a little tiny Boy 2:12
   
 

JOHN JOUBERT

(b. 1927)
 

Crabbed Age and Yough

14:36  
21 1 Ay me 3:14
22 2 Let us not that Young Men be 1:42
23 3 Crabbed Age and Youth 3:33
24 4 Though you are Young and I am Old 3:19
25 5 Time wasteth Years 2:37


The strong historical resonances of both the countertenor voice and the recorder have inspired these magical works, all with inventive colours and surprisingly varied textures. Richard Steinitz’s Hymn to Apollo at Delphi is based on ancient Greek melodies and was composed as a touching and unique wedding present for his wife. Ancient Rome is the cue for John McCabe’s Two Latin Elegies, based on a piece for virginals by William Byrd, the music being punctuated by the tolling of David Munrow’s much loved set of medieval bells. Haunting nature poems by Walter de la Mare and Ted Hughes respectively are strikingly set by Arthur Butterworth and Nicholas Marshall. Stephen Hough (best known for his consummate pianistic skills) contributes a triptych of song about graves, the last of which, a setting of Hardy’s comic poem about spending the money for a aunt’s tombstone on an evening of drunken revelry at the local hostelry, relieves the sad sentiments of the other two songs. Seriousness intrudes again with John Joubert’s masterful settings of well known poems by Shakespeare and others, movingly contrasting the wisdom and infirmity of old age with the joys and carefree activity of youth. John Gardner’s Shakespeare songs are brimful of winning melody, the concluding setting of "When that I was and a little tiny boy" being in his most infectious "pop" style.

"...Singing and playing are of the highest order. A wide range of musical expression is very convincingly sustained on this much-to-be-recommended disc of unusual but significant repertoire."

Andrew Mayes - MusicWeb International - 14 July 2010




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