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The Dark is my Delight

Music of renaissance England

Flanders Recorder Quartet

Amaryllis Dieltiens

Bart Naessens

Anonymus Capricio & Volta du Tambour
Anonymus The Dark is My Delight
John Dowland (1563-1626) Sorrow, come
Anonymus This merry pleasant Spring
William Byrd (1543-1623) Sermone blando
Thomas Morley (c.1558-1602) The Nightingale
William Byrd (1543-1623) Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la.
William Byrd (1543-1623) Fantasia
Anonymus Willow Song
Thomas Morley (c.1558-1602) Pavana
Robert Parsons (c.1535-1572) Ut re mi fa sol la
Alfonso Ferrabosco (c.1575-1628) Hear me, O God (Four Note Pavan)
Alfonso Ferrabosco (c.1575-1628) Four Note Pavan
Hugh Ashton (c.1485-1558) Hugh Ashton’s Maske
Richard Nicholson (c.1570-1639) Cuckoo
Richard Nicholson (c.1570-1639) Sweet, they say such virtue lies in your lips
Robert Johnson (c.1583-c.1634) Satyr’s Dance
William Wigthorpe (c.1570-c.1610) I am not I of such belief
Thomas Preston (?-c.1563) Uppon la mi re
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Flanders Recorder Quartet (Recorder quartet)
Amaryllis Dieltiens, Soprano
Bart Naessens, Harpsichord
Bart Spanhove, Recorder
Joris Van Goethem, Recorder
Paul Van Loey, Recorder
Tom Beets, Recorder
Marie Verstraete, Recorder
Playing time: 1:8 (h:m)
Booklet: 40p., English German French
Order Nr. AE 10166
EAN 4026798101664
Product category: SACD
Release date: 01/09/2009
  • play_circle_outline This merry pleasant spring
  • play_circle_outline Willow Song
  • play_circle_outline Capricio
  • play_circle_outline Pavana

The English Renaissance was of necessity a haven of chamber music: under the influence of the Puritans, the private sphere gained importance for the predominantly Roman Catholic musicians and the musical life of the island. Cheerful exuberance as well as deeply felt melancholy mark the works on this SACD. Among the composers are unknown names, but also those of Dowland, Byrd and Morley. A special highlight are the eight consort songs featuring the Flemish soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens in her solo debut on AEOLUS, sonorously accompanied by the Flanders Recorder Quartet.

The Belgian ensemble Flanders Recorder Quartet numbers among the absolute top formations of its kind. Concert tours regularly lead it to North America and Asia. On this SACD the ensemble plays 18 different Renaissance recorders, from soprano to great bass.

The recording was made in the splendid acoustics of the former Augustine church of Antwerp’s Augustinus Music Centre (AMUZ). The surround-sound version on the SACD promises special listening pleasure.

€ 18,99 (including tax)
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