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Chamber Music, page 59

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The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - Transcriptions for a mixed consort

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book - Transcriptions for a mixed consort
ID: SIGCD009
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Artist track listing:
Susanne Heinrich: (a) treble viol (M.D. Attwood 1993, after B. Norman)
(b) tenor viol (M.D. Attwood 1993, after B. Norman)
(c) 6-string bass viol (M.D. Attwood 1991, after J. Rose)
Lynda Sayce: (d) Renaissance flute (L. Jones 1996)
(e) 7-course lute (M. Lowe 1998, after G. Gerle ca. 1580)
(f) chitarrone (D. Van Edwards 1987, after Tieffenbrucker III 1608)
Kah-Ming Ng: (g) chamber organ (V. Woodstock 1996)
(h) harpsichord (A. Garlick 1977, after I. Ruckers 1638)
Oliver Webber : (i) violin (A. Beavitt 1986, after Stradivari)
Susanna Pell: (j) 6-string bass viol (J. Julier 1992, after R. Meares)
Reiko Ichise: (k) 6-string bass viol (M.D. Attwood 1991, after J. Rose)
Jacob Heringman: (l) 4-course cittern (S. Barber 1994, late 16th-century style)
(m) 7-course lute (B. Hirst 1992, after Venere 1582)
Rupert Jennings: (n) Tenor voice
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King's Singers Christmas

King's Singers Christmas
ID: SIGCD502
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Popular Classical Music Melodies

The King's Singers
Countertenors: David Hurley and Robin Tyson
Tenor: Paul Phoenix
Baritones: Philip Lawson and Gabriel Crouch
Bass: Stephen Connolly

Guest Artists
Drum (track 2): Gary Lovenest
String quartet (track 25): Sally Jackson - violin, Claire Ashby - violin, Joel Hunter - viola, Chris Worsey - cello.
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Jupiter: The Music of Jean-Baptiste Forqueray

Jupiter: The Music of Jean-Baptiste Forqueray
ID: SIGCD008
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Orchestral transcriptions and chamber music by Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782), taken from Pičces de viole (Paris 1747) and inspired in part by the Roman God, Jupiter

Charivari Agréable Simfonie:
Susanne Heinrich - Pardessus de Viole
Oliver Webber - Violon
Rachel Stott - Alto
Susanna Pell - Basse de Viole
Gareth Deats - Violoncelle
Lynda Sayce - Théorbe
Kah-Ming Ng - Clavecin
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Edwin Roxburgh: Solos and Duos

Edwin Roxburgh: Solos and Duos
ID: NMCD161
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Viola

Edwin Roxburgh, Lawrence Casserly, Dimitri Murrath - Edwin Roxburgh: Solos and Duos
Edwin Roxburgh’s Solos and Duos are inspired by the virtuosic skill of the performers featured on this recording. They are joined by the composer himself with Lawrence Casserley in 'At the Still Point of the Turning World...'.
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The Sultan and the Phoenix

The Sultan and the Phoenix
ID: SIGCD032
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music

Recording Location: St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire

Louis (c.1626-1661), François le Grand (1668-1733) and Armand-Louis (1727-1789) were the three most celebrated members of the distinguished Couperin family of musicians who flourished from the late 16th century until the middle of the 19th, holding a position of esteem parallel to that of the Bachs in Germany.

The Sultan and the Phoenix presents both masterpieces and rare gems from the Couperins and their contemporaries, all delivered with a rare insight by the ensemble charivari agréable. The programme presents an overview of the ensemble use of the viol in its various manifestations and stages of evolution in France. The Couperin dynasty offers a convenient chronological framework within which the viol could be heard in various guises: from a consort setting to a ‘pičces de clavecin en concerts’ configuration; from a six-string bass viol to a five-string hybrid ‘quinton’. Underpinning this programme is the historical practice of adaptation, transcription and arrangement with which French baroque music is replete.

Historical tradition is followed by the arrangement of some pieces by the players. Some involved direct transcription, such as the L. Couperin Pavan for a viol consort or the F. Couperin harpsichord piece for theorbo (in the style of de Visée, see above). Other pieces are left untouched, such as L. Couperin’s Fantaisies and Corrette’s Phénix, as well as the large-scale chamber works of Dornel and Couperin.

Charivari Agréable’s reputation as one of the most original ensembles in the period-instrument scene was recently articulated by the BBC Music Magazine, which noted that the ensemble “has carved something of a niche for itself in imaginative and well thought-out programming”, reasoning that its work is the fruit of both scholarly research and charismatic musicianship, a combination which puts it at the forefront of period-instrument ensembles.

This recording is refreshing and rewarding. Charivari Agréable is a rare combination with a distinct sound and sonority, displaying sincere empathy and love for the repertory they choose to record.
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Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar

Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar
ID: SIGCD166
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Choir

* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

Coro Cervantes is a unique professional chamber choir. Through its perforamances and recordings it aims to bring the music of Iberia and Latin America to audiences everywhere. This disc of 20th century music for the unusual yet fabulous combination of choir and guitar coincides with the 70th birthday of Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre, whose work Yanomam, inspired by the death rituals of the indigenous Yanomami people, gives the album its title. The choir is accompanied by the Brazilian Fabio Zanon, one of most all embracing talents in the international guitar scene.


The Yanomami

The Yanomami are one of the largest relatively isolated tribes in South America. They live in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela, and today their total population stands at around 32,000. At over 9.6 million hectares, the Yanomami territory in Brazil is twice the size of Switzerland. In Venezuela, the Yanomami live in the 8.2 million hectare Alto Orinoco - Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve. Together, these areas form the largest forested indigenous territory in the world.

The Yanomami live in large, circular, communal houses called yanos or shabonos. Some house up to 400 people. The Yanomami believe strongly in equality among people. Each community is independent from others and they do not recognize ‘chiefs’. Decisions are made by consensus, frequently after long debates where everybody has a say.

Like most Amazonian tribes, tasks are divided between the sexes. Men hunt game, often using curare (a plant extract) to poison their prey. Women tend the gardens where they grow around 60 crops and also collect wild honey nuts, shellfish and insect larvae.

The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Sometimes these are malevolent, attack the Yanomami and are believed to cause illness. Shamans control these spirits by inhaling a hallucinogenic snuff called yakoana. Through their trance like visions, they meet the spirits or xapiripë.

During the 1980s, the Yanomami suffered immensely when up to 40,0000 Brazilian goldminers invaded their land. The miners shot them, destroyed many villages, and exposed them to diseases to which they had no immunity. Twenty percent of the Yanomami died in just seven years. After a long international campaign led by Yanomami spokesman, Davi Kopenawa, Survival and the Brazilian NGO, the Pro Yanomami Commission (CCPY), Yanomami land in Brazil was officially recognized as the ‘Yanomami Park’ in 1992 and the miners expelled.

However, the Yanomami still face many threats. Cattle ranchers are invading and deforesting the eastern fringe of their land. Over 1,000 gold- miners are now working illegally on Yanomami land, transmitting deadly diseases like malaria and polluting the rivers with mercury. The Brazilian congress is debating a draft bill which, if approved, will legalise large scale mining in Indian lands, a move which is bitterly opposed by the Yanomami.

As a result of their increasing contact with outsiders, the Yanomami, CCPY and Survival, set up an education project. Yanomami are being trained to teach reading, writing and maths in their communities.

In 2004, Yanomami formed their own organisation, Hutukara (the part of the sky from which the earth was born), to defend their rights. Survival International has been working with the Yanomami for 40 years.

To support the Yanomami join Survival International at
www.survival-international.org
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Raimundo Penaforte - 'Between Sun & Snow' - The Valerius Ensemble

Raimundo Penaforte -  'Between Sun & Snow' - The Valerius Ensemble
ID: ACDHJ036-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Raimundo Penaforte
Inspired by a broad range of musical genres that span classical, Latin, jazz and traditional folkloric music from his native Brazil, Raimundo Penaforte has appeared nationally and internationally as a composer and performer.

The Valerius Ensemble a revelation in music

The Valerius ensemble, founded in 1988, is a chamber music ensemble based around a group of musicians most of whom are also members of The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble present more than 25 chamber music concerts a year. Depending on the programme the number of musicians performing per concert varies from two to nine or even more. With its annual series of six chamber music concerts on Sunday afternoons, the ensemble plays a significant role in the programming at the Music Centre in Enschede, Netherlands.
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Music for Gainsborough - by his contemporaries

Music for Gainsborough - by his contemporaries
ID: SIGCD026
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

The paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) constitute one of the most poignant and evocative icons of Georgian England; he painted supremely accomplished portraits of a wide social spectrum, and landscapes which capture the verdancy of England prior to the Stygian advance of the Industrial Revolution.

Gainsborough’s own creativity sought expression in music as much as in painting, which was unusual in an age when musical ability was mainly considered the preserve of the ladies.

For this musical tribute to Gainsborough, we have gathered together pieces by several of his friends; Abel, J.C. Bach, Giardini, Linley & Straube.
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Expressia - Armenian Metamorphoses - Cadence Ensemble

Expressia - Armenian Metamorphoses - Cadence Ensemble
ID: SIGCD129
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Since the Cadence Ensemble's premiere performance in 2004, the group has quickly become one of the leading and most popular music groups of Armenia. Initially performing the works of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla the ensemble has expanded its repertoire to incorporate contemporary European and Armenian composers. Under the leadership of pianist, Armen Babkhanian, the ensemble has enjoyed international success.

Folk Metamorphoses (based on themes of Komitas Vardapet, Sayat-Nova and Shirin)
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Red Leaves - Works by 20th Century Composers - Brunel Ensemble - Christopher Austin

Red Leaves - Works by 20th Century Composers - Brunel Ensemble - Christopher Austin
ID: SIGCD053
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Signum Classics are proud to announce The Brunel Ensemble's first disc on Signum Classics - Red Leaves.

No ensemble other ensemble is as committed to the performance of such works from all decades of the twentieth century. Formed in 1992, the group gives thrilling performances under Christopher Austin’s inspired direction.

John McCabe’s Red Leaves was commissioned by the European Community Chamber Orchestra and the 1991 Istanbul Festival. Composer Malcom Williamson studied with Elisabeth Lutyens (as did Robert Saxton) and he was Master of the Queen’s Music until his death in 2003. One of Lutyens’ first major success was a setting of Rimbaud, O Saisons, O Chateau encored at the first performance in 1947 - but noteable for having previously been turned down by the BBC as unsingable!

The McCabe and Williamson pieces are linked by the common theme of nature, the latter being inspired by Australian landscape and history. It was commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the State of Victoria. For his anniversary greeting of 1986 on the occasion of his colleague’s half century, Robert Saxton presented his Birthday Piece for Richard Rodney Bennett. In which he chose in time-honoured manner to extract from Bennett’s name the musical notes available as a thematic cipher, and to fashion them after his own manner into a bracing invention for strings. Red Leaves is a disc of modern works by British composers.
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