The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed - the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523) and the second composed especially for Stile Antico in 2009 by contemporary composer John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.
Fondato sulle più recenti acquisizioni della ricerca, il volume offre un affresco completo della storia greca dalle origini all'età romana, in una sintesi chiara e rigorosa, condotta con stile efficace e piacevole. La puntuale esposizione degli eventi, nel loro sviluppo sincronico e diacronico, si accompagna ad approfondimenti tematici, in cui la riconosciuta competenza dell'autore in ambito storico ed epigrafico consente di mettere a frutto - e a disposizione dei lettori - i risultati delle indagini specialistiche, arricchendo la ricostruzione e l'interpretazione storica. …
"…Ancient love-poetry and masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony: the very essence of music. Not to be missed."
Italian folk-pop icon Angelo Branduardi was born February 12, 1950 in the Milanese countryside in a small town called Cuggioni. Branduardi experimented with a few instruments before settling on guitar, playing piano at age six, and violin as a soloist at the Conservatory Niccolo Paganini…
Stile Antico’s newest programme centres on Tallis’s magnificent 7-part ‘Christmas’ Mass, based on the festive plainchant Puer natus est, in a new edition prepared by Sally Dunkley. The mass is interspersed with seasonal Tudor music, including Byrd’s exquisite Propers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, responsories by Taverner and Sheppard, Robert White’s exuberant setting of the Magnificat, and Tallis’s own sublime Videte miraculum.
Stile Antico (joined by Fretwork) explore long-neglected repertory: the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for domestic devotion, rather than for church worship. Culled from collections intended for use in private homes, these pieces by Tomkins, Campion, Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, Gibbons and others, offer a unique insight into the turbulent religious climate of the time and the thriving musical culture at its heart.
Easy on the ears, this cd can be used as a harness for positive energy, upbeat, getting ready to go out, or just chillin at home with a bottle of wine. An amazing compilation!
The subtitle of this program is “Renaissance Madrigals Embellished,” a collection of the diminution repertoire that, as ensemble director and founder Skip Sempé says in a printed interview, was only miraculously written out or prepared for publication at all.
Antico / Moderno is a journey into music embellished throughout the ages, proving that this ractice, born over 500 years ago, is still alive today. This programme, conceived with care by Skip Sempé, provides time travel with an incredible diversity of sounds and colours. A rare testimony of elegance - that a simple melody composed at the heart of the Renaissance can create an intense emotional experience even in the world of today.