Quink Vocal Ensemble
Quink Vocal Ensemble
Gioacchino Rossini Kyrie Gloria Laudamus Te Gratias Domine Deus Qui Tollis Quoniam Cum Sancto Spiritu Credo Crucixus Et Resurrexit Et Vitam VEnturi Prelude Relgieux Ritournelle Sanctus Benedictus O Salutaris Agnus Dei Prelude Religieux Rossini’s “Little Solemn Mass, ” which the composer famously called “neither little, nor more than intermittently solemn,” was nevertheless a great success at its premiere in Paris on March 14, 1864, by which time the famous opera composer was already long “retired,” though he continued to write in non-operatic genres. Rossini was 71 when he wrote it, and it was to be his last large composition. The other small songs and piano pieces he created were published under the ironic title of Péchés de vieillesse – “Sins of My Old Age.” The first version was scored for two pianos, harmonium, and twelve voices and did not yet include the “O Salutaris” for soprano solo which was added later. Within three years Rossini had responded to requests for an orchestration; this version for large ensemble was not given until after the composer’s death, at the Théâtre Italien in Paris, on February 24, 1869.
The Quink Vocal Ensemble is one of the best vocal groups in the world. Their repertoire includes a cappella works ranging from the early Renaissance to contemporary music. Quink has toured the U.S. at least once a year since 1985 and recorded many albums for Telarc. Benjamin Britten Hymn To Cecilia Five Flower Songs Sacred And Profane A Wealden Trio: The Song Of Women - Ford The Sycamore Tree - Trad. A Shepard's Carol - Auden Acclaimed Dutch singers perform beautifully the unaccompanied choral works of Britten.
Sung with intimacy and clarity the five voices of this top notch ensemble showcases these compositions in a different setting than the usual large choir performances of these works. Recommended. Folk Songs Of The World Hora! Hitrag'ut Sheleg al yiri Loch Lomond The Dark-Eyed Sailor She's Like The Swallow At The Foot Of Yonder Mountain The Riddle Song Nyeznyakomka The Unfaithful Lover Handsome Mirko / Eighteen Shining Buttons Heaven Above Hussars / Fairy Tale Am Donaustrom Ej, steht ein Madchen Auf der Erde hat nichts Weile Glaubst du, dass ich Ich hab' die Nacht getraumet Wie kommt's dass du so traurig bist Schein uns, du liebe Sonne Herzlieblich Lieb, durch Scheiden Virginie, les larm' aux yeux Oh! Madelon, je dois partir !Viva La Mancha! !Con el vito! Folk songs exist in all countries and come from all centuries, whether in the form of lullabies, love songs or narrative ballads. These songs reflect our societies and diverse cultures. The Quink Vocal Ensemble has captured some of these songs from Europe, the United States and Israel.
A number of them were arranged by classical composers such as Ralph Vaughn Williams who actively collected and studied folk songs and Arnold Schoenberg, best known for his less tonal works, set texts from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to create works that rival the best Renaissance madrigals. This CD brings together a quite varied but interesting group of songs. Invisible Cities Ton de Leeuw Missa Brevis Kyrie eleison Gloria Sanctus Benedictus Agnus Dei Priere Robert Heppener Canti carnascialeschi: Trionfo di Bacco e d'Arianna Daan Manneke Madrigaal: "La citta sottili" Huub Kerstens Als ghy van de doodt sult zijn verbeten, opus 38 Manneke Psaume 121 De Leeuw En begheeft my niet Egidius, waer bestu bleven? Het visschertje Kerstens Les mortels, opus 19b Manneke Due Cante Canto I Canto 11 On Invisible Cities, Quink Vocal Ensemble perform unusual and striking a cappella repertoire. The performances heard on this recording make up a rare collection of the music of twentieth century Dutch composers. This release contains works rooted in Gregorian chant as well as pieces influenced by the atonal and twelve-tone compositions of this century. Renaissance Madrigals Alla Dlce ombra Dura Legge D'Amor Lo Non Son Pero Morto Datemi Pace Vezzosi Augelli Baci, Soavi E Cari Lo Mi Son Giovinetta Si Ch'io Vorrei Morire O Selce, O tigre, O Ninfa Mori Mi Dici Tirsi Un Giorno Piangea Pupilette Amorose Piangete, Occhi Dolenti Clori Son Fido Amante From about 1520 to about 1620 the Italian madrigal, which refers to almost any musical setting of secular verse (but especially those whose subject is love and death) of two to eight voice parts, had its brief but brilliant lifetime.
Quink, (Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Harry van Berne, tenor, Paula de Wit, soprano, Machteld van Woerden, soprano, and Corrie Pronk, alto) since its debut in 1978 has established its reputation and following on the international concert scene. "Renaissance" features 14 madrigals, one by Cipriano de Rore, four by Giaches de Wert, three by Claudio Monteverdi, two by Alessandro Scarlatti and four by Alessandro Stradella. The liner notes contain bios of these men, and the words of all the songs in Italian and English. Beautiful harmonies! English Madrigals Now Is The Month Of Maying Farewell, Disdainful No, No Nigella Why Should I Grieve? Sweet Phylida Phyllis, Now Cease To Move Me Too Much I Once Lamented Those Sweet Delightful Lilies Phyllis, Farewell Come To Me Grief, Forever Come, Woeful Orpheus Fair Phyllis I Saw Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes (1st Part)I Fall, I Fall, O Stay Me (2nd Part) And though my love abounding Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis The Nightingale, The Organ Of Delight Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints Between 1588 and 1627, the isolation of English musical culture was broken by the influx of Italian music and composers, and during this period a beautiful collection of Madrigals with English words and composers was created.
The acclaimed Quink Vocal Ensemble (Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Harry van Berne, tenor, Paula de Wit, soprano, Machteld van Woerden, soprano, and Corrie Pronk, alto) bring us 18 perfectly-recorded madrigals from this period, three from Thomas Morley, two from Francis Pilkington, two from Thomas Tomkins, two from Thomas Bateson, two from William Byrd, one from John Farmer, four from John Wilbye, and two from Thomas Weelkes. This music is bright and romantic, with a lively grace and harmonic clarity, the result of probably the first English musical "craze!" Carols Around The World What Sweeter Music A Christmas Carol Adam Lay Abounden O Little Town Of Bethlehem The Cherry Tree Carol Sing A Song Of Christmas Deck The Hall In The Bleak Midwinter A Boy Was Born What Cheer? Coventry Carol Lute-Book Lullaby Guillaume, Prends Ton Tambourin Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable? Berceuse Rocking Cancion De Navidad Fum, Fum, Fum I Saw A Maiden Komt Verwondert U Hier, Menschen Herdes, Hij Is Geboren Des Hirten Wiegenlied O Jesulein Suss, O Jesulein Mild Ich Stih' An Deiner Krippe Hier Es Ist Ein Ros' Entsprungen Uns Ist Ein Kind Geboren A Dutch quintet, Quink performs both classical works and lighter, contemporary material. The 26 carols featured here are, as the CD's title implies, indeed culled from many Western traditions, though primarily English, French and German, and include the contemporary, as well as the timeless. Charles Ives' "A Christmas Carol" is a quietly lilting 3/4; Walton's "What Cheer" is a herald of joyous news, a musical announcement.
The Polish "Berceuse" has a rocking motion, derived from its repeating major second interval. Favorites include "Deck The Hall," "In The Bleak Midwinter" and "The Cherry Tree Carol." Two delicate Bach works round out this understated and soothing CD. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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