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The Art of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings

Album Summary

>Traditional, English : The Three Ravens, folk song
>Traditional, English : The Cuckoo
>Traditional, Scottish : Barbara Allen, folk song
>Downey, John : Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain
>Traditional, British Isles : I Will Give My Love an Apple, folk song
>Traditional, English : The Oak and the Ash (North Country Maid), folk song
>Traditional, English : King Henry, folk song
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Anonymous, English : Sumer is icumen in
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Now is the month of maying, madrigal for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Come, pretty babe, song for voice & 4 viols
>Wilbye, John [Composer] : Thus Saith My Cloris Bright, madrigal
>Weelkes, Thomas : To shorten winter's sadness, madrigal for 5 voices
>Parsons, Robert : Pandolpho 1 "Pour down, you pow'rs divine"
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : In dewe of roses, madrigal for 4 voices
>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
>Lassus, Orlando de : Matona mia cara, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/93
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1"
>Passereau, Pierre : Il est bel et bon
>Saracini, Claudio : Da te parto
>Desprez, Josquin : Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam/Deploration de la Mort de Jehan Ockeghem, lament for 5 parts
>Schütz, Heinrich : Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 8
>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Alfred Deller's singing is beguiling and timeless; (Purcell) "Music for a while" (is) from a number of songs which exhibit his essential mastery: everything from accuracy of pitching and magical floating phrases to subtlety of colour and expressive resource." -Gramophone



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Works Details

>Traditional, English : The Three Ravens, folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: circa 1611

>Traditional, English : The Cuckoo
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Scottish : Barbara Allen, folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1666

>Downey, John : Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, British Isles : I Will Give My Love an Apple, folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.

>Traditional, English : The Oak and the Ash (North Country Maid), folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.

>Traditional, English : King Henry, folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Anonymous, English : Sumer is icumen in
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 13th Century

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Now is the month of maying, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1595.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1595

>Byrd, William : Come, pretty babe, song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Wenzinger Consort of V
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Wilbye, John [Composer] : Thus Saith My Cloris Bright, madrigal
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1598

>Weelkes, Thomas : To shorten winter's sadness, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Parsons, Robert : Pandolpho 1 "Pour down, you pow'rs divine"
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Wenzinger Consort of V
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : In dewe of roses, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1594

>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74 :: Eternal Source of Light
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Alfred Deller
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Lassus, Orlando de : Matona mia cara, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/93
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 1" :: Lasciate Mi Morire
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1608

>Passereau, Pierre : Il est bel et bon
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1534

>Saracini, Claudio : Da te parto
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Desmond Dupré (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Desprez, Josquin : Nymphes des bois/Requiem aeternam/Deploration de la Mort de Jehan Ockeghem, lament for 5 parts
  • Performer: Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Deller Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1497

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Op. 8
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Mark Deller (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Ensemble of Baroque Instruments
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : Music for a while
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1692

>Purcell, Henry : Don Quixote, Z 578
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Mark Deller (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: Secrecie's Song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629 :: Mystery's Song
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Ensemble: Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performers: Alfred Deller (Countertenor); Walter Bergmann (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1692-1775