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Sounds, Sweet - Airs and the Art of Longing: Songs by Vaughan Williams, Torget, Lanier, Corbetta / Elisabeth Holmertz: soprano; Fredrik Bock: baroque guitar

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
>Lawes, Henry : Bid me but live, song for voice & lute
>Torget, Benedicte : Divine, song for soprano & theorbo
>Lawes, Henry : Sweet stay awhile
>Lawes, Henry : Slide soft, you silver floods, song for voice & continuo
>Lanier, Nicholas : No More Shall Meads Be Decked with Flowers, song
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
>Lanier, Nicholas : Weep no more my wearied eyes
>Torget, Benedicte : Oh, dream where art thou now, song for soprano & theorbo
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Take, O take, those lips away, song for voice & piano (Songs from Shakespeare no 1)
>Corbetta, Francesco : Prelude, for guitar (from La Guitarre Royalle, 1671)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Sky above the Roof, song for voice & piano
>Torget, Benedicte : Diving, song for soprano & theorbo
>Lawes, Henry : Wert Thou Yet Fairer, song for voice & continuo
>Lawes, Henry : Transcendent Beauty, song for voice & lute
>Taylor, John : Tell me not that I die or live by thee, song for soprano & theorbo
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A Clear Midnight, song for voice & piano (Poems by Walt Whitman no 2)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mr Dowland's Midnight, almain for lute, P 99
>Torget, Benedicte : Lullaby, for soprano & theorbo
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Holmertz and Bock are a soprano-lute duo that prefers taking the less-trodden path. On their previous CD, they created their own musical universe of pop and baroque. On this album they continue their quest, joined by virtuoso Danish musician Poul Høxbro on low whistle.

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
The last, 'Lullaby', is moving. A significant oversight in the programming is that Dowland is all. The ensemble plays well together, and Holmertz has a nice instrument and mostly sings with sensitivity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012).



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1901

>Lawes, Henry : Bid me but live, song for voice & lute
  • Performer: Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Torget, Benedicte : Divine, song for soprano & theorbo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lawes, Henry : Sweet stay awhile
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1620-1630

>Lawes, Henry : Slide soft, you silver floods, song for voice & continuo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1663

>Lanier, Nicholas : No More Shall Meads Be Decked with Flowers, song
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
  • Performer: Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Lanier, Nicholas : Weep no more my wearied eyes
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Torget, Benedicte : Oh, dream where art thou now, song for soprano & theorbo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Take, O take, those lips away, song for voice & piano (Songs from Shakespeare no 1)
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1925

>Corbetta, Francesco : Prelude, for guitar (from La Guitarre Royalle, 1671)
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Sky above the Roof, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Torget, Benedicte : Diving, song for soprano & theorbo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lawes, Henry : Wert Thou Yet Fairer, song for voice & continuo
  • Performer: Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, Henry : Transcendent Beauty, song for voice & lute
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Taylor, John : Tell me not that I die or live by thee, song for soprano & theorbo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A Clear Midnight, song for voice & piano (Poems by Walt Whitman no 2)
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1925

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Mr Dowland's Midnight, almain for lute, P 99
  • Performer: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1626

>Torget, Benedicte : Lullaby, for soprano & theorbo
  • Performers: Fredrik Bock (Theorbo); Elisabeth Holmertz
  • Notes: Jar Church, Bærum (03/06/2012-03/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary