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William Lawes (1602-45): The Royal Consort / Phantasm Ensemble; Laurence Dreyfus

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  1. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 1 in D Minor: I. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 1 in D Minor: II. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 1 in D Minor: III. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 1 in D Minor: IV. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 1 in D Minor: V. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: I. Paven $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: II. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: III. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: IV. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: V. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: VI. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 4 in D Major: VII. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: I. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: II. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: III. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: IV. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: V. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 3 in D Minor: VI. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: I. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: II. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: III. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: IV. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: V. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: IV. Morriss $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 5 in D Major: VII. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 8 in C Major: I. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 8 in C Major: II. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 8 in C Major: III. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 8 in C Major: IV. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 8 in C Major: V. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: I. Pavan $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: II. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: III. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: IV. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: V. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: VI. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 9 in F Major: VII. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Lawes — Sett No. 4 à 5 in F Major "To the Organ": I. Fantazy $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Lawes — Sett No. 4 à 5 in F Major "To the Organ": II. Pavan $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Lawes — Sett No. 4 à 5 in F Major "To the Organ": III. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: I. Pavan $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: II. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: III. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: IV. Galliard $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: V. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 2 in D Minor: VI. Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 6 in D Major: I. Aire $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 6 in D Major: II. Alman $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 6 in D Major: III. Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Lawes — Royal Consort Sett No. 6 in D Major: IV. Morriss $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 1 in D minor
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 4 in D major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 3 in D minor
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 5 in D major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 8 in C major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 9 in F major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 5 in F major (no 4)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 2 in D minor
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 6 in D major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 7 in A minor
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 10 in B flat major
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Paven for 4 viols in D minor (VdGS no 76)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Alman for 4 viols in D minor (no 260)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Saraband for 4 viols in D minor (VdGS no 264)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 6 in C minor (no 10)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 6 in C major (no 7)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Described as 'one of the greatest collections of ensemble dance music ever composed', Lawes' Royal Consort is full of astounding moments of striking musical invention. Guest musicians Elizabeth Kenny on theorbo, Emily Ashton on tenor viol and organist Daniel Hyde join Phantasm to honour the celebrated English Renaissance composer. This sublime collection boasts a range and depth of expression, which excites both mind and body through Lawes' startlingly individual pieces. This recording is the first complete recording of Lawes' version of the Royal Consorts for four viols and theorbo. Phantasm, under the direction of Laurence Dreyfus, presents a passionate and insightful look into this adventurous music. The result is a rich and warm recording of technical brilliance that takes the listener deep into the harmonically rich world of Lawes. Phantasm's previous recording of Lawes, Consorts to the Organ, was both a Gramophone Awards finalist and a BBC Music Magazine Award nominee in 2013. Phantasm has been widely acclaimed for its previous recordings with Linn: its 2011 recording of William Byrd was named 'Disc of the Month' by BBC Music and its 2009 Linn debut of music by John Ward was described as 'stunning' by Gramophone. Critics have described the ensemble and its recordings as 'intoxicating', 'revelatory', 'electrifying' and 'interpretations pervaded by a truly burning spirit'. The award-winning ensemble has been applauded across the globe for its moving performances and is recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today. Phantasm's international members (from Britain, Finland and the US) are based in Oxford and have toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, and East Asia.

The Guardian, 7th May 2015
The viol music of William Lawes is like nothing else: weird phrase lengths, irreverent weightings and rogue, sumptuous harmonies that will make you gasp out loud every time...the Phantasm players really run with it: twist after turn of lapping, pliant lines and spirited counterpoint, all done with a real sense of swing. The ensemble sound is luxuriantly rich, powered by Elizabeth Kenny's feisty theorbo strumming.

Classical Music, May 2015
Vivid, arresting and harmonically bold, Lawes' seemingly endless invention is matched by playing here of startling concentration and energy.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2015
The musicians respond to Lawes's complex and variegated emotions with playing by turns buoyant and vigorous, graceful and serene. They delight, too, in his quirky wit...[in Consorts to the Organ] the players discourse with subtle rhetoric and high seriousness, underscoring the music's pervasive melancholy.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2015
Phantasm's playing brims with imaginative fantasy and dance-like momentum... a pleasing broadening of textures is injected into this beguiling survey by the additional tenor violist Emily Ashton and organist Daniel Hyde in some denser six-part sets.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-).



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>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 1 in D minor
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Laurence Dreyfus
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 4 in D major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 3 in D minor
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 5 in D major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 8 in C major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 9 in F major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 5 in F major (no 4)
  • Performer: Daniel Hyde [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 2 in D minor
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 6 in D major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 7 in A minor
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Royall Consort Suite no 10 in B flat major
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Paven for 4 viols in D minor (VdGS no 76)
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Alman for 4 viols in D minor (no 260)
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Saraband for 4 viols in D minor (VdGS no 264)
  • Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 6 in C minor (no 10)
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Daniel Hyde [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, William [Composer] : Consort Sett a 6 in C major (no 7)
  • Performers: Emily Ashton (Viol); Daniel Hyde [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Phantasm (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, England (2013-08-19_2013-08-21&2014-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance