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Ancient Sorceries: Music For Countertenor & Recorder

Audio Samples

>Steinitz, Richard : Hymn to Apollo at Delphi, for voice, cello, recorder & harpsichord
>Butterworth, Arthur : Ancient Sorceries, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Hough, Stephen [Piano] : Three Grave Songs, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Marshall, Nicholas : Cat & Mouse, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>McCabe, John : Two Latin Elegies, for voice, cello, harpsichord, bells & recorder
>Gardner, John : Six by Four, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Joubert, John : Crabbed Age and Youth, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder

Album Summary

>Steinitz, Richard : Hymn to Apollo at Delphi, for voice, cello, recorder & harpsichord
>Butterworth, Arthur : Ancient Sorceries, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Hough, Stephen [Piano] : Three Grave Songs, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Marshall, Nicholas : Cat & Mouse, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>McCabe, John : Two Latin Elegies, for voice, cello, harpsichord, bells & recorder
>Gardner, John : Six by Four, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
>Joubert, John : Crabbed Age and Youth, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording of contemporary works for countertenor, recorder and harpsichord is performed by three British musicians. Countertenor Nicholas Clapton is a professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music; recorder player John Turner has given first performances of more than 400 works for recorder; and harpsichordist Ian Thompson is also well known as a singer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008).



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Works Details

>Steinitz, Richard : Hymn to Apollo at Delphi, for voice, cello, recorder & harpsichord
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Butterworth, Arthur : Ancient Sorceries, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Hough, Stephen [Piano] : Three Grave Songs, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Marshall, Nicholas : Cat & Mouse, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>McCabe, John : Two Latin Elegies, for voice, cello, harpsichord, bells & recorder
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord); Michael Harper (Bells)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gardner, John : Six by Four, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
  • Performers: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Joubert, John : Crabbed Age and Youth, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder
  • Performers: Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor); John Turner (Recorder); Ian Thompson (Harpsichord); Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello)
  • Notes: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern