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Western Wind / Parrott, Tavener Choir & Players


Release Date: 04/01/2016 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2352   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalAnonymousJohn TavernerKing VIII Henry,   ... 
Performer:  Uri SmilanskySteven DevineCharles [Tenor Vocals] DanielsKirsty Whatley,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Choir & Players turn to music of their namesake alongside works by his contemporaneous King Henry VIII, an exceptionally musical monarch, and two composers of the previous generation, William Cornysh and Hugh Ashton. With Taverner’s Western Wind mass as its corner-stone, this recording takes its lead from the unashamedly secular character of that work and ventures beyond the chapel door to explore the parallel world of courtly vernacular song and instrumental music.

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REVIEW:

Andrew Parrott’s past recordings of Taverner count among his finest achievements, and time has not
Read more dulled his affinity for the music of his ensemble’s namesake. For this recital, he turns his attention to the secular music of Taverner’s contemporaries, interspersed among the movements of the Renaissance composer's Western Wynde Mass.

From a discographic standpoint, the instrumental numbers are very valuable, and dispatched with real flair. Finally, the sound recording successively juggles a wide range of distributions, from harpsichord to choir, with no apparent discontinuity.

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Works on This Recording

1.
The western wind, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Uri Smilansky (Viol)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Kyrie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Gloria by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4.
My Lady Carey's Dompe (Royal, App. 58) by Anonymous
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1524; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Credo by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
6.
If love now reynyd by King VIII Henry
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
Preface by Anonymous
Performer:  Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Sanctus by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9.
My lady Wynkylds rownde by Anonymous
Performer:  Kirsty Whatley (Harp)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 15th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Agnus by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Yow and I and Amyas by William Cornysh
Performer:  Robert [Bass Voice] MacDonald (), Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels (), Emily van Evera ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
12.
Hornpype, for keyboard by Hugh Aston
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13.
Wher be ye my love, my love? by Anonymous
Performer:  Emily van Evera ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Fa la sol by William Cornysh
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
15.
Tandernaken by King VIII Henry
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
Audivi vocem de coelo, motet for 4 voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
17.
In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard) by John Taverner
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1520-1530; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
Dum transisset sabbatum (i), motet for 5 (another version exists for 4) voices by John Taverner
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1530-1540; England 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Westron Wynde, song by Anonymous
Performer:  Emily van Evera ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20.
O blessed lord, howmany this be, for 2 voices by Anonymous
Performer:  Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels (), Emily van Evera ()
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Summ 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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