Andrew Parrott

Biography

Born: March 10, 1947; Walsall, England  
Andrew Parrott is an English conductor especially well known for his part in the early music movement, but also as a conductor of general repertory with an emphasis on modern music. At Oxford University he studied research methods into early music performance practices, specializing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He became a musical assistant to composer Sir Michael Tippett, himself one of the earliest British music figures of the Read more twentieth century to develop a strong interest in Renaissance English music. Tippett was associated with the Bath Festivals and suggested that Parrott form a choir for Renaissance music performance at the 1973 festival. Following Tippett's suggestion, Parrott organized The Taverner Choir, named after John Taverner (ca. 1490-1545), a leading English composer of that era. The choir was a success, becoming an independent ensemble of its own. Subsequently, Parrott organized the Taverner Players and the Taverner Consort with the same musical emphasis. The Players or Consort often appear with the choir.

Parrott and the Taverner groups have built one of the leading reputations in Baroque and pre-Baroque music. They appeared at the 1977 Promenade Concerts in London in Monteverdi's Vespers and were the first to give a period instruments performance in London of Bach's Mass in B minor.

Parrott's career includes substantial work researching, writing, and lecturing on early music. His The Essential Bach Choir was published in 2000, and he was co-editor of the New Oxford Book of Carols. His activities also include a substantial amount of performing later repertory and has expanded to a sizeable involvement in opera. He has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and has a close relationship with the Slovak Philharmonic and the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague. In 1989 he became artistic director of the Kent Opera and has conducted at La Scala, the Royal Swedish Opera at Drottningholm, and the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, London. He is an active conductor of modern music, including works of Tippett, Tavener, Nono, Varčse, Britten, and Stravinsky, and premiered Judith Weir's A Night at the Chinese Opera. In 2000, he was named musical director and principal conductor of the London Mozart Players and in 2002 took on the same positions with the New York Collegium.

Before becoming an exclusive Sony Classics artist, Parrott recorded on the L'Oiseau-Lyre and Hyperion labels and on the EMI Reflexe and Virgin Veritas labels. Read less
Bach: Trauer Music - Music To Mourn Prince Leopold / Parrott, Taverner Consort
Release Date: 11/08/2011   Label: Avie  
Catalog: 2241   Number of Discs: 1
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Parrott, Taverner Consort
Release Date: 06/11/2013   Label: Avie  
Catalog: 2278   Number of Discs: 2
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Purcell: Dido And Aeneas / Parrott, Taverner Choir & Players
Release Date: 05/13/2014   Label: Avie  
Catalog: 2309   Number of Discs: 1
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The Promise Of Ages: A Christmas Collection / Parrott, Taverner Consort & Choir
Release Date: 11/11/2014   Label: Avie  
Catalog: 2291   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: March 10, 1947; Walsall, England  
Andrew Parrott is an English conductor especially well known for his part in the early music movement, but also as a conductor of general repertory with an emphasis on modern music. At Oxford University he studied research methods into early music performance practices, specializing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He became a musical assistant to composer Sir Michael Tippett, himself one of the earliest British music figures of the Read more
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4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Courante
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Gavottes I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Forlane
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Menuets I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.1 in C major, BWV1066 (2 oboes, bassoon and strings): Passepied I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Ouverture
Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Air
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Gavottes I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Bourrée
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 (2 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Gigue
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Rondeau
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Sarabande
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Polonaise & Double
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Menuet
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067 (flute and strings): Badinerie
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Ouverture
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Bourrées I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Gavotte
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Menuets I & II
4 Orchestral Suites BWV1066-9, Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069 (3 oboes, 3 trumpets, strings and timpani): Réjouissance
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV 1044: Allegro
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV 1044: Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolce
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV 1044: Allabreve
Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Canon and Gigue in D: Gigue
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E major RV269, 'La primavera': I. Allegro
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E major RV269, 'La primavera': II. Largo e pianissimo
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 1 in E major RV269, 'La primavera': III. Danza pastorale (Allegro)
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': I. Largo
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': II. Presto (Fantasmi) ; III. Largo
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': IV. Presto
Concerto in G Minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No. 2, RV 439 "La notte" V. Largo (Il sonno)
Concerto in G minor for Flute and Strings Op. 10 No.2 RV439, 'La notte': VI. Allegro
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor RV315. 'L'estate': I. Allegro non molto
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor RV315. 'L'estate': II. Adagio
Le Quattro Stagioni (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione', Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor RV315. 'L'estate': III. Presto (Tempo impetuso d'Estate)
Harp Concerto in B flat major Op. 4 No. 6: I. Andante - Allegro
Harp Concerto in B flat major Op. 4 No. 6: II. Larghetto
Harp Concerto in B flat major Op. 4 No. 6: III. Allegro moderato
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: March Z860i
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: Thou know'st Lord Z.58C
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: Canzona Z.860ii
Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus IV - Psalmus 126:Nisi Dominus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Pulchra es
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Hymnus - Ave maris stella
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Duo Seraphim
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Magnificat
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Remastered Version): Psalmus 111: Beatus vir (primo) a 6
Jubilet tota civitas: solo 'in Dialogo'
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Remastered Version): Hymnus: Salve Regina a 3
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: II. Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: III. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Versiculus (Canto gregoriano) - Deus in adiutorium
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Responsorium - Domine ad adiuvandum me festina
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Antiphona I (Canto gregoriano) - Assumpta est Maria
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus I - Psalmus 109:Dixit Dominus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - nigra sum
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Antiphona II (Canto gregoriano) Maria Virgo assumpta est
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus II - Psalmus 112:Laudate pueri
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Pulchra es
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Antiphona III (Canto gregoriano) In odorem unguentorum tuorum currimus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus III - Psalmus 121:Laetatus sum
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Antiphona IV (Canto gregoriano) Benedicta filia tua Domino
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus IV - Psalmus 126:Nisi Dominus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Audi coelum
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Oratio (Canto gregoriano) - Domine vobiscum
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Conclusio (Canto gregoriano) - Divinum auxilium maneat semper nobiscum
I. Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegretto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Symphony
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Hail! Bright Cecilia -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Hark! hark! each tree -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: 'Tis Nature's voice -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Soul of the world!
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Thou tun'st this world below -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: With that sublime celestial lay
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Voluntary in D minor Z718 - Wondrous machine! -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: The airy violin -
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: In vain the am'rous flute
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: The fife and all the harmony of war
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Let these amongst themselves contest
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: Hail! Bright Cecilia
Ode on St Cecilia's Day 1692 (Hail! Bright Cecilia) Z328: With rapture of delight - Hail! Bright Cecilia


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