Collegium Musicum 90

Biography

Active: 1990 - ; London, England
Collegium Musicum 90 is one of Britain's best-known and highly regarded period instrument ensembles. One of its unusual features is that it was founded by and directed by two leaders, one most associated with historical music performance and the other with his work with standard modern orchestras.

Born in 1941, violinist Simon Standage is one of the best-known instrumentalists on London's busy period instruments stage. He has played in
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However, he became best known as the leader of the English Concert (1973-1991), the famous period-instrument group founded by harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, and as the first violinist of the Salomon Quartet, the first major British quartet to use period string instruments -- instruments set up with the same sorts of strings, bows, bridges, and so forth as in the period of the music to be played.

Richard Hickox, six-and-a-half years younger, was an organ scholar at Queen's College Cambridge who in 1971 founded the City of London Sinfonia and the Richard Hickox Singers and specialized in Baroque music, but on regular instruments. Despite his initial reputation for Baroque music, his skills as a choral conductor in particular eclipsed it, and in 1976 he became the conductor of the London Symphony Chorus. He also has had leadership positions with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Northern Sinfonia, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

It was in the midst of this success (which also included Hickox's frequent conducting of opera) that Standage and Hickox in 1990 co-founded the Collegium Musicum 90 to be a standing Baroque period orchestra. (The name Collegium Musicum, or "musical guild," has been used in the names of so many groups that it is practically a generic term for Baroque-era ensembles.) It has become Hickox's primary means of performing the Baroque music that interested him so much in the early part of his career.

Collegium Musicum 90 established itself quickly. It gained an exclusive contract with the British record company Chandos and has made several records. It has toured Europe and most of the major British music festivals. It has performed at the BBC Promenade Concerts, the City of London Festival, and the Cheltenham Festival, and its recording of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas was chosen by the BBC to be the soundtrack of a filmed version of the opera made in connection with the Purcell tercentenary observances in 1995. Read less

Biography

Active: 1990 - ; London, England
Collegium Musicum 90 is one of Britain's best-known and highly regarded period instrument ensembles. One of its unusual features is that it was founded by and directed by two leaders, one most associated with historical music performance and the other with his work with standard modern orchestras.

Born in 1941, violinist Simon Standage is one of the best-known instrumentalists on London's busy period instruments stage. He has played in
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WORKS ALBUMS
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LABEL
I. Allegro - II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro] -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro] -
II. Largo -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro e non presto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio (non troppo)
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Andante e sempre piano
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio (non troppo)
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro -
II. Larghetto e sempre piano -
III. Allegro
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Bourree I-II-I
IV. Loure I-II-I
V. Menuet I-II-I
VI. Forlane: Tres vite
VII. La Tempete
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Overture
II. Invention I: Modere
III. Invention II: Legerement
IV. Invention III: [Grave] - Vite - Grave - Vite - Grave - Vite
V. Invention IV: Avec douceur
VI. Invention V: Vivement
VII. Invention VI
I. Overture
II. Menuet I-II-I
III. Plainte
IV. Gailarde, qui s'alterne avec la Plainte
V. Sarabande
VI. Passepied I-II-I
VII. Passacaille
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Sempre Piano
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Pastorale: Largo
II. Largo -
III. Allegro
I. Introduzione: Allegro -
II. Recitative: O di Betlemme altera poverta - Aria: Dal ben seno d'una stella -
III. Recitative: Presa d'uomo la forma - Aria: L'autor d'ogni mio bene -
IV. Recitative: Fortunati, fortunati pastori - Pastorale: Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori
I. Allegro
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro
I. In dulci jubilo (Chorus)
II. Recitative: Auf, mein Geist -
III. Chorale: Das ewige Licht geht da herein (Chorus)
IV. Aria: O heilige Nacht -
V. Recitative: Ich gehe nun nicht mehr im Leide -
VI. Aria: Jesu, hier bei Deiner Krippen
VII. Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe (Chorus)
I. Vivace - Grave -
II. Allegro -
III. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio -
IV. Vivace -
V. Allegro -
VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
I. Ouverture: Gravement - Vivement - Lentement
II. Gracieusement, san lenteur
III. Forlanne
IV. Menuets I and II
V. Gavotte: Tendrement
VI. Passepieds I and II
VII. Sarabande: Sans lenteur
VIII. Chaconne
I. Andante sempre piano -
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Ouverture: Gravement - Vivement
II. Legerement
III. Airs I and II: Gracieusement - Un peu gay
IV. Chaconne
Overture
Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus)
Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido)
Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido)
Act I: When monarchs unite how happy their state (Chorus)
Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda)
Act I: Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus)
Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido)
Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus)
Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas)
Act I: Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda)
Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus)
Act I: The Triumphing Dance
Act II Scene 1: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch)
Act II Scene 1: Harm's our delight (Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress)
Act II Scene 1: Ha Ha Ha, Ha Ha Ha! (Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Ruin'd ere the set of sun? (1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress)
Act II Scene 1: Ha Ha Ha, Ha Ha Ha! (Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: But, ere we this perform (1st and 2nd Witches)
Act II Scene 1: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus)
Act II Scene 1: Echo Dance of Furies
Act II Scene 2: Ritornelle
Act II Scene 2: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus)
Act II Scene 2: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman)
Act II Scene 2: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido)
Act II Scene 2: Haste to town (Belinda, Chorus)
Act II Scene 2: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)
Act III Scene 1: Prelude - Come away, fellow sailors (1st Sailor, Chorus)
Act III Scene 1: The Sailor's Dance
Act III Scene 1: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches)
Act III Scene 1: Our next motion (Sorceress)
Act III Scene 1: Destruction's our delight (Chorus)
Act III Scene 1: The Witches' Dance
Act III Scene 2: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas)
Act III Scene 2: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus)
Act III Scene 2: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido)
Act III Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido)
Act III Scene 2: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus)
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Domine Deus -
Gloria: Cum sancto spiritu
Credo: Credo in unum Deum -
Credo: Et incarnatus est -
Credo: Et resurrexit
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
I. Presto
II. Scotch Gavotte: Affettuoso
I. Largo ma non troppo
II. Allegro con spirito
III. Andante e piano
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Con spirito
II. Allegro
III. Minuetto
I. Presto
II. Andante piano
III. Tempo di minuetto: Con spirito
I. Con spirito
II. Con spirito
III. Andante piano
I. Presto
II. Andante e piano
III. Allegro con spirito
I. Largo ma audace
II. Allegro
III. Grave et piano
IV. Gavotta vivace
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Con spirito
III. Minuet: Andante
IV. Giga: Con spirito
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Largo
IV. Tempo di minuetto
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi -
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu
Credo: Credo in unum Deum -
Credo: Et incarnatus est -
Credo: Et resurrexit -
Credo: Et exspecto
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Grave - Vivace
II. Largo
III. Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Largo e staccato - Presto - Adagio e spiccato
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e con affetto - Allegro - Largo
III. Allegro
I. [Allegro]
II. Largo, e staccato - Allegro - Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. [Vivace]
I. [Vivace]
II. Largo - Allegro - Largo
III. [Allegro]
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi -
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus -
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu
Credo: Credo in unum Deum -
Credo: Et incarnatus est -
Credo: Et resurrexit
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi -
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi -
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Credo: Credo in unum Deum -
Credo: Et incarnatus est -
Credo: Et ressurexit -
Credo: Et vitam venturi saeculi
Sanctus: Sanctus, sanctus -
Sanctus: Pleni sunct coeli -
Benedictus
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei -
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Meeresstille
Gluckliche Fahrt
I. [Ouverture]
II. Gavotte
III. Menuet [I] - Menuet II
IV. Chaconne
V. Gig
I. Ouverture
II. Le Reveil de Quixotte
III. Son Attaque des moulins a vent
IV. Ses Soupirs amoureux apres la princesse Dulcinee
V. Sance Panche berne
VI. Le Galope de Rosinante
VII. Celui d'ane de Sanche
VIII. Le Couche de Quixotte
I. Ouverture: [Gravement] - Lentement
II. Courante
III. Air en rondeaux
IV. Menuet
V. Chaconne
VI. Gavotte I - Gavotte II: Trio
VII. Menuet I - Menuet II
I. Andante
II. [Allegro]
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro assai
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante molto
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Adagio
III. Adagio
I. [Allegro]
II. Andante e piano
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro molto
II. [Adagio]
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. [Allegro]
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. [Allegro]
I. Allegro
II. [Adagio]
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi -
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus -
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu
Credo: Credo in unum Deum -
Credo: Et incarnatus est -
Credo: Et resurrexit -
Credo: Et vitam venturi
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Kyrie
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo -
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi -
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
I. Sinfonia: Andante -
II. Allegro -
III. Minuet


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