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Campion: Move Now With Measured Sound / Miller, Blaze, Et Al


Release Date: 12/11/2001 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67268   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas CampionRobert TaylorPhilip RosseterJohn Coprario
Performer:  Elizabeth KennyRobin BlazeJoanna LevineMark Levy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

No question, Thomas Campion (1567-1620) wrote beautiful poetry and often provided ideal music to go with the texts. On this disc countertenor Robin Blaze adds just the right vocal color and interpretive inflection and phrasing and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny completes the congenial collaboration with tasteful accompaniments (and a few solos). Blaze's lovely legato, sweet tone, and a technique that allows easy, graceful shaping of lines allows a pleasurable 66 minutes of listening that never grows dull or tiresome. Campion led a colorful life, studying law and medicine, associating with many illustrious figures of the day, and along the way wrote volumes of lyric poetry and lute songs (more than 100), as well as dramatic works in the form of Read more masques. This recording includes some of Campion's more famous songs as well as lesser-known ones, along with instrumental settings of several songs and dances. Most notable--both for the beauty of the songs themselves and for Blaze's elegant, sensitive performances--are "Now hath Flora robbed her bowers", "Move now with measured sound", "The cypress curtain of the night", and the little masterpiece "Never weather-beaten sail", a tune and text that inspired a number of later composers (including Hubert Parry) to recast it for chorus. The sound is intimate and true to voice and lute--as well as to the occasional accompanying viols.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
It fell on a sommers daie by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
(21) Ayres: I care not for these ladies by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Written: pub 1601 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
My sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Leave prolonging thy distresse by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Fire, fire, fire, fire loe here I burne by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba),
Mark Levy (Lyra-viol), David Miller (Lute), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Beauty, since you so much desire by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Now hath Flora rob'd her bowers by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), David Miller (Theorbo), Robin Blaze (Countertenor),
Mark Levy (Lyra-viol), David Miller (Lute), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Mr. [Nicolas] Confesse's Antiq Masque "Coranto" by Robert Taylor
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
A Wedding Maske: Move now with measured sound by Thomas Campion
Performer:  David Miller (Lute), Mark Levy (Lyra-viol), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba),
David Miller (Theorbo), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
A Wedding Maske: Shows and nightly revels by Thomas Campion
Performer:  David Miller (Lute), Mark Levy (Lyra-viol), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba),
David Miller (Theorbo), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
The sypres curten of the night is spread by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Fantasia for Lute by Philip Rosseter
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: The attribution of this work to Rosseter is doubtful. 
13.
All lookes be pale, harts cold as stone by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Third Booke of Ayres: Breake now my heart and dye by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Written: pub 1617 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Wooe her, and win her, he that can by Thomas Campion
Performer:  David Miller (Lute), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba), Mark Levy (Lyra-viol),
David Miller (Theorbo), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1614; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Faine would I wed a faire yong man, that day and night could please mee by Thomas Campion
Performer:  David Miller (Lute), Mark Levy (Lyra-viol), Joanna Levine (Bass Viola da gamba),
David Miller (Theorbo), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Blame not my cheekes, though pale with love they be by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Tune thy musicke to thy hart by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Author of light, revive my dying spright by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Songs of Mourning: So parted you by John Coprario
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
The Lords Maske: The second dance by John Coprario
Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1613; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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