Rogers Covey-Crump

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Biography

Born: March 24, 1944; St. Albans, England  
Tenor Rogers Covey-Crump is a leading British concert and ensemble singer who tends to be interested in early and very recent music.

Rogers Henry Lewis Covey-Crump won a position as a boy chorister in the Choir of New College, Cambridge. While singing daily services at the College chapel during school term, he was taught general subjects at New College's prep school and studied music theory and performance, voice, and organ.

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Read more his voice changed to tenor, he was accepted as a lay clerk at St. Alban's Abbey -- in other words, he was a paid member of its choir. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London with John Birch as his organ teacher, with vocal studies under Ruth Packer and Wilfred Brown. He received diplomas and a prize from the RCM for his organ playing, and the Bachelor of Music degree from London University. Although he has worked as an organist, his distinctive talents as a singer led him to make his career with his voice.

Covey-Crump is a "tenor haute-contre," a natural voice in a high range without falsetto, while still retaining the characteristic ring of a true tenor. His example has led to a revival in singing certain music by tenors, which the New Grove Dictionary's article on him by George Pratt concludes is "a major contribution."

His vocal type and his interest led him to the early music movement rather than to the traditional art song repertory or the operatic stage. The list of early music ensembles with which he has sung is virtually a history of the London early instrument movement since the mid-1960s and includes David Munrow's Early Music Consort, the Consort of Musick, the Medieval Ensemble of London, the Landini Consort, the Deller Consort, the Taverner Consort, the Baccholian Singers, the King's Consort, and the Washington, D.C. based Folger Consort. In 1981, he was one of the founders of Gothic Voices.

Much of his activity is devoted to his membership in the Hilliard Ensemble. This ensemble of four voices (five since 1999) performs up to 100 concerts and conducts its own summer school and festival. (For several years based in Cambridge, the Hilliard shifted to Germany in 2000.)

Covey-Crump is far from being exclusively interested in older music. As a member of Songcircle he participated in the first performances and recording of Stimmung (Voices) by German avant-gardist Karlheinz Stockhausen. Particularly in recent years (since they formed an association with the exploratory record label ECM) the Hilliard Ensemble has often sung very recent and experimental music by the likes of Arvo Pärt and Jan Garbarek.

Covey-Crump also frequently sings in such repertory as Handel oratorios and the major J.S. Bach choral masterpieces. He is known as one of the leading Evangelists in the Bach Passions. His appearances in the Passions with Denys Darlow at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, has become virtually a Good Friday tradition.

He is also active as a solo singer with a repertory extending from Renaissance lute-songs, Baroque, the Classical era, and contemporary music. He is especially known for his performance of music of Henry Purcell. He has made over a dozen Purcell recordings for the Hyperion label.

From his days as an organist he took an interest in the history and practice of various musical temperaments (tuning systems) used from early times to the present. He has published several articles on that subject as applied to vocal music and his accurate pitch and ability to adapt to different temperaments is a major factor in his outstanding career. Read less

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Born: March 24, 1944; St. Albans, England  
Tenor Rogers Covey-Crump is a leading British concert and ensemble singer who tends to be interested in early and very recent music.

Rogers Henry Lewis Covey-Crump won a position as a boy chorister in the Choir of New College, Cambridge. While singing daily services at the College chapel during school term, he was taught general subjects at New College's prep school and studied music theory and performance, voice, and organ.

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J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht...Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - "Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee susse"
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Heute noch
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
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
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
Timon of Athens, Z.632 : Overture to The Masque
Timon of Athens, Z.632 : I "Hark! how the songsters of the grove" (Two Nymphs)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: II "Love in their little veins inspires" (Nymph)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: The Masque "But ah! how much are our delights" (Two Nymphs, Shepherd)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: IV "Hence with your trifling deity!" (A Bacchanal) "But over us no griefs prevail" (Three Bacchanals)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: V "Come all, come all to me" (Cupid)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VI "Who can resist" (Chorus)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VII "Return, revolting rebels!" (Bacchus)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: VIII "The care of lovers" (A Nymph)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: IX "Love quickly is pall'd" (A Bacchanal)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: X "Come, let us agree" (Cupid, Bacchus, Chorus)
Timon of Athens, Z.632: Curtain Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627 : First Music
Dioclesian, Z.627: Second Music
Dioclesian, Z.627: Overture to Act 1
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 1: First Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Great Diocles" (Bass, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Charon, the peaceful shade" (Woman) "Let all mankind the pleasure share" (Chorus, Soprano, Bass)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Let the soldiers rejoice" (Tenor, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "To Mars let'em raise" (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: "Since the tolis " (Tenor) "Let the priests" (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: Dance of Furies
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 2: Second Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: Chaconne
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: "When first I saw" (Soprano)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: The Chair Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: "What shall I do" (Soprano)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 3: Third Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Butterfly Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Trumpet Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: "Sound, Fame" (Tenor, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 4: Fourth Act Tune
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Country Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Prelude to The Masque: "Call the Nymphs" (Cupid, Chorus)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Come, come away" (A Bacchanalian, A Silvan)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Prelude & Chorus: "Behold, O mightiest of Gods"
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Ah the sweet delights of love" (2 Wood-Gods)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Let monarchs fight" (A Faun)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Since from my dear" (Another Faun)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Make room" (Two of Bacchus' followers, Bacchus) "Give to every one" (Tenor, Bass, Chorus) Dance of Bacchanals
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: One of Cupid's Followers (Tenor)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Tell me why my charming fair" (Shepherd, Shepherdess)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: Dance
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "All our days" (Tenor, Chorus) "Let us dance" (Soprano)
Dioclesian, Z.627, Act 5: "Triumph, victorious love" (Tenor, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
I. Incarnadine
II. Midwife
III. Poppies
IV. Living Water
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht...Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - "Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee susse"
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Heute noch
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht
Allegez moy, doulce plaisant brunette (1996 Digital Remaster): I - Original six-part chanson
Allegez moy, doulce plaisant brunette (1976 Digital Remaster): II - Lute duet version (Anon early 16th Century)
Second Service: Magnificat
Second Service: Nunc dimittis
I sigh'd, and I pin'd...There's nothing so fatal... wom
Fled is my love...'Tis death alone...I'll mount to yon
I'll sail upon the Dog-Star
Jenny, 'gin you can love
If thou wilt give me back my love
Ingrateful love!
Hang this whining way of wooing
Say; Cruel Amoret...Corinna, I excuse thy face
Though you make no return
No, resistance is but vain
Tell me no more
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.1: Herr, unser Herr
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.2a: Jesus ging mit seinen Jungern - 2b Jesum von Nazareth - 2c Jesus spricht zu ihnen - 2d Jesum von Nazareth - 2e Jesus antwortet
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.3: O grobe Lieb
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.4: Auf dab Wort erfullet wurde
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.5: Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott, zugleich
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.6: Die Schar aber und der Oberhauptmann
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.7: Von den Stricken meiner Sunden
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.8: Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesus nach
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.9: Ich folge dir gleichfalls
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.10: Derselbige Junger war dem Hohenpriester bekannt
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.11: Wer hat dich so geschlagen
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.12a: Und Hanna sandte ihn gebunden Evangelist - 12b Bist du nicht seiner Junger einer - 12c Er leugnete aber und sprach
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.13: Aria - Ach, mein Gott
St John Passion BWV 245, Part One: No.14: Petrus, der nicht denkt zuruck
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.29 Und von Stund an nahm sie Evangelist, Jesus
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.30 Es ist vollbracht
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.31 Und neiget das Haupt und verschied Evangelist
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.32 Mein teurer Heiland (Bab mit Chor)
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.33 Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerrib Evangelist
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.34 Mein Herz, in dem die ganze Welt
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.35 Zerfiebe, mein Herze
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.36 Die Juden aber, dieweiles der Rusttag war Evangelist
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.37 O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.38 Darnach bat Pilatum Joseph von Arimathia Evangelist
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.39 Rhut wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.40 Ach Herr, lab dein lieb Engelein
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Kyrie eleison (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Christe eleison (soprano I & II)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Kyrie eleison (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Gloria in excelsis (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Et in terra pax (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Laudamus te (soprano II)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Gratias agimus tibi (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Domine Deus (soprano I & tenor)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Qui tollis peccata mundi (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (alto)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (bass)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, MISSA: Cum Sancto Spiritu (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Credo in unum Deum (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Patrem omnipotentem (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Et in unum Dominum (soprano I & alto)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Et incarnatus est (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Crucifixus (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Et resurrexit (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum (bass)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Confiteor (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SYMBOLUM NICENUM: Et expecto (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SANCTUS: Sanctus (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SANCTUS: Osanna in excelsis (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SANCTUS: Benedictus (tenor)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, SANCTUS: Osanna in excelsis (chorus)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, AGNUS DEI: Agnus Dei (alto)
Mass in B minor BWV 232, AGNUS DEI: Dona nobis pacem (chorus)
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
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - We praise thee, O God
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - To thee all Angels cry aloud To thee Cherubin and Seraphin
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - The glorious company of the Apostles Thou art the King of Glory
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - When thou took'st upon thee / When thou hadst overcome Thou sittest at the right hand of God
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - We believe that thou shalt come
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - "Day by day" / "And we worship thy Name"
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - Vouchsafe, O Lord
Handel: "Utrecht" Te Deum & Jubilate (HWV 278 & 279) - O Lord, in thee have I trusted
Handel: Jubilate - O be joyful in the Lord
Handel: Jubilate - Serve the Lord with gladness
Handel: Jubilate - Be ye sure that the Lord he is God
Handel: Jubilate - O go your way into his gates
Handel: Jubilate - For the Lord is gracious
Handel: Jubilate - Glory be to the Father
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 1. Miserere mei, Deus
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 2. Et secundum multitudinem
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 3. Tibi soli peccavi
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 4. Ecce enim in inquitatibus
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 5. Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 6. Apserges me hyssopo
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 7. Auditui meo
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 8. Averte faciem tuam
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 9. Cor mundum crea in me, Deus
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 10. Ne projicias me a facie tua
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 11. Domine labia mea aperies
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 12. Quoniam si voluisses
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 13. Sacrificium Deo
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 14. Benigne fac
Pergolesi: Miserere II in C minor - 15. Deo Tunc acceptabis
Awake sweet love thou art returnd (19)
Thinkst thou then by thy fayning? (10)
Can she excuse my wrongs with vertues cloake (5)
Goe crystall teares (9)
My thoughts are wingd with hopes (3)
Come heavy sleepe (20)
His golden locks time has to silver turnd (18)
Come away, come sweet love (11)
If my complaints couid passions move (4)
All ye whom love or fortune hath betrayd (14)
Who ever thinkes or hopes of love for love (2)
Away with these self-loving lads (21)
Now, O now I needs must part (6)
Come again: Sweet love doth now invite (17)
Sleep wayward thoughts (13)
Deare if you change Ile never chuse againe (7)
Unquiet thoughts (1)
Would my conceit that first enforst my woe (16)
Wilt thou, unkind, thus reave me of my heart? (15)
Burst forth, my teares (8)
Rest a while you cruell cares (12)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica: Toccata
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Prologo: Ritornello: Dal moi Permesso amato a voi ne vengo (Orchestra/La Musica)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: In questo lieto (Pastore)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Vieni Imeneo deh vieni...Muse, honor di Parnasso (Coro/Ninfa)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Lasciate i monti...Ma tu gentil (Coro/Pastore)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Rosa del ciel...Io non dir (Orfeo/Euridice)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Lasciate i monti (Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Vieni Imeneo (Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Ma s'il nostro gioir (Pastore)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Alcun no sia (Pastori I, III)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: Che poi che nembo (Ninfa/Pastori II, IV)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 1: E dopo l'aspro (Pastore/Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Sinfonia: Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno (Orchestra/Orfeo/Pastori I, III/Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Mira, deh mira (Messagiera/Pastori II, III/Orfeo)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Tu sei morta (Orfeo)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Ahi, caso acerbo! (Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Chi ne consola, ahi lassi? (Pastori I, III)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 2: Ahi, caso acerbo! (Coro/Pastori I, III)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 5: Ritornello ... Questi i campi di Tracia (Orchestyra/Orfeo/Eco)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 5: Ma tu anima mia (Orfeo)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 5: Sinfonia ...Perch'a lo sdegno (Orchestra/Apollo/Orfeo)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 5: Ritornello ... Vanne Orfeo (Orchestra/Coro)
L'Orfeo, favola in musica, Act 5: Moresca (Orchestra)


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