Taverner Consort

Biography

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The Taverner Choir, Players, and Consort are among the best-known British early music organizations, but are also known for their interest in contemporary music.

They were founded by Andrew Parrott, musical assistant to Sir Michael Tippett, one of the best-known English composers, whose style had been shaped by his deep interest in the golden age of polyphonic English Renaissance music. Tippett suggested that Parrott assemble a choir to
Read more sing Renaissance music at the 1973 Bath Festival. He chose the name Taverner for the choir to honor John Taverner, an important English Catholic composer of the first half of the sixteenth century.

(The Renaissance John Taverner is sometimes confused with the contemporary English composer John Tavener. The present-day Tavener is in fact descended from a Taverner family line, the "R" having been excised by a teetotaling ancestor who did not fancy a surname meaning "tavern-owner." John Tavener was recently disappointed to learn that it is not likely he is descended from John Taverner, as he had previously believed. The potential for confusion is compounded since the Taverner Choir have music of both their namesake Taverner and their near namesake Tavener in their repertory.)

After the success of the choir, Parrott founded instrumental groups both to work with the choir and to continue his musical researches into the non-vocal realm. The Players are essentially a variable chamber group, and the consort is a Renaissance or Baroque orchestra.

They have recorded over 30 releases, nearly always of early music, and most of them for EMI companies. Most of their EMI recordings are being transferred to the company's Virgin Veritas imprint. Subsequently, they became exclusive Sony Classics artists.

Parrott remains the director of the three ensembles. The Associate Director is Malcolm Bruno. Born in the United States and educated at New York University, he went to London in 1974 for post-graduate research at King's College London, where he earned a doctorate, and studied composition at the Royal College of Music. He has held the position since 1986. His responsibilities with the Taverner are in program development, and in the details of recording, television, and radio work. Read less

Biography

; England
The Taverner Choir, Players, and Consort are among the best-known British early music organizations, but are also known for their interest in contemporary music.

They were founded by Andrew Parrott, musical assistant to Sir Michael Tippett, one of the best-known English composers, whose style had been shaped by his deep interest in the golden age of polyphonic English Renaissance music. Tippett suggested that Parrott assemble a choir to
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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
Dulcis Jesu patris imago a 20
Dulcis Jesu patris imago a 20
O Jesu mi dulcissime a 8
O Jesu mi dulcissime a 8
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus IV - Psalmus 126:Nisi Dominus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus IV - Psalmus 126:Nisi Dominus
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Pulchra es
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Pulchra es
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Hymnus - Ave maris stella
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Hymnus - Ave maris stella
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Duo Seraphim
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Concerto - Duo Seraphim
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Magnificat
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Magnificat
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Digital Remaster): Psalmus 111: Beatus vir (primo) a 6
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Remastered Version): Psalmus 111: Beatus vir (primo) a 6
Jubilet tota civitas: solo 'in Dialogo'
Jubilet tota civitas: solo 'in Dialogo'
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Digital Remaster): Hymnus: Salve Regina a 3
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Remastered Version): Hymnus: Salve Regina a 3
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
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
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)
Dulcis Jesu patris imago a 20
Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa, a 8
Miserere mei, Deus a 4 - Gloria Patria a 8
Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni, a 10
Clarae stellae, scintillate RV 625: Recitativo
Clarae stellae, scintillate RV 625: [Aria] (Allegro)
Fuga del nono tono (from Berlin, Deutsche Staatsbib., MS Lynar A1)
Symphoniae sacrae II (1615): Magnificat a 14
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): Sonata a 2 per violine e violone (Giovanni Paolo Cima)
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): Antiphona V (Canto gregoriano) Pulchra es et decora, filia Hierusalem
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Psalmus V - Psalmus 147:Lauda Jerusalem Dominum
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Sonata 1 3 per violino, cornetto e violone (Giovanni Paolo Cima)
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Capitulum (Canto gregoriano) - In omnibus requeim quaesivi
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Hymnus - Ave maris stella
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Versus et responsorium (Canto gregoriano) - Exaltata est sancta Dei Genitrix
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Antiphona VI (Canto gregoriano) - Hodie Maria Virgo caelos ascendit
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Sonata sopra Sancta Maria
Magnificat in D BWV243: Magnificat
Magnificat in D BWV243: Et exultavit spiritus meus
Magnificat in D BWV243: Quia respexit humilitatem
Magnificat in D BWV243: Omnes generationes
Magnificat in D BWV243: Quia fecit mihi magna
Magnificat in D BWV243: Et misericordia
Magnificat in D BWV243: Fecit potentiam
Magnificat in D BWV243: Deposuit potentes
Magnificat in D BWV243: Esurientes implevit bonis
Magnificat in D BWV243: Suscepit Israel
Magnificat in D BWV243: Sicut locutus est
Magnificat in D BWV243: Gloria Patri
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Chorus: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Recit: Der Herr Jesus hub seine Hände auf (T)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Recit: Ach, Jesu, ist dein Abscheid schon so nah? (B)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Aria: Ach, bleibe doch, mein liebstes Leben (A)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Recit: Und ward aufgehoben zusehens (T)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Choral: Nun lieget alles unter dir (chor)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Evangelista/Recitativo: Und da.....
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Aria: Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke (S)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (Himmelfahrts-Oratorium) BWV 11: Choral: Wann soll es doch geschehen (chor)
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Sinfonia
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus I - Chorus: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus 2 - Duet: Den Tod niemand zwingen kahn (soprano/alto)
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus 3 - Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn (tenor)
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus 4 - Chorus: Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus 5 - Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm (bass)
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Versus 6 - Duet: So feiern wir das hohe Fest (soprano/tenor)
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4: Choral: Wir essen und leben wohl (chorus)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Sinfonia
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Adagio
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Chorus: Kommt, eilet und laufet
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Recitativo: O kalter Männer Sinn! (S,C,T,B)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Aria: Seele, deine Spezereien (S)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Recitativo: Hier ist die Gruft (C,T,B)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Aria: Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer (T)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Recitativo: Indessen seufzen wir (S,C)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Aria: Saget, saget mir geschwinde (C)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Recitativo: Wir sind erfreut (B)
Easter Oratorio BWV249: Preis und Dank (Chorus)
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: Man that is born of Woman Z27
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: In the midst of Life Z17A
Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II: Thou know'st Lord Z58B
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Symphony (Largo - Allegro - Adagio)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Come ye sons of art away (ritornello, ct I verse & chorus)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Sound the trumpet (ct I & II verse)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Come ye sons of art away (ritornello & chorus)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Strike the viol (ct II verse & ritornello)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: The day that such a blessing gave (bass verse & chorus)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: Bid the Virtues (sop. verse)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: These are the sacred charms (bass verse)
Birthday Ode 'Come ye Sons of Art' for Queen Mary's Birthday, 1694 Z323: See Nature rejoicing (sop. & bass verse & chorus)
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
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
Overture. Act I (The Palace)
Act II Scene 1 (The Cave)
Act II Scene 2 (The Grove)
Act III (The Ships)


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