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Il Cor Tristo / Hilliard Ensemble


Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 001949502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Roger MarshBernardo PisanoJacques Arcadelt
Performer:  Steven HarroldDavid JamesRogers Covey-CrumpGordon Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, the Hilliard Ensemble, is unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early and new music. The programme featured here exemplifies its distinctive style and highly developed musicianship in both repertoires. At its heart is a work commissioned by the ensemble from British contemporary composer Roger Marsh: Il Cor Tristo, a setting of cantos 32 and 33 from Dante’s Inferno, which deftly blends Renaissance techniques with a modern idiom. Marsh’s composition frames madrigals by 16th century composers Bernardo Pisano (1490-1548) and Jacques Arcadelt (c 1507-1568). As so often with the Hilliard singers, the transitions between “old” and “new” are seamless... One of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, the Hilliard Ensemble, is unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early and new music. The programme featured here exemplifies its distinctive style and highly developed musicianship in both repertoires. At its heart is a work commissioned by the ensemble from British contemporary composer Roger Marsh: Il Cor Tristo, a setting of cantos 32 and 33 from Dante’s Inferno, which deftly blends Renaissance techniques with a modern idiom. Marsh’s composition frames madrigals by 16th century composers Bernardo Pisano (1490-1548) and Jacques Arcadelt (c 1507-1568). As so often with the Hilliard singers, the transitions between “old” and “new” are seamless... Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Il Cor Tristo by Roger Marsh
Performer:  Steven Harrold (Tenor), David James (Countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
Gordon Jones (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
2. Che debb'io far by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Gordon Jones (Baritone), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), David James (Countertenor),
Steven Harrold (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
3. L'aer gravato by Jacques Arcadelt
Performer:  Steven Harrold (Tenor), David James (Countertenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone),
Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
4. Solo e pensoso by Jacques Arcadelt
Performer:  Gordon Jones (Baritone), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), David James (Countertenor),
Steven Harrold (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
5. Tutt’il dì piango by Jacques Arcadelt
Performer:  Steven Harrold (Tenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone), David James (Countertenor),
Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
6. Nova angeletta by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Steven Harrold (Tenor), David James (Countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
Gordon Jones (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
7. Si è debile il filo by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Steven Harrold (Tenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
David James (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
8. Or vedi, Amor by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Gordon Jones (Baritone), Steven Harrold (Tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
David James (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
9. Chiare, fresche, e dolci acque by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), David James (Countertenor), Steven Harrold (Tenor),
Gordon Jones (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
10. Ne la stagion by Bernardo Pisano
Performer:  Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Gordon Jones (Baritone), Steven Harrold (Tenor),
David James (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hilliard Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 

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