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Chorégraphie / Andrew Lawrence-King


Release Date: 03/20/2007 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907335   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Henri D'AnglebertAndré CampraJean-Baptiste LullyAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This new disc from virtuoso harpist Andrew Lawrence-King will appeal not only to those who love the particular full-bodied, abundantly resonant sound of the baroque triple harp but also to fans of harpsichord, lute, and theorbo, which have textural and timbral similarities fundamental to plucked-string instruments. In addition, during the 17th century these instruments also shared much of the same repertoire, including the dance music from Lully's operas presented here, much of it arranged for solo instrument by Lully's contemporary Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. Although the individual pieces consist of Sarabandes, Chaconnes, Gigues, Gaillardes, Contredances, and the like, the harp's significant resonance
Read more tends to have a mollifying effect on the inherent rhythmic diversity of the various dances. But the playing is expectedly lively and cleanly articulated, and the vibrant recording ensures a realistic, scintillating presence to the harp's every string--with some especially memorable low-register sounds!

The disc's title refers to a remarkable baroque-era dance book (published in 1700), the first such book to show actual diagrams of foot movements; among the musical examples in the collection (and others of its type) were settings of dances from Lully's ballets, along with other works heard on this program. In fact, the disc's excellent, detailed liner notes--by Lawrence-King--make an engrossing read that significantly enhances our appreciation of the music and performances. By placing the music in context and explaining its relevance to the court of Louis XIV, Lawrence-King gives meaning and purpose to his program while appealing to our fascination for colorful historical events and personalities. An absolutely first-rate production from beginning to end.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude in C major by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
2.
L'Europe galante: Entrée L'Espagne - Air en Rondeau "Gay" by André Campra
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1697; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
3.
Intermèdes de Xerxes, LWV 12: Air pour les Paysans et Paysanes by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1660; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
4.
Le Louvre by André Campra
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
5.
La Mariée de Rollant by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
6.
Le bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43: Sarabande pour une femme by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1670; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
7.
Intermèdes de Xerxes, LWV 12: Bourée pour les Basques by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1660; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
8.
Courante du Vieux Gautier "La superbe" by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
9.
La Contredance by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10.
Le triomphe de l'amour, LWV 59: Entrée d'Apollon by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
11.
Suite la Bourgogne by Anonymous
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
12.
Roland, LWV 65: Gigue à deux by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Roland, LWV 65: Gigue pour homme."
Arranger: Anonymous. 
13.
Roland, LWV 65: Gigue pour homme by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Roland, LWV 65: Gigue à deux."
Arranger: Anonymous. 
14.
Alceste, LWV 50: Overture - La Retour des Plaisirs by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
15.
Courante "La Bocanes" by Marin Mersenne
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Renaissaince 
Written: France 
16.
Les noces de village, LWV 19: Sarabande by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp), Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1663; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
17.
La vignonne by William Brade
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
18.
Les Saisons, LVW 15: Pavanes des saisons by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1661; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
19.
Gaillarde by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
20.
Armide, LWV 71: Passacaglia by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686; France 
Date of Recording: 03/2004 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, Toddington, England 
Notes: Arranger: Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. 
21.
Prelude in D minor by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
22.
L'Europe galante: Air pour les Espagnols no 1 - Gravement by André Campra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1697; Paris, France 
23.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite no 3 in D minor - Variations sur les Folies d'Espagne by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689; France 
24.
Amadis, LWV 63: Chaconne by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683-1684; France 

Featured Sound Samples

L'Europe galante: Entree L'Espagne - Air en Rondeau "Gay" (Campra)
Intermedes de Xerxes, LWV 12: Bouree pour les Basques (Lully)

Sound Samples

Prélude in C
Entrée Espagnole
Entrée - Air pour les Paysans et Paysanes
Le Louvre,
La Mariée de Rollant
Sarabande pour une femme
Bourée pour les Basques
Chaconne du Vieux Gautier
La Contredance
Entrée d'Apollon
Suite La Bourgogne: Courante - Bourée - Sarabande - Passepied
Gigues: Gigue à deux - Gigue pour homme
Overture - Le Retour des Plaisirs
Courante - La Bocanes
Sarabande
La Vignonne
Pavane des saisons
Gaillarde
Passacaille d'Armide
Prélude in D minor
Entrée Espagnole
Les Folies d'Espagne
Chaconne d'Amadis

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