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Spirite Of Musicke / Suzie Le Blanc, Les Voix Humaines


Release Date: 07/14/1998 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2136   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tobias HumeChristopher SimpsonAlfonso FerraboscoJohn Coprario,   ... 
Performer:  Susie NapperMargaret LittleSuzie LeBlanc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This is an appealing recording you will want to return to again and again. Over the years they have been playing together as Les Voix Humaines, the bass viol players Susie Napper and Margaret Little have developed a command of their repertory and a rapport that few other ensembles have approached. They express themselves very clearly as individuals but play together with perfect precision. In Tobias Hume’s flirtatious Touch me sweetly they banter playfully, their control of articulation and dynamics superb; so too in Hume’s evocation of a bandora by two bass viols in The Spirite of Musicke. To Simpson’s divisions for two bass viols they bring a depth of expression not often heard, but they seem especially in their element in John Jenkins’s Read more sublimely crafted Suite in A minor... They are joined on this recording by Suzie Le Blanc whose clear, bell-like upper register, excellent diction and formidable breath control suit the music ideally." - GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The first part of ayres: no 38, Touch me lightly by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
2.
Division on a Ground for 2 Viola Da Gambas and harpsichord in G major by Christopher Simpson
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1659; England 
3.
Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke: Cease leaden slumber by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
4.
Captaine Humes Musicall Humors: The Spirite of Musicke by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
5.
Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke: Sweet Ayre... by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
6.
Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke: What greater griefe by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
7.
Division on a Ground for 2 Viola da Gambas and Harpsichord in F major by Christopher Simpson
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1659; England 
8.
Beauty: So beauty on the waters stood by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1608; England 
Notes: Arranged: Les Voix Humaines 
9.
Like hermit poor by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
Notes: Arranged: Les Voix Humaines 
10.
Songs of Mourning: Tis now dead night by John Coprario
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba), Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1613; England 
Notes: Arranged: Les Voix Humaines 
11.
Songs of Mourning: To the World by John Coprario
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1613; England 
Notes: Arranged: Les Voix Humaines 
12.
Suite for 2 Viola da Gambas in A minor by John Jenkins
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 

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