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Coprario: Funeral Teares, Songs Of Mourning, Masques Of Squires / Delafosse-quentin, Bundgen, Et Al

Release Date: 05/12/2009 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 90302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Coprario
Performer:  Paulin BundgenEleanor LewisAngélique MauillonAnne Quentin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble CéladonLes Jardins de Courtoisie
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Cooper - named Coprario at the Elizabethan court very found of Il Cortegiano of Castiglione - expresses with his music the contradictions of his time. Elizabeth the first ruled the country from 1558 to 1603, the king James 1er followed. At this time, life was felt as fragile, all made of disorder... « For Coprario, as for Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621), music was 'a sovereign remedy'. In these early years of the seventeenth century, so sorrowful and so fragile, he tries to struggle against despair. » Coprario wrote the Funeral Teares (1606) to celebrate Charles Blount's memory, outstanding pair of the kingdom, lover of Pénélope Devereux poetes'muse. Charles Blount died of melancholy after that his Read more marriage with here was banned. The Songs of Mourning (1612) celebrate on Thomas Campion's poetry, Henry's memory - Prince of Wales, future king, protestant, friend of arts, Coprario's pupil. Death killed him at 18. His death was a tragedy for the English. The Masque of Squires (1614) was written for the delayed marriage of Lady Elizabeth, sister of death prince Henry. The Ayres express however the possibility of happiness... Read less

Works on This Recording

Songs of Mourning by John Coprario
Performer:  Paulin Bundgen (Countertenor), Eleanor Lewis (Bass Viola da gamba), Angélique Mauillon (Harp),
Anne Quentin (Soprano), Florence Bolton (Viola da gamba), Luc Gaugler (Viola da gamba),
Rémi Cassaigne (Chitarrone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Céladon,  Les Jardins de Courtoisie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1913; England 
The squires' masque by John Coprario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jardins de Courtoisie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1614; England 
Funeral teares by John Coprario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Jardins de Courtoisie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1606; England 

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