Arkiv Music Holiday Shop
WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Melancholia / Jourdain, Les Cris De Paris


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902298  
Composer:  John WilbyeWilliam ByrdCesare TudinoCarlo Gesualdo,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews



A most unusual cabinet of curiosities: “Finding pleasure even in meditating on what causes one’s pain”: that neatly defines the theme of this album of music from the cusp of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. Here Italian and English madrigals rub shoulders with motets and Tenebrae responsories.

A melancholic poetry that provided endless nourishment for musical creativity in the late Renaissance and which Geoffroy Jourdain presents in his first recording for harmonia mundi.


A most unusual cabinet of curiosities: “Finding pleasure even in meditating on what causes one’s pain”: that neatly defines the theme of this album of music from the cusp of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. Here Italian and English madrigals rub shoulders with motets and Tenebrae responsories.

A melancholic poetry that provided endless nourishment for musical creativity in the late Renaissance and which Geoffroy Jourdain presents in his first recording for harmonia mundi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O wretched man by John Wilbye
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
2.
Draw on sweet night by John Wilbye
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
3.
Cantiones sacrae, Book 1: Tristitia et anxietas by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1589; England 
4.
My sweet little darling by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Come to me, grief, for ever by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1580; England 
6.
Altro che lagrimar by Cesare Tudino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
7.
Tristis est anima mea, responsory for 6 voices, W. 7/13 by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611 
8.
O vos omnes, unspecified by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1610; Italy 
9.
Madrigals, Book 5: Mercč grido piangendo by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
10.
La mia doglia s'avanza by Pomponio Nenna
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
11.
What is our life, madrigal for 5 voices by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: What is our life? by Orlando Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
13.
Madrigals a 5, Book 9: Solo e pensoso by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; Italy 
14.
Crudele acerba inesorabil' morte by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
15.
Quivi sospiri by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
16.
O Care, thou wilt despatch me by Thomas Weelkes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17.
Songs of 3-6 parts: Too much I once lamented by Thomas Tomkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title