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A Feast For The Senses / Tenet


Release Date: 10/23/2011 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 5637840816  
Composer:  AnonymousThomas CampionTraditionalRobert Ballard,   ... 
Performer:  Philip AndersonHank Heijink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While not a Christmas recording, the presence of such classics as "Quelle est cette odeur agréable?" and "Sweet little Jesus boy", along with the Christmas-themed "Gute Nacht" from Bach's Jesu meine Freude and the 13th/14th-century Latin/Middle English song "Veni Mater gracie/Dou way Robyn" at least slightly qualifies it for that designation. But this program offers so much more, from early music--Thomas Campion, Robert Ballard, John Wilbye, John Dowland--to Purcell, Poulenc, and Stanford. It's all done with five or six voices and an occasional lute, led by soprano Jolle Greenleaf and following a theme--the senses of smell, sight, sound, touch, and taste.

Most of the
Read more selections--motets, madrigals, spirituals, a hymn--work very well with this small, one-voice-to-a-part ensemble, but Stanford's famous part-song The blue bird just sounds thinly-feathered, as does the excerpt from Bach's Jesu meine Freude. Ultimately, though, it's a very well-chosen and engaging mix of repertoire, and the performances by this highly acclaimed New York-based ensemble are first rate (TENET was responsible for last year's popular and very successful production of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 by the Green Mountain Project). The disc is available from TENET's website: http://www.tenetnyc.com. Well worth a visit, as they say.

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

1. Flos regalis by Anonymous
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
2. Second Booke of Ayres, 'Light Conceits of Lovers': The peacefull westerne winde by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Written: pub 1613 
3. Quelle est cette odeur agréable? by Traditional
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
4. Volte by Robert Ballard
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
5. Frühlingslied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Robert MacGimsey
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
7. His Eye Is on the Sparrow by Charles Hutchison Gabriel
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Modern 
8. Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; England 
9. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: no 9, Gute Nacht, o Wesen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
10. Madrigals, Book 4: Sfogava con le stelle by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
11. Madrigals, Book 2: Ecco mormorar l'onde by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1590; Cremona, Italy 
12. Madrigals, Book 4: Quel augellin che canta by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
13. Fantasia for Lute by Lorenzini da Roma
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
14. O Thou sweetest by Loys Bourgeois
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Notes: Arrangement: Philip Ledger 
15. Veni mater gracie/Dou way, Robin by Anonymous
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
16. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child by Traditional
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Written: USA 
17. Petites voix: Le chien perdu by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
18. Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 17, Come againe, sweet love doth now envite by John Dowland
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
19. Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Like as the lute delights by John Danyel
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
20. If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
21. Have you seen but a white lily grow? by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1616; England 
22. Sweet hony sucking bees by John Wilbye
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
23. Quick, we have but a second by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
24. Drink to me only with thine eyes by Traditional
Performer:  Philip Anderson (Tenor), Hank Heijink (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Written: England 

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