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Carol Album 2 / Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 54902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnTraditionalJohn Jacob NilesAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen SaundersWayne MarshallRachel PlattCharles Daniels,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner PlayersTaverner ChoirTaverner Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrew Parrott’s The New Oxford Book of Carols heralded fresh interest in styles of performance practice eroded since the Victorians. One of the most important was the 18th century West Gallery tradition(???): an energetic, earthy, accessible approach, rooted in the medieval past. The Taverner Consort’s Carol Album II is a lively, stylish hodge-podge spanning a range of neglected traditions. Period instruments – trumpets, fiddle and struck dulcimer – are excellent. The solo ballad ‘All hayle to the dayes’ is just one of the many gems uneathed. What we need next, I suspect, are a dozen revolutions in historic pronunciation.

-- BBC Music Magazine
Andrew Parrott’s The New Oxford Book of Carols heralded fresh interest in styles of performance practice eroded since the Victorians. One of the most important was the 18th century West Gallery tradition(???): an energetic, earthy, accessible approach, rooted in the medieval past. The Taverner Consort’s Carol Album II is a lively, stylish hodge-podge spanning a range of neglected traditions. Period instruments – trumpets, fiddle and struck dulcimer – are excellent. The solo ballad ‘All hayle to the dayes’ is just one of the many gems uneathed. What we need next, I suspect, are a dozen revolutions in historic pronunciation.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephen Saunders (Ophicleide), Wayne Marshall (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Samuel Wesley (1810-1876) composed the organ interludes. 
2.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer:  Rachel Platt (Soprano), Charles Daniels (Tenor), William Hunt (Bass Viola da gamba),
Christopher Morrongiello (Lute), Jacob Heringman (Cittern), Lynda Sayce (Orpharion)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1592; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Hunt is playing a "great bass viol." 
3.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Susan Harris (Dulcimer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Qui creavit celum "Song of the Nuns of Chester" by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: England (13th Century - 14th Century). 
5.
There is no rose, Op. 14 by John Joubert
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Sonata for 3 Trumpets after "Joseph, lieber Joseph mein" by Cesare Bendinelli
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet), David Blackadder (Trumpet), Trevor Herbert (Trumpet)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
7.
All hayle to the dayes by Traditional
Performer:  Douglas Wooten (Tenor), Peter Cooper (Violin)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Letabundus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: The church bells are also rung during this selection. 
9.
Ther is no rose of swych vertu by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1420; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Quelle est cette odeur agréable? by Traditional
Performer:  Lucy Carolan (Harpsichord), Charles Daniels (Tenor), Catherine King (Alto),
Patrick Ardagh-Walter (Bass), Rachel Platt (Soprano), Richard Boothby (Bass Viola da gamba)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Lullay, thou tiny little child by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano), Susan Harris (Dulcimer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Procedenti puero-eya! novus annus est by Anonymous
Performer:  Jeremy White (Bass)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: 13th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Sonata for 5 Trumpets after "In dulci jubilo" by Magnus Thomsen
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Denmark 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Downey. 
14.
The Lord at first did Adam make by Traditional
Performer:  Douglas Wooten (Tenor), Paul Carroll (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
O du fröhliche by Traditional
Performer:  Jennifer Ward-Clarke (Cello), Lucy Carolan (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Choir
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Lullay, lullay "Als I lay on Yoolis night" by Traditional
Performer:  Emily van Evera (Soprano)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Jeremy White (Bass), Simon Grant (Bass), Wayne Marshall (Harmonium),
Stephen Charlesworth (Bass)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1993 
Venue:  St. John-at-Hackney, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 

Featured Sound Samples

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Traditional)
Letabundus (Anonymous)
O du fröhliche (Traditional)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Brilliant second installment November 27, 2012 By E. Hawkins (Temple City, CA) See All My Reviews "The Carol Album vol. 1 has been on my list of favorite holiday music for years, and when I learned there was a follow up, I knew it would be good. It isn't merely more of the same, but it is equally as enjoyable and as diverse as the first. As a bonus, the recording quality seems even better than vol. 1. Thanks to Arkiv this title is back in print." Report Abuse
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