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Hayes: Six Cantatas, Orpheus & Euridice / Rooley, Hayes Players

Hayes / Berli / The Scb Hayes
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922510  
Composer:  William Hayes
Performer:  Paul BentleyMirjam BerliDavid MunderlohEvelyn Tubb,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beyond the dominating presence of Georg Friedrich Handel in English music from the 18th century there are to be found many enticing surprises, such as those contributed by William Hayes (17081777). His cycle of cantatas from 1748 provides original and humorous musical stories, graced by instrumentation's unusual for the time and flecked with touching musical episodes. Hayes's choice of keys and orchestration develop from one work to the next, whilst the subject matter and texts employed in the works reflect, in a highly particular way, the individual milieu of Hayes in his teaching capacity at the University of Oxford. One strikingly mature composition comes in the shape of Orpheus and Euridice: an Ode (1735). It is hard to imagine that Read more this was composed for the occasion of Hayes receiving his BMus at Oxford. Entirely set within the scene of Euridice's unsuccessful departure from Hades, Hayes lays out for our listening an exciting psychological study of the two lovers as their emotional states veer between desire and devastation... Anthony Rooley and his carefully chosen group of singers and instrumentalists linked to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis here give us, following on from their dazzling 2010 reading of The Passions, a fresh new incursion into the previously little known compositional world of William Hayes, in this way contributing to Hayes's deserved placement once again as one of the leading contemporaries of Handel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A winter scene at Ross in Herefordshire by William Hayes
Performer:  Paul Bentley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
2.
Why, Lysidas, shou’d Man be vain by William Hayes
Performer:  Mirjam Berli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
3.
While I listen to thy voice, Chloris by William Hayes
Performer:  David Munderloh (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
4.
Chloe’s dream by William Hayes
Performer:  Evelyn Tubb (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
5.
To Venus a rant by William Hayes
Performer:  David Munderloh (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
6.
An ode to Echo by William Hayes
Performer:  Evelyn Tubb (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players
7.
Orpheus and Euridice by William Hayes
Performer:  Ulrike Hofbauer (Soprano), Paul Bentley (Tenor), Daniel Cabena (Alto)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SCB Hayes Players

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