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A Hanseatic Festival


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Deux-elles   Catalog #: 1088   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel ScheidtHeinrich AlbertMelchior SchildtGeorg Leopold Fuhrmann,   ... 
Performer:  Mark ChambersJames JohnstoneMatthew Wadsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

German cities had inherited their tradition of Turmmusik or the musical watchman from the Middle East, where shawms and drums played from a tower at sunrise and sunset as part of Islamic observance of naubat or the night vigil. This ancient practice had even older roots in Zoroastrian sun worship, and much of the terminology associated with early wind practice in Europe still had an echo of this elemental sound: the musical watchman was the wait or Wachter, a direct translation of the Arabic naubat; the English and German words shawm and Schalmei recalled the eastern shenai; the French preferred to call the same reed instrument of the watchman un haultbois, so that we still distantly hear the sound of a naubat in the orchestra as an oboe. Read more Transplanted to Europe, the practice of civic wind music became closely associated with Christian fervor and orthodoxy. All significant events for the community, from christenings, weddings, dances and fine meals to the celebration of promotion, good exam results and funerals needed the auspicious sound of cornetts, shawms and sackbuts; an execution required only the musiciansí presence, to give the event its due gravitas. Wind music in the 16th and 17th centuries falls largely into these functional categories and this is the music heard on this CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ludi musici, Book 1: Cantus no 28, Canzon à 5 "O Nachbar Roland" by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Halle, Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Arien: Bekehrung zum Herren Christo by Heinrich Albert
Performer:  Mark Chambers (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1650; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Paduana Lachrymae by Melchior Schildt
Performer:  James Johnstone (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Mark Chambers (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Keith McGowan. 
5.
Entrata by Georg Leopold Fuhrmann
Performer:  Matthew Wadsworth (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
Galliarda 15 by Georg Leopold Fuhrmann
Performer:  Matthew Wadsworth (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Ludi musici, Book 1: Cantus no 4, Paduan à 4 by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Halle, Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8.
Cancio Germanica by Elias Mertel
Performer:  Matthew Wadsworth (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9.
Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1635; Halle, Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Das alt ist abgegangen by Johann Schop
Performer:  Mark Chambers (Countertenor), Matthew Wadsworth (Lute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Pasameza by Thomas Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1617; Hamburg, Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12.
Bonny sweet Robin by Thomas Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Von Himmel hoch by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Mark Chambers (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Ein wunderschönes Kinderlein by Johann Ernst Altenburg
Performer:  Mark Chambers (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Keith McGowan. 
15.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Keith McGowan. 

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