Daniel Taylor

Biography

Born: November, 1969   Country: Canada  
Daniel Taylor is often described as Canada's leading countertenor. And with scores of rave reviews from concerts across the globe and more than 60 recordings to his credit, it would be hard to challenge the claim. His many supporters, not to mention a host of notable critics, have lavished high praise on Taylor for the beauty of his unique, female-timbred voice. His repertory has tended to favor Renaissance-era and Baroque music, with the Read more cantatas of J.S. Bach heavily figuring in his discography. He also regularly appears on the world's most prestigious operatic stages, again favoring early music repertory in his choice of roles, with the works of Handel taking precedence. Despite his preference for early music, Taylor has sung a fair amount of modern works by a range of diverse composers: Bernstein, Sakamoto, Christos Hatzis, and Arvo Pärt. Taylor is the founder of the Theatre of Early Music, a Montreal-based period-instrument ensemble, for which he also serves as artistic director. In concert Taylor often performs with renowned Canadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc. He has recorded for a spate of major labels, including BIS, Dorian, Atma Classique, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and Virgin Classics.

Daniel Taylor was born in Canada in 1969. At six he began singing in the (Anglican) St. Matthew's Church choir, and four years later became a treble for the National Arts Centre Opera. At 16 he began vocal lessons with renowned countertenor Allan Fast. Taylor studied music first at McGill University, then, for his master's, at the University of Montreal. He had later studies in Europe in Baroque interpretation and still takes vocal lessons from British countertenor Michael Chance.

Taylor quickly established his reputation in Canada, both in opera and the concert hall. He debuted in 1997 at Glyndebourne to rave reviews in Handel's Theodora. His April 1999 Met debut as Nireno in Handel's Giulio Cesare was equally impressive.

By then he had several major recordings to his credit, including three Orfeo discs of works by Niccolò Jommelli, with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra under Frieder Bernius.

In the new century Taylor founded the Theatre of Early Music ensemble. The group has attracted such artists as Emma Kirkby, Suzie Leblanc, and Stephen Varcoe and has made a dozen or so recordings. In 2004 Taylor was named the Opus Prizes Artist of the year. Among Taylor's recordings is the 2007 Virgin Classics DVD Bach in Notre Dame. Read less
Love Bade Me Welcome - Dowland, Etc / Taylor, Et Al
Release Date: 11/29/2005   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1446   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 51.
    Perceval - The Quest For The Grail Vol 2 / Taylor, La Nef
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90294 Release Date: 03/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sylvain Bergeron
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
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  • 52.
    The Queen, The Bear & The Bumblebee
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84353 Release Date: 03/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Homzy,  Mark Goldman
    Performer:  Luc Saucier,  Daniel Taylor,  Erin Thrall
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  • 53.
    Bach: Trinity Cantatas I / Fuge, Taylor, Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463590 Release Date: 12/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  James Gilchrist,  Katherine Fuge,  Peter Harvey,  Daniel Taylor
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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  • 54.
    Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 467087 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  David Daniels,  Gerald Finley,  Bejun Mehta,  Daniel Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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  • 55.
    Lie Down, Poor Heart - English Lutesongs & Ballads / Taylor
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90287 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Playford,  John Coprario,  Robert Johnson,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Sylvain Bergeron,  Daniel Taylor
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  • 56.
    Daniel Taylor - Portrait
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22228 Release Date: 08/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Blow,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Traditional,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Sylvain Bergeron,  Bruce Haynes,  Suzie LeBlanc  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble da Sonar,  Les Voix Humaines
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  • 57.
    Star Of The Magi / Le Blanc, Taylor, Les Voix Humaines
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2190 Release Date: 12/14/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francois du Caurroy,  Mateo Flecha,  Francesco Turini,  Tarquinio Merula  ... 
    Performer:  Susie Napper,  Margaret Little,  Francis Colpron,  Sylvain Bergeron  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
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  • 58.
    Perceval - The Quest For The Grail Vol 1 / La Nef
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90271 Release Date: 08/17/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sylvain Bergeron
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
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  • 59.
    Bach - Arias & Oboe D'amore / Taylor, Haynes, Et Al
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2158 Release Date: 06/08/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Susie Napper,  Daniel Taylor,  Réjean Poirier,  Pierre Cartier  ... 
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  • 60.
    Jommelli: Il Vologeso / Bernius, Waschinski, Odinius, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 420983 Release Date: 11/01/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Niccolò Jommelli
    Performer:  Gabriele Rossmanith,  Lothar Odinius,  Helene Schneiderman,  Daniel Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
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  • 61.
    Dowland - Tears Of The Muse / Taylor, Martin, Voix Humaines
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2151 Release Date: 07/14/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Francis Cutting,  Tobias Hume
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Andreas Martin,  Susie Napper,  Margaret Little
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
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  • 62.
    Hume: Poeticall Musicke, Vol.1
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 940268 Release Date: 02/24/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tobias Hume
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Stephen Stubbs
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  • 63.
    Britten: The Canticles / The Aldeburgh Connection
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 185 Release Date: 05/27/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Stephen Ralls,  Brett Polegato,  Bruce Ubukata,  James Sommerville  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aldeburgh Connection
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    Jommelli: Didone Abbandonata / Bernius, Roschmann, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 381953 Release Date: 12/19/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Niccolò Jommelli
    Performer:  Mechthild Bach,  William Kendall,  Daniel Taylor,  Arno Raunig  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
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Biography

Born: November, 1969   Country: Canada  
Daniel Taylor is often described as Canada's leading countertenor. And with scores of rave reviews from concerts across the globe and more than 60 recordings to his credit, it would be hard to challenge the claim. His many supporters, not to mention a host of notable critics, have lavished high praise on Taylor for the beauty of his unique, female-timbred voice. His repertory has tended to favor Renaissance-era and Baroque music, with the Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Chorus: "Was frag ich nach der Welt"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Aria (Bass): "Die Welt ist wie ein Rauch und Schatten"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Recitativo/Chorale (Tenor): "Die Welt sucht Ehr'"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Aria (Counter-tenor): "Betörte Welt"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Recitativo/Chorale (Bass): "Die Welt bekümmert sich"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Aria (Tenor): "Die Welt kann ihre Lust und Freud"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Aria (Sopran): "Es halt' es mit der blinden Welt"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 94 "Was frag ich nach der Welt" - Chorale "Was frag ich nach der Welt"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Aria (Bass): "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Recitativo (Tenor): "Es ist nur fremdes Gut"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Aria (Tenor): "Capital und Interesse meiner Schulden"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Recitativo (Basso): "Jedoch, erschrock'nes Herz"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Aria (Soprano/Counter-tenor): "Herz, zerreiss"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 168 "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort" - Chorale "Stärk' mich mit deinem Freudengeist"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 1. Chorus: "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 2. Recit: "Mein Gott, verwirf mich nicht"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 3. Aria: "Wie zittern und wanken"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 4. Recit: "Wohl aber dem, der seinen Bürgen weiss"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 5. Aria: "Kann ich nur Jesum mir zum Freunde machen"
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 105 "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht" - 6. Chorale: Nun, ich weiss, du wirst mir stillen"
Stabat Mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
O quam tristis
Quis est homo
Quis non posset
Pro peccatis suae gentis
Eja mater, fons amoris
Fac ut ardeat
Amen
Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus
Ad te suspiramus
Eia ergo advocata
Et Jesum, benedictum
O clemens, o pia
Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden (Soprano, Alto)
Ist mein Herz in Missetaten (Soprano)
Missetaten, die mich drucken (Soprano, Alto)
Dich erzurnt mein Tun und Lassen (Alto)
Wer wird seine Schuld verneinen (Soprano, Alto)
Sieh! ich bin in Sund empfangen (Soprano, Alto)
Sieh, du willst die Wahrheit haben (Soprano)
Wasche mich doch rein von Sunden (Alto)
Lass mich Freud und Wonne spuren (Soprano, Alto)
Schaue nicht auf meine Sunden (Soprano, Alto)
Offne Lippen, Mund und Seele (Alto)
Denn du willst kein Opfer haben (Soprano, Alto)
Lass dein Zion bluhend dauern (Soprano, Alto)
Amen (Soprano, Alto)
Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Kyrie: Christe eleison (Soprano I and II)
Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Gloria: Et in terra pax (Chorus)
Gloria: Laudamus te (Soprano II)
Gloria: Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Gloria: Domine Deus (Soprano I, Tenor)
Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Gloria: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto)
Gloria: Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (Bass)
Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Chorus)
Credo: Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem (Chorus)
Credo: Et in unum Dominum (Soprano I, Alto)
Credo: Et incarnatus est (Chorus)
Credo: Crucifixus (Chorus)
Credo: Et resurrexit (Chorus)
Credo: Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum (Bass)
Credo: Confiteor unum baptisma (Chorus)
Credo: Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Chorus)
Sanctus: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (Chorus)
Osanna: Osanna in excelsis (Double Chorus)
Benedictus: Benedictus qui venit (Tenor)
Osanna: Osanna in excelsis (Double Chorus)
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, qui tollis (Alto)
Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (Double Chorus)
Lecons de Tenebres: Premiere Lecon
Lecons de Tenebres: Deuxieme Lecon
Lecons de Tenebre: Troisieme Lecon
1. Sinfonia
2. Chor "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"
3. Recitativo "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal"
4. Aria "Kreuz und Kronen sind verbunden"
5. Aria "Ich folge Christo nach"
6. Aria "Sei getreu"
7. Choral "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"
1. Chor "Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir"
2. Recitativo "In Jesu Gnade wird allein"
3. Aria "Ich höre mitten in den Leiden"
4. Recitativo "Ach! daß mein Glaube noch so schwach"
5. Aria Terzetto "Wenn meine Trübsal"
6. Choral "Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel"
1. Chor "Die Elenden sollen essen"
2. Recitativo "Was hilft des Purpurs Majestät"
3. Aria "Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein"
4. Recitativo "Gott stürzet und erhöhet in Zeit und Ewigkeit"
6. Recitativo "Indes schenkt Gott ein gut Gewissen"
7. Chorale "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan"
5. Aria "Ich nehme mein Leiden mit Freuden auf mich"
8. Sinfonia
9. Recitativo "Nur eines kränkt ein christliches Gemüte"
10. Aria "Jesus macht mich geistlich reich"
11. Recitativo "Wer nur in Jesu bleibt"
12. Aria "Mein Herze glaubt und liebt"
13. Recitativo "O Armut, der kein Reichtum gleicht"
14. Choral "Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan"
Jesu, der du meine Seele (Chorus)
Duet Aria: Wir eilen mit schwachen (Soprano, Alto)
Recitative: Ach! ich bin ein Kind der Sünden (Tenor)
Aria: Das Blut, so meine Schuld durchstreicht (Tenor, Alto)
Recitative: Die Wunden, Nagel, Kron und Grab (Bass)
Aria: Nun du wirst mein Gewissen stillen (Bass)
Chorale: Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir Schwachen
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan (Chorus)
Recitative: Sein Wort der Wahrheit stehet fest (Bass)
Aria: Erschuttre dich nur nicht, verzagte Seele (Tenor)
Recitative: Nun, der von Ewigkeit geschloss'ne Bund (Alto)
Duet Aria: Wenn des Kreuzes Bitterkeiten (Soprano, Alto)
Chorale: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost (Chorus)
Aria: Wo wird in diesem Jammertale (Tenor)
Recitative: O Sunder, trage mit Geduld (Bass)
Chorale: Kein Frucht das Weizenkornlein bringt (Soprano)
Aria: Du machst, o Tod (Alto)
Recitative: Indes bedenke deine Seele (Tenor)
Chorale: Wir wachen oder schlafen ein
Chorus: "Was frag ich nach der Welt"
Aria (Bass): "Die Welt ist wie ein Rauch und Schatten"
Recitativo/Chorale (Tenor): "Die Welt sucht Ehr'"
Aria (Counter-tenor): "Betörte Welt"
Recitativo/Chorale (Bass): "Die Welt bekümmert sich"
Aria (Tenor): "Die Welt kann ihre Lust und Freud"
Aria (Sopran): "Es halt' es mit der blinden Welt"
Chorale "Was frag ich nach der Welt"
Aria (Bass): "Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort"
Recitativo (Tenor): "Es ist nur fremdes Gut"
Aria (Tenor): "Capital und Interesse meiner Schulden"
Recitativo (Basso): "Jedoch, erschrock'nes Herz"
Aria (Soprano/Counter-tenor): "Herz, zerreiss"
Chorale "Stärk' mich mit deinem Freudengeist"
1. Chorus: "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht"
2. Recit: "Mein Gott, verwirf mich nicht"
3. Aria: "Wie zittern und wanken"
4. Recit: "Wohl aber dem, der seinen Bürgen weiss"
5. Aria: "Kann ich nur Jesum mir zum Freunde machen"
6. Chorale: Nun, ich weiss, du wirst mir stillen"
Ouverture
Recitativo: Delle nostre fatiche
Aria: Sovra balze
Recitativo: Signor, già dal tuo senno
Aria: Combatti da forte
Recitativo: Questi saggi consigli
Aria: Ogn'indugio
Recitativo: Signor, che delle stelle
Aria: Sulla ruota di fortuna
Aria: Sibilar gli angui d'Aletto
Recitativo: Goffredo, se t'arrise
Aria: No, no, che quest'alma
Recitativo: Infra dubbi di Marte
Aria: Vieni, o cara
Aria: Furie terribili
Recitativo ed Accompagnato: Come a tempo giungesti
Aria: Molto voglio
Aria: Augellette, che cantate
Recitativo: Adorato mio sposo
Duetto: Scherzano sul tuo volto
Recitativo: Al valor del mio brando
Prelude
Aria: Cara sposa
Recitativo: Ch'insolito stupore
Aria: Cor ingrato
Recitativo: Io all'ora impugno il brando
Aria: Col valor, colla virtù
Recitativo: Di speranza un bel raggio
Aria: Venti, turbini
Aria: Siam prossimi!
Recitativo: A quei sassa bramato
Recitativo: Per raccor d'Almirena
Aria a 2: Il vostro maggio
Recitativo: Qual incognita forza
Aria: Il Tricerbero umiliato
Recitativo: Signor, strano ardimento!
Aria: Scorta rea di cieco amore
Recitativo: Ciò fu indegna
Aria: Mio cor
Recitativo: Armida dispietata!
Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga
Recitativo: Ah! Sul bel labbro Amore
Aria: Basta che sol tu chieda
Recitativo: Cingetemi d'allori
Recitativo: Perfida, un cor illustre
Duetto: Fermati!
Recitativo: Crudel, tu ch'involasti
Aria: Abbrucio, avvampo e fremo
Recitativo accompagnato: Dunque i lacci d'un volto
Aria: Ah! Crudel!
Recitativo: Riprendiam d'Almirena
Recitativo: Adorata Almirena
Aria: Vo'far guerra
Recitativo: Quivi par che rubella
Recitativo: La causa che vi spinge
Sinfonia
Recitativo: Qui vomita Cocito
Aria e Recitativo: Andate, o forti
Recitativo: Mori svenata
Recitativo: Nella guardata soglia
Aria: Sorge nel petto
Recitativo: Al trionfo s'affretti
Aria: E un incendio
Recitativo: Chiuso fra quelle mura
Recitativo: Per fomentar lo sdegno
March
Recitativo: In quel bosco si strali
Duetto: Al trionfo del nostro furore
Recitativo: Di quel strani accidenti
Aria: Bel piacere
Recitativo: Signor, l'oste nemica
Aria: Di Sion nell'alta sede
March
Recitativo: Se ciò t'è in grado, O Prence
Aria: Or la tromba
Recitativo: Miei fidi, ecco là un campo
Recitativo: Magnanimi campioni
Aria: Sola del brando
Battaglia
Recitativo: Goffredo, ecco il superbo
Recitativo: Ecco, german, la cruda
Coro: Vinto è sol dalla virtù