Deller Consort

Composers

Biography

Active: 1948 - ; London, England
It would be difficult to overstate the role of the Deller Consort in the early music revival, particularly that of the English repertoire, though it has also enjoyed great success in Italian music. Founded by countertenor Alfred Deller in 1948, it was instrumental in popularizing not only early music, but authentic performance practices. In many ways, it set the standard for the plethora of ensembles that started after it had prepared the ground. Read more Deller was the twentieth century's first celebrity countertenor and just beginning his own career when he founded the ensemble almost out of necessity. At that time, there were almost no early music groups and certainly no renowned ones. Under his leadership, the ensemble quickly gained popular and critical acclaim, first in England, then internationally. It soon expanded its repertoire to nearly every major composer of the late Renaissance and Baroque eras and performed early operas, such as Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, as well as madrigals, songs, and sacred music. Its alumni and guest artists include many of early music's most illustrious performers, such as Rogers Covey-Crump, Gerald English, Paul Elliott, Leigh Nixon, Dominique Visse, Lynne Dawson, Igor Kipnis, Patricia Clark, Grayston Burgess, Mary Thomas, and Neil Jenkins. In 1964, Deller's son Mark (also a countertenor) joined the Deller Consort and on his father's death, became the ensemble's director. Read less
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  • 1.
    Archiv Produktion 1947-2013
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001833572 Release Date: 06/18/2013   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Anonymous,  Adam de la Halle,  Raimbaut de Vaqeiras  ... 
    Performer:  Helmut Walcha,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Hermann Töttcher,  Maria Jung  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Ristenpart,  Fritz Lehmann,  Maurus Pfaff,  Safford Cape  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Ristenpart Chamber Orchestra,  Bach Festival Orchestra,  Frankfurt Music School Chorus  ... 
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  • 2.
    Purcell: King Arthur / Deller, Deller Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 50252 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Mark Deller,  Honor Sheppard,  Leigh Nixon,  Maurice Bevan  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Choir,  King's Musick,  Deller Consort
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  • 3.
    Lalande: De Profundis;  Blow: Ode / Alfred Deller
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 8108 Release Date: 03/24/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michel Richard Delalande,  John Blow
    Performer:  Alfred Deller,  Anne Shuttleworth,  Chris Taylor,  Richard Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Choir,  Vienna State Opera Chamber Orchestra,  Deller Consort
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    Hildegard, Perotin, Wolkenstein 1000-1400 / Sequentia, Deller Consort
    Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 77600 Release Date: 01/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Folquet de Marseille,  Philippe De Vitry,  Anonymous,  Alfons X (El Sabio)  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sequentia,  Schola Cantorum Basiliensis,  Deller Consort
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  • 5.
    French And Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 / Alfred Deller, Deller Consort, Et Al
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 197 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut,  François Couperin
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 6.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - English, French & Italian Madrigals / 6-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 196 Release Date: 05/19/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carlo Gesualdo,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Jacques Arcadelt,  Cypriano de Rore  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 7.
    Codex - Gibbons, Morley: Madrigals, Etc / Deller Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453166 Release Date: 04/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Morley,  Orlando Gibbons
    Conductor:  Denis Stevens,  Alfred Deller,  August Wenzinger
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Deller Consort,  Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Viol Consort
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  • 8.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Music Of Handel, Bach & English Renaissance / 6-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 195 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 9.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Christmas Carols & Motets / 4-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 192 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Leonel Power,  Ludwig Senfl,  Thomas Stoltzer,  Heinrich Isaac  ... 
    Performer:  Mark Deller,  Honor Sheppard,  Robert Tear,  Alfred Deller  ... 
    Conductor:  René Clemencic,  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Musica Antiqua,  Deller Consort
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  • 10.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Music Of Henry Purcell / 7-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 194 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  John Blow
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Granville Jones,  Desmond Dupré  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt,  Alfred Deller,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Michael Tippett
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonhardt Consort,  Kalmar Chamber Orchestra London,  Deller Consort  ... 
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  • 11.
    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Folk Songs And Ballads / 7-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 193 Release Date: 07/22/2008   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Traditional,  John Danyel,  John Dowland,  Philip Rosseter  ... 
    Performer:  Desmond Dupré,  Alfred Deller,  Honor Sheppard,  Maurice Bevan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  London Chamber Players,  Ambrosian Singers
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  • 12.
    The Art Of Alfred Deller - Classic Vanguard Recordings
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1018 Release Date: 03/04/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Thomas Morley,  Orlando de Lassus,  Claudio Monteverdi  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 13.
    Century Vol 3 - Gregorian Chant
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908165 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adam of St. Victor,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Ruth Cunningham,  Johanna Rose,  Susan Hellauer,  Marsha Genensky  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier,  Marcel Pérès,  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices,  Ensemble Organum,  Anonymous 4  ... 
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  • 14.
    Moliere / Clemencic Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2901020 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  René Clemencic,  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Maurice Bevan
    Conductor:  René Clemencic,  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clemencic Consort,  Deller Consort
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  • 15.
    Alfred Deller - Portrait Of A Legend
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 290261 Release Date: 06/08/2004   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Anonymous,  Thomas Tallis,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  John Buttrey,  Christina Clarke,  Alfred Deller,  Mark Deller  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stour Music Festival Orchestra,  Deller Consort,  Stour Music Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 16.
    Millennium Of Music Vol 2 - Alleluia This Sweete Songe
    Label: Valley Entertainment Classics   Catalog: 15024 Release Date: 06/03/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  Thomas Tallis  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie,  Paul Hillier,  Dominique Vellard,  Alfred Deller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Theatre of Voices,  Anonymous 4  ... 
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  • 17.
    Shakespeare Songs / Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 195202 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Johnson,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  Francis Cutting  ... 
    Performer:  Desmond Dupré
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 18.
    Chant Gregorien / Deller Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 195234 Release Date: 09/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
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  • 19.
    Purcell: King Arthur Extraits / Deller, King's Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 195200 Release Date: 08/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  King's Musick,  Deller Choir
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  • 20.
    Monteverdi: Il Ballo Delle Ingrate, Etc / Deller, Et Al
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 8100 Release Date: 02/27/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Honor Sheppard,  Sally Le Sage,  Alfred Deller,  Max Worthley  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  London Chamber Players,  Ambrosian Singers
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  • 21.
    Les Tres Riches Heures Du Moyen Age - A Medieval Journey
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 290649 Release Date: 11/21/1995   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Francisco de la Torre,  Marco Dall'Aquila,  Antonius Divitis,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Paul O'Dette,  Marcel Pérès,  Alfred Deller,  Jean-Etienne Langianni  ... 
    Conductor:  Mary Springfels,  Marcel Pérès,  Paul Hillier,  René Clemencic  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newberry Consort,  Les Pages de la Chapelle,  Ensemble Organum  ... 
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  • 22.
    Music in Reims Cathedral and Notre-Dame / Deller Consort
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 77416 Release Date: 08/09/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pérotin,  Anonymous,  Philippe Le Chancelier,  Guillaume de Machaut
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Aureum members,  Deller Consort
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  • 23.
    Purcell: King Arthur / Deller, Deller Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 90252/53 Release Date: 09/01/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Jean Knibbs,  Maurice Bevan,  Paul Elliott,  Honor Sheppard  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  King's Musick,  Deller Choir
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