Orlando Consort

Biography

Active: 1988 - ; England
Four young English singers were invited to tour Great Britain in 1988 by the Early Music Network. The group that resulted, the Orlando Consort, has become one of the most accomplished of its type, performing an extremely broad repertoire of vocal music largely from, but not limited to, the twelfth to fifteenth centuries.

The four singers were not only chosen for their individual vocal talents (each a recognized soloist) and for their
Read more experience in early music ensembles (including the Tallis Scholars and both the Gabrieli and Taverner Consorts), but in particular for their intellectual command of their repertoire. The group has shown a particular concern for accurate performance practice, especially in their willingness to tackle issues such as improvisation and tuning. Such expertise has led to projects with scholars such as Gregorian chant scholar Richard Crocker and early English vocal expert Roger Wibberley, among many others; the group also received the Noah Greenberg Award of the American Musicological Society in 1996 for a collaborative project with Jeanice Brooks and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson.

In addition to frequent performances at international festivals, the group has pursued an active recording schedule. Their remarkable discography has averaged one release for each year since their inception. Notable areas include early English music (John Dunstable and the recently discovered Worcester fragments), the Franco-Flemish school of composers (including Johannes Ockeghem and Josquin Desprez but also the obscure Loyset Compère), and Notre Dame polyphony (Léonin and Pérotin). Their recording John Dunstaple won the Early Music award from Gramophone magazine in 1996; Loyset Compère, Popes and Antipopes, and Worcester Fragments have also received nominations.

Countertenor Robert Harre-Jones, tenors Angus Smith and Charles Daniels, and baritone Donald Greig have also pursued crossover projects, most notably their work with the jazz group Perfect Houseplants (Extempore) and for their planned medieval/modern War Requiem with actor Robert Hardy. Read less
Loyset Compere / Orlando Consort
Release Date: 08/14/2015   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 68069   Number of Discs: 1
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Extempore / Orlando Consort, Perfect Houseplants
Release Date: 01/01/1998   Label: Linn Records  
Catalog: 76   Number of Discs: 1
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    Loyset Compere / Orlando Consort
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 68069 Release Date: 08/14/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Loyset Compère
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Machaut: The Dart of Love / Orlando Consort
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 68008 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut,  Denis Le Grant
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Machaut: Songs From Le Voir Dit / Orlando Consort
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67727 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Busnois: Missa O Crux Lignum / Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1957333 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antoine Busnois
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Medieval Christmas / Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2927418 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacobus Clemens non Papa,  Anonymous,  Loyset Compère,  Guillaume Dufay  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Philippe De Vitry And The Ars Nova - Motets / Orlando Consort
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 49 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philippe De Vitry,  Anonymous
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Worcester Fragments - English Sacred Music / Orlando Consort
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 59 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous
    Performer:  Angus Smith,  Charles Daniels,  Robert Harre-Jones,  Donald Greig
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Des Prez: Motets / Orlando Consort
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93939 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Josquin Des Préz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    O'Regan: Scattered Rhymes / Hillier, Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 807469 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tarik O'Regan,  Guillaume de Machaut,  Guillaume Dufay,  Gavin Bryars
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
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    Al Fresco - Machaut: Chansons / Orlando Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 000993102 Release Date: 11/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut
    Performer:  Robert Harre-Jones,  Donald Greig,  Angus Smith,  Charles Daniels  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    The Rose, The Lily & The Whortleberry / Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907398 Release Date: 03/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guillaume de Machaut,  Anonymous,  Trebor,  Walter Frye  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Medieval Christmas / The Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907418 Release Date: 01/01/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Arnold De Lantins,  Guillaume Dufay,  Jacobus Clemens non Papa  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Century Vol 7 - Ars Subtilior
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908169 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gilles Binchois,  Antoine Busnois,  Johannes Ockeghem,  Guillaume Dufay  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Daniels,  Robert Harre-Jones,  Donald Greig,  Stephan Van Dyck  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcel Pérès,  Paul van Nevel,  Crawford Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  Ensemble Organum,  Huelgas Ensemble  ... 
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    Raphael - The Music Of The Courtier
    Label: Metronome   Catalog: 1075 Release Date: 03/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Josquin Des Préz
    Performer:  Christopher Wilson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  I Fagiolini,  Concordia
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    Busnois: Missa O Crux Lignum / Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907333 Release Date: 01/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antoine Busnois
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Blue - School Of Notre Dame - Perotin, Etc / Orlando Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 4775004 Release Date: 09/14/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léonin,  Pérotin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    The Toledo Summit - Pierre De La Rue, Et Al /Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907328 Release Date: 11/11/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco de la Torre,  Alonso de Mondejar,  Francisco de Peñalosa,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Harre-Jones,  Charles Daniels,  Angus Smith,  Donald Greig
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Josquin Desprez: Motets / Orlando Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 5014990 Release Date: 06/13/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Josquin Des Préz
    Performer:  Robert MacDonald,  Andrew Carwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Extempore Ii / Orlando Consort, Perfect Houseplants
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907319 Release Date: 05/13/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hue Warren,  Angus Smith,  Donald Greig,  Mark Lockheart  ... 
    Performer:  Angus Smith
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  Perfect Houseplants
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    Blue - Ockeghem: Missa
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 471727 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Ockeghem
    Performer:  Robert Harre-Jones,  Angus Smith,  Donald Greig,  Charles Daniels
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Food, Wine & Song - Machaut, Et Al / The Orlando Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907314 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Ludwig Senfl,  Matthias Greiter,  Juan del Encina  ... 
    Performer:  Donald Greig,  Robert Harre-Jones,  Angus Smith,  Charles Daniels
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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  • 22.
    Seeing Salvation - 1000 Years Of Sacred Music
    Label: Metronome   Catalog: 1042 Release Date: 05/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Tavener
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir,  Salisbury Cathedral Choir  ... 
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    The Saracen And The Dove / Orlando Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 459620 Release Date: 07/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Antonio Zachara Teramo,  Johannes Ciconia,  Nicola Zacharie  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Harre-Jones,  Charles Daniels,  Angus Smith,  Donald Greig
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort
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    Extempore / Orlando Consort, Perfect Houseplants
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 76 Release Date: 01/01/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Various
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Consort,  Perfect Houseplants
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    Mystery Of Notre Dame - Chant & Polyphony / Orlando Consort
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453487 Release Date: 11/25/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Pérotin
    Conductor:  Robert Harre-Jones
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir,  Orlando Consort
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Biography

Active: 1988 - ; England
Four young English singers were invited to tour Great Britain in 1988 by the Early Music Network. The group that resulted, the Orlando Consort, has become one of the most accomplished of its type, performing an extremely broad repertoire of vocal music largely from, but not limited to, the twelfth to fifteenth centuries.

The four singers were not only chosen for their individual vocal talents (each a recognized soloist) and for their
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Scattered Rhymes
Scattered Rhymes
Scattered Rhymes
Messe de Nostre Dame
Messe de Nostre Dame
Messe de Nostre Dame
Messe de Nostre Dame
Messe de Nostre Dame
Messe de Nostre Dame
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei
Leonin: Léonin / Pérotin: Magnus Liber / Feast Of St. Stephen - Etenim sederunt principes (à 1) (Introit)
Leonin: Léonin / Pérotin: Magnus Liber / Feast Of St. Stephen - Etenim sederunt principes (à 1) (Introit)
Ockeghem: Missa "De plus en plus" - Kyrie
Ockeghem: Missa "De plus en plus" - Gloria
Ockeghem: Missa "De plus en plus" - Credo
Ockeghem: Missa "De plus en plus" - Sanctus
Ockeghem: Missa "De plus en plus" - Agnus Dei