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Cosmography of Polyphony / Royal Wind Music


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10377  
Composer:  Adrian WillaertHernando de CabezónJohannes OckeghemNicolas Gombert,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Royal Wind Music is a unique consort of renaissance recorders which performs on a collection of instruments especially made for the ensemble by leading flute makers from The Netherlands, Canada and Germany. The recorders range from the twelve-inch sopranino to the sub-contrabass measuring over ten feet. Because of its special sound plenty of reviews and concert-goers have described The Royal Wind Music as a ''walking'' or a ''breathing'' organ. The twelve members of the ensemble all studied at the Amsterdam Conservatoire. The new album Cosmography of Polyphony sketches the musical universe of The Royal Wind Music. Since its foundation in 1997, the ensemble has performed Renaissance music from all over Europe, particularly from England, Read more Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Flanders, with occasional excursions into the Baroque. In the center of the ensemble's musical universe is polyphony, the style of simultaneously combining a number of parts, each forming an individual melody and harmonizing with each other. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Beata viscera Mariae virginis by Adrian Willaert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
2.
Dulce memoria by Hernando de Cabezón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
3.
Malheur me bat, rondeau a 3 (doubtful) by Johannes Ockeghem
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
4.
Mille regretz by Nicolas Gombert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
5.
Madrigals, Book 5: O dolorosa gioia by Carlo Gesualdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
6.
Puis que vivre en servitude, galliard for consort by Pierre Phalčse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
7.
Fantasia for 6 Bass Viols by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
8.
Praeludium Pedaliter by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
9.
Mein junges Leben hat ein End by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands 
10.
Orgelbüchlein: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Pavans, Galliards, Almaines (65): As it fell on a holie eve by Anthony Holborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
12.
Pavans, Galliards, Almaines (65): Ecce quam bonum by Anthony Holborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
13.
Pavans, Galliards, Almaines (65): The choise by Anthony Holborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14.
Spes nostra by Osbert Parsley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
15.
Oy comamos y bebamos by Juan del Encina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1497; Spain 
16.
Versa est in luctum by Alonso Lobo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Wind Music
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; Spain 

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