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Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24333  
Composer:  Henry PurcellTobias HumeJohn DowlandWilliam Croft,   ... 
Performer:  Jakob David RattingerAndreas KuppersAxel WolfBenno Schachtner
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras under the reigns of Elizabeth I and her successor James I, extensive patronage of the arts was undertaken by cultured aristocrats; this was a unique and adventurous age of professional and independently operating theatre companies who catered for the taste of elevated and humble levels of society alike alongside the final blossoming of the Renaissance which was already in the process of fading in continental Europe. This program demonstrates the music of English composers of the era. The countertenor Benno Schachtner is widely regarded as one of the most promising singers in his field. With a special focus on music of the German Baroque period, he is much in demand as a soloist with some of the best Read more ensembles committed to historic performance practice. Conductors such as René Jacobs or Christoph Spering regularly enjoy working with him. For this English program of songs by Dowland, Purcell, Johnson and Blow, Schachtner teams up with a small instrumental ensemble which provides an exquisite instrumental background to the rising star’s fine singing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord), Axel Wolf (Lute),
Benno Schachtner (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
2.
Pausanias: Sweeter that roses by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord), Axel Wolf (Lute),
Benno Schachtner (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
3.
The first part of ayres: no 1, Fain would I change that note by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
4.
The first part of ayres: no 30, Sir Humphrey by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba)
5.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 21, Cleare or cloudie sweet as April showring by John Dowland
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Axel Wolf (Lute), Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
6.
Fly swift, ye hours, Z 369 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord), Axel Wolf (Lute),
Benno Schachtner (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; England 
7.
Ground for harpsichord in C Minor, D 221 by William Croft
Performer:  Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
8.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 5, Mourne, mourne, day is with darkness fled by John Dowland
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600 
9.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 17, Come againe, sweet love doth now envite by John Dowland
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Axel Wolf (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
10.
The first part of ayres: I am falling by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
11.
Tell Me No More You Love by John Blow
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
12.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 2, Flow, my teares by John Dowland
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Axel Wolf (Lute), Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
13.
Lachrimae Pavan, P 15 by John Dowland
Performer:  Axel Wolf (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 6, Now, o now, I needs must part by John Dowland
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Axel Wolf (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
15.
Have You Seen but a White Lily Grow? for voice & lute by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Axel Wolf (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1616; England 
16.
Now that the sun hath veiled his light, Z 193 "Evening Hymn on a Ground" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob David Rattinger (Viola Da Gamba), Benno Schachtner (Countertenor), Andreas Kuppers (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 

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