17th Century Playlist / Lyon, Theatre of the Ayre

Release Date: 9/27/2019
Label: Delphian
Catalog Number: DCD34220
Performer: Ed Lyon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Tenor Ed Lyon has been one of the UK’s most versatile and sought-after soloists for over a decade. Now, for Delphian, comes his first solo recording project, inspired by the immediacy, joy and freedom found in seventeenth-century music. Joined by Theatre of the Ayre –a flexible and innovative ensemble led by the lutenist Elizabeth Kenny – he has conceived his very own ‘playlist’: a live mixtape of the songs, simultaneously catchy and sophisticated, which became earworms for the listeners of their day. “Ed Lyon reaffirms his claim to be one of the pre-eminent Baroque tenors of our time.” (The Independent)

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REVIEW:

What we have here is an exploration of an art relatively under represented on disc: the intimate 17th century song, from the toe-tapping to the plangently melancholy, in highly engaging performances. Nothing is re-orchestrated for modern taste, it doesn't need to be. You cannot help but smile.

– Planet Hugill (David Hugill)
Works on This Recording
1. Passacaglia della Vita by Stefano Landi
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
1. Eliogabalo: Misero, così va by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
2. Aux plaisirs, aux delices bergeres by Pierre Guédron
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Renaissance
3. No more shall meads be deck'd with flowers by Nicholas Lanier
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
4. O Stelle homicide, for voice & consort by Etienne Moulinie
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
5. Sonata No.17 for 2 violins, dulcian & continuo by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
6. Vos mespris chaque jour by Michel Lambert
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
7. Je voundrois bien ô Cloris, song by Antoine Boësset
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
8. Augellin by Stefano Landi
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
9. Je veux me plaindre by Sébastien Le Camus
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; France
10. Sonata No.8 for 2 violins & continuo by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
11. Damigella by Stefano Landi
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
12. Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 2, Time stands still by John Dowland
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1603 ; England
13. Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 3, My thoughts are wingde with hopes by John Dowland
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1597 ; England
14. Canta la cicaleta by Stefano Landi
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
15. Canta la cicaleta by Stefano Landi
Performer: Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Theatre of the Ayre
Period: Baroque
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