Music from the Golden Age of Rembrandt

Release Date: 3/15/2019
Catalog Number: BRI95917
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Mahler based the second movement of his Seventh Symphony on The Night Watch by Rembrandt, but the painter himself depicted few musicians and no acquaintances with musicians are known. His most famous musical contemporary was the keyboardist and composer Sweelinck, whose setting of Psalm 1 is presented here in a consort-style recording alongside three keyboard works played on harpsichord and organ. This collection also highlights much more unfamiliar names to illustrate the rich musical culture of the Low Countries at the time of the painter’s flourishing. There are vivid sacred madrigals by Herman Hollanders; stylish pavans by Cornelis Schuyt; a transcribed, extensive Salve Regina for organ by Pieter Cornet; a song for solo recorder by the lutenist Jacob van Eyck, Doen Daphne d’Over schoone Maegt; solo-vocal motets by the poet and diplomat Constantijn Huygens, who did in fact know Rembrandt; and much, much more. All the works and composers, however unfamiliar, are elucidated in an invaluable booklet essay. The organ recordings were made in the Oude Kerk of Amsterdam which played a significant role in Rembrandt’s life (and became the resting place of his wife, Saskia), on the church’s transept organ, which has been newly restored to the meantone temperament which the composers on this album would have known and written for. Full sung texts are also included in this invaluable and unrivalled collection.
Works on This Recording
1. Padovane et altretante gagliarde (12) con canzone (2) alla francese: Pavaen en gagliarda 10 by Cornelis Schuyt
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1611 ; Netherlands
1. Canzona la barca by Cornelis Schuyt
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
2. Hexachord Fantasia by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ)
Period: Renaissance
2. Livre troisieme des pseaumes de David: Psalm 1 by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ), Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Dorien Lievers (Alto)
3. More palatino by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
3. Parnassus ecclesiasticus by Herman Hollanders
Performer: Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Dorien Lievers (Alto)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 17thth Century ;
4. Pavana Lachrimae by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
4. Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Book 1: No. 3, Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght by Jacob van Eyck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder)
5. Secretum musarum, book 2: Fortune angloise by Nicolas Vallet
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1616 ; Netherlands
5. 'T Uitnement Kabinet by Johann Schop
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
6. Dat ick betovert ben by Cornelis T. Padbrué
Performer: Dorien Lievers (Alto), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1614 ; Netherlands
6. Concerto for Orchestra by Christian Herwich
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
7. Salve Regina, antiphon for organ (No. 10 from Peeter Cornet Complete Keyboard Music) by Pieter Cornet
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ)
7. Pathodia sacra et profana: Excerpts by Constantijn Huygens
Performer: Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Dorien Lievers (Alto)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
8. Me veux tu voir mourir by Joan Albert Ban
Performer: Nico Van der Meel (Tenor)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
8. Flammae divinae, Op. 5: Quae habitas in hortis by Jan Babtist Verrijt
Performer: Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
9. Daphne by Anonymous
Performer: Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
9. Sonata for Recorder No. 1 in F Major by Sybrandus Van Noordt
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder), Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord)
10. 'T Hane en 't Henne-gekray by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
10. Orpheus Elianus è Carmelo in orbem editus: Sonata No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor by Benedictus a Sancto Josep
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
11. Tabulature Book of Psalms and Fantasias: Psalm no 2 by Anthoni Van Noordt
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1659 ; Amsterdam, Netherlan
12. Harmonia Parnassia: Sonata ottava a quattro by Carolus Hacquart
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 1686 ;
13. Hexachord Fantasia by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ)
Period: Renaissance
14. More palatino by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
15. Pavana Lachrimae by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
16. Secretum musarum, book 2: Fortune angloise by Nicolas Vallet
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1616 ; Netherlands
17. Dat ick betovert ben by Cornelis T. Padbrué
Performer: Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Dorien Lievers (Alto)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1614 ; Netherlands
18. Parnassus ecclesiasticus by Herman Hollanders
Performer: Caroline Stam (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Dorien Lievers (Alto)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
Period: Baroque
Written: 17thth Century ;
19. Salve Regina, antiphon for organ (No. 10 from Peeter Cornet Complete Keyboard Music) by Pieter Cornet
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Organ)
20. Me veux tu voir mourir by Joan Albert Ban
Performer: Nico Van der Meel (Tenor)
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
21. Der Fluyten Lust-hof, Book 1: No. 3, Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght by Jacob van Eyck
Performer: Pieter-Jan Belder (Recorder)
22. 'T Uitnement Kabinet by Johann Schop
Conductor: Pieter-Jan Belder
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Amphion
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