Western Wind / Parrott, Tavener Choir & Players

Release Date: 4/1/2016
Label: Avie
Catalog Number: AV2352
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews


Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Choir & Players turn to music of their namesake alongside works by his contemporaneous King Henry VIII, an exceptionally musical monarch, and two composers of the previous generation, William Cornysh and Hugh Ashton. With Taverner’s Western Wind mass as its corner-stone, this recording takes its lead from the unashamedly secular character of that work and ventures beyond the chapel door to explore the parallel world of courtly vernacular song and instrumental music.

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REVIEW:

Andrew Parrott’s past recordings of Taverner count among his finest achievements, and time has not dulled his affinity for the music of his ensemble’s namesake. For this recital, he turns his attention to the secular music of Taverner’s contemporaries, interspersed among the movements of the Renaissance composer's Western Wynde Mass.

From a discographic standpoint, the instrumental numbers are very valuable, and dispatched with real flair. Finally, the sound recording successively juggles a wide range of distributions, from harpsichord to choir, with no apparent discontinuity.

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Works on This Recording
1. The western wind, folk song by Traditional
Performer: Uri Smilansky (Viol)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
2. Kyrie by Anonymous
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Medieval
3. Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Gloria by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
4. My Lady Carey's Dompe (Royal, App. 58) by Anonymous
Performer: Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1524 ; England
5. Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Credo by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
6. If love now reynyd by King VIII Henry
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
7. Preface by Anonymous
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Medieval
8. Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Sanctus by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
9. My lady Wynkylds rownde by Anonymous
Performer: Kirsty Whatley (Harp )
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Medieval
Written: 15th Century ;
10. Mass "The Western Wynde" (a4): Agnus by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
11. Yow and I and Amyas by William Cornysh
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
12. Hornpype, for keyboard by Hugh Aston
Performer: Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
13. Wher be ye my love, my love? by Anonymous
Performer: Emily van Evera
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
14. Fa la sol by William Cornysh
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
15. Tandernaken by King VIII Henry
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
16. Audivi vocem de coelo, motet for 4 voices by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
17. In Nomine, for 4 parts (arrangements exist for consort & for keyboard) by John [Composer] Taverner
Performer: Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1520-1530 ; England
18. Dum transisset sabbatum (i), motet for 5 (another version exists for 4) voices by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
19. Westron Wynde, song by Anonymous
Performer: Emily van Evera
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
20. O blessed lord, howmany this be, for 2 voices by Anonymous
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble: Taverner Players
Period: Medieval
Written: 14th Century ;
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