“English Royal Funeral Music” = Works of PURCELL, TOMPKINS, MORLEY, WEELKES, PAISIBLE & TOLLETTE – Ricercar
Powerful performances of this solemn, affecting music.
“L’Harmonium de LEMMENS et de GUILMANT” = GUILMANT: 9 short works; Fourth Sonata Op. 61; LEMMENS: Invocation; Nocturne; Berceuse; Reverie; Walpurgis Night – Joris Verdin, Mustel harmoniums – Gallo“L’Harmonium Francais” – BIZET: 3 pieces; BERLIOZ: Serenade agreste a la Madone; ROSSINI: Prelude religieux; LEFEBURE-WELY: Six Versets in Major and Minor; BOELLMANN: Three Offertories; GUILMANT: Scherzo; Prayer & berceuse; MOUQUET: Suite Symphonique in A-flat Major; MUSTEL: Scenes et Airs de Ballets – Jordis Verdin, Debain & Mustel harmoniums – Ricercar
A now-unusual instrument which was extremely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
FRESCOBALDI: Il Regno d’amore – Mariana Flores, soprano/ Clamatis Ensemble/ Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon – Ricercar
Ten arias taken from the composer’s two books of “Arie musicali,” presented in counterpoint with a selection of his instrumental “Canzoni.“
Superb music by a Lutheran liturgical master of his time.