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The Hilliard Ensemble - Transeamus (English Carols and Motets) (2014) Lossless

7-12-2014, 09:06
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The Hilliard Ensemble - Transeamus (English Carols and Motets) (2014) Lossless

Artist: The Hilliard Ensemble
Title Of Album: Transeamus (English Carols and Motets)
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: ECM New Series
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 67:24 min
Total Size: 334 MB
WebSite: amazon


1. Anonymous: Thomas gemma Cantuariae
2. Anonymous: St. Thomas honour we
3. Anonymous: Clangat tuba
4. John Plummer: Anna mater
5. Anonymous: Lullay, I saw
6. John Plummer: O pulcherrima mulierum
7. Anonymous: There is no rose
8. Walter Lambe: Stella Caeli
9. Anonymous: Marvel not Joseph
10. Anonymous: Ecce quod natura
11. William Cornysh: Ave Maria, Mater Dei
12. Anonymous: Ah! My dear Son
13. Anonymous: Sancta mater gracie / Dou way Robin
14. Sheryngham: Ah, gentle Jesu

David James (countertenor),
Rogers Covey-Crump,
Steven Harrold (tenor),
Gordon Jones (baritone).

Having recorded more than twenty albums for ECM since the mid-80s, The Hilliard Ensemble caps its discography before retirement (at the end of 2014) with a final release: 'Transeamus', a collection of polyphony - in two, three and four parts - from 15th-century England.
The British vocal ensemble's very first ECM recording included music from the court of Henry VIII, and 'Transeamus' brings their odyssey through the ages full circle. The album includes many of the group's favourite pieces from this era, including previously unrecorded items from its concert programmes by the likes of John Plummer, Walter Lambe and William Cornysh. More of the album's works are by composers rendered anonymous by time, yet all of this music is rich with enduring personality.

Tenor David James says: "The sweet harmonies might appear uncomplicated, but this transparency of sound creates a cumulative effect that is mesmerising. The album ends with 'Ah gentle Jesu'. We know the composer's name, Sheryngham, but virtually nothing else. On paper, it is a simple dialogue between Christ on the cross and a penitent sinner; however, the intensity of the music is so overwhelming that, from our experience in concert, both listener and performer are left in stunned silence."

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eminent   User offline   7 December 2014 09:23


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willheim   User offline   7 December 2014 10:28

Beautiful, thanks you.

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gibheid   User offline   7 December 2014 10:48

Thank you.

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