Chelys Consort of Viols, Fieri Consort – Amavi – Music for Viols & Voices by Michael East (2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Chelys Consort of Viols, Fieri Consort – Amavi – Music for Viols & Voices by Michael East (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:10:43 minutes | 2,31 GB | Genre: Classical
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Running through this album is a path from despair and sin through revelation, repentance and belief, to life, triumph and finally love. The stations on the way are eight five-part fantasias for viols by Michael East (1580–1648), unusual in that each of them has a Latin title – from “Desperavi” to “Amavi”. In his time, East was one of England’s most published composers with seven books of his compositions in print, all of them containing music for viols and voices. The fantasias are here performed by the five members of Chelys Consort of Viols, who together with the singers in Fieri Consort have selected vocal items by East to complement each of the instrumental pieces.

Both sacred and secular, these include so-called verse anthems with music alternating between solo sections (the ‘verse’) and the full choir, with an accompaniment provided either by organ or a consort of viols. But the viols also join in in the madrigals, following the description of the contents on the title page of East’s Fourth Set of Bookes: ‘apt for viols and voyces’. Regretting the lack of modern repertoire for this combination the performers have also commissioned a new piece by the composer Jill Jarman. Setting a verse by Sir Henry Wotton, a contemporary of East, Now are my thoughts at peace sums up the journey of the fantasias from Desperavi to Amavi, 400 years after they were written.

Tracklist

01. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 1, Desperavi
02. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: When David Heard
03. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 2, Peccavi
04. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Turn Thy Face from My Wickedness
05. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: O Give Me the Comfort of Thy Help Again
06. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 3, Vidi
07. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Hence, Stars Too Dim of Light
08. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 4, Penitet
09. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Farewell Sweet Woods
10. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 5, Credidi
11. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: O Lord of Whom I Do Depend
12. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 6, Vixi
13. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Life Tell Me
14. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 7, Triumphavi
15. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: O Clap Your Hands
16. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: God Is Gone Up
17. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: Fantasias for 5 Viols: No. 8, Amavi
18. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – East: When I Lament
19. Fieri Consort & Chelys Consort of Viols – Jarman: Now Are My Thoughts at Peace

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