Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band – Love I Obey (2015) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band – Love I Obey (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 57:46 minutes | 606 MB | Genre: Classical
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Rosemary Standley (Moriarty’s singer), a Franco-American singer with a gentle, charismatic voice, tackles Baroque repertory with sobriety and elegance. She is accompanied by the ensemble of Bruno Helstroffer, a guitarist and lutenist at the crossroads between ‘early’ and ‘modern’ worlds, made up of musicians who specialize in early instruments (harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, serpent).

Love, I Obey is the evocative title of a poignant tribute to ballads that seem to warp time. Yes, the music comes from the past, but those who perform it are steeped in the present. One listens to Love, I Obey like a proposition and experiences it like a fantasy, with its everyday stories that give us an insight into History with a capital ‘H’. The in-depth research pursued like a musical detective by the group’s harpsichordist Elisabeth Geiger restores to life pieces forgotten for 400 years, such as the title song by William Lawes: Love, I Obey.

01. Love I Obey
02. Bruton Town
03. Geordie
04. Wagoner’s Lad
05. Pastime
06. O Death
07. I Once Loved a Lass
08. What If a Day
09. Jack Hall
10. I Love a Lasse
11. Hush You Bye
12. Echoes / A Hymn to the Evening
13. An Evening Hymn
14. Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Campion, Thomas (1567-1620)
Henry VIII (1491-1547)
Lawes, William (1602-45)
Purcell, Henry (1659-95)
Wilson, John (1595-1674)

Rosemary Standley, vocals
Bruno Helstroffer, guitar, theorbo & chorus
Elisabeth Geiger, harpsichord, muselaar, organ & chorus
Martin Bauer, viola da gamba
Michel Godard, bugle & serpent
Recorded live from 7 to 11 July and from 22 to 25 July 2013 at Studio Sextan-La Fonderie in Malakoff and at Temple du Foyer de l’Âme, Paris