A Hanseatic Festival -German Renaissance Music (DXL 1088)



The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble was formed in 1993 by the leading young specialists on early brass instruments from London’s music colleges. The group has since played at many major music festivals as well as the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the Purcell Room in London. They have toured in France, Israel and Canada and have been featured widely on BBC Radio. ECSE have regularly accomp¬anied the country’s leading professional chamber choirs, including I Fagiolini, the Dunedin Consort, Trinity Baroque, His Majesty’s Chapel Royal Choir at St. James’s Palace and Armonico Consort. They have performed many joint vocal and in¬strumental programmes with choral societies across Britain, including the magnificent 1610 Vespers of Claudio Monteverdi.

Mark Chambers studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and with Michael Chance, James Bowman and David Wilson Johnson. His solo work has included Bach Mass in B minor, David in Handel’s Saul, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, St. Nicholas Mass and Judas Maccebeus with conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox and Stephen Cleobury. He has also sung a wide range of opera with conductors including Philip Pickett and Sir Simon Rattle.
Chambers’ discography includes Counter-tenor Duets and Song by Purcell (DXL911), Accendo – Solo Motets by Grandi with the English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble (DXL913) and Songs by Rubbra and Vaughan Williams on Rune of Hospitality (DXL1012).

A Hanseatic Festival -German Renaissance Music (DXL 1088) Digital Booklet

Track List

1. Canzon super O Nachbar Roland – Samuel Scheidt
2. Bekehrung zum Herren Christo – Heinrich Albert
3. Paduana Lachrymae – Melchior Schildt
4. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland – Samuel Scheidt, arr. McGowan
5. Entrata – Georg Leopold Fuhrmann
6. Galliarda 15 – Georg Leopold Fuhrmann
7. Paduan – Samuel Scheidt
8. Cancio Germanica – Elias Mertelius, Argentinensis
9. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein – Samuel Scheidt
10. Das alt ist abgegangen – Johann Schop
11. Pasameza – Thomas Simpson
12. Ricercar super Bonny Sweet Robin – Thomas Simpson
13. In dulci jubilo – Praetorius, Scheidt, McGowan
14. Von Himmel hoch – Samuel Scheidt
15. Ein wunderschönes Kinderlein – Altenburg, Praetorius, McGowan

The music of the Stadtpfeifer played a vital role in the life of early 17th century Germany. This disc features music from this period based around the theme of the winter festival. The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble are joined by early woodwinds, keyboard, lute and voice in this fascinating programme originated by Keith McGowan and features counter tenor Mark Chambers.

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