Nine Notes

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Program: #13-35, Air Date: 08/26/13

Ronn McFarlane's latest is a collaboration with instrumentalist Mindy Rosenfeld that takes them from Renaissance dance to 18th century Scotland. NOTE: All of the music on this program is from the recording Nine Notes that Shook the World featuring Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld. It is on the Sono Luminus label and is CD DSL-92169.

#13-35

John BROWNE (fl c 1480–1505)
1. O Maria salvatoris mater a 8 (15:50)
William CORNYSH (d 1502)
2. Ave Maria mater Dei a 4 (4:07)
Richard DAVY (c 1465 – c 1507)
3 Salve Jesu mater vera a 5 (16:49)
Walter LAMBE (b ?1450–51, d after Michaelmas 1504)
4. O Maria plena gracia a 6 (20:52)
Robert WYLKYNSON (b c 1475–80, d 1515 or later)
5. Salve regina a 9 (16:22)
- See more at: http://www.avie-records.com/releases/choirs-of-angels/#sthash.Ul9rpQrf.dpufFollowing five critically-acclaimed and immensely popular recordings for AVIE, The Brook Street Band embark on their most ambitious project to date: a recording with the estimable student Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, that pairs for the first time ever the two settings of the Dixit Dominus written by Alessandro Scarlatti and George Frideric Handel. Both works date from early 18th century Rome, Handel’s within a year of his arriving in the musical capital, and possibly influenced by Scarlatti’s work, though the date of the elder Italian’s composition is not precisely known. Indeed it has been suggested that the 22-year-old Lutheran was attempting to outdo Scarlatti with his masterly grasp of large-scale sacred music for the Roman rite. In between these two grand Vespers, The Brook Street Band serve up a palette cleanser of an instrumental concerto in G minor by Scarlatti.
John BROWNE (fl c 1480–1505)
1. O Maria salvatoris mater a 8 (15:50)
William CORNYSH (d 1502)
2. Ave Maria mater Dei a 4 (4:07)
Richard DAVY (c 1465 – c 1507)
3 Salve Jesu mater vera a 5 (16:49)
Walter LAMBE (b ?1450–51, d after Michaelmas 1504)
4. O Maria plena gracia a 6 (20:52)
Robert WYLKYNSON (b c 1475–80, d 1515 or later)
5. Salve regina a 9 (16:22)
Total timing: 74:05
Recorded 11 – 14 September 2012, Chapel of Merton College, Oxford
- See more at: http://www.avie-records.com/releases/choirs-of-angels/#sthash.Ul9rpQrf.d
II.
http://www.sonoluminus.com/p-364-nine-notes-that-shook-the-world.aspx
From Audiophile Audition:
Lutenist Ronn McFarlane and instrumentalist Mindy Rosenfeld are best known as founding members of the Baltimore Consort, now almost a legendary cult group that recorded many memorable discs for the now-bought-up Dorian label. Sono Luminus, created by Cisco Systems founders Sandy Lerner and Len Bosack, is an advanced step up on the Dorian label which it acquired, creating Blu-ray audio discs of superb quality, and coupling some of them with standard CDs as well, which makes it nice for portable listening. Make no mistake—the CD is excellent, but the Blu-ray with lossless surround is outstanding.
The title Nine Notes that Shook the World is a bit deceptive. One might be expecting something revealing or mysterious considering the title, but it’s actually taken from the source of a Scottish tune, ”Dorrington Lads”, found in the William Dixon manuscript from a collection named as the title of this album. The rest of the disc is a mixture of classical and folk, reflecting the fact that at the same time composers like Bach and Handel were composing there was a vibrant and rich heritage of Scottish music being created only a few hundred miles from their habitats. The program works beautifully, and both artists play with the same grace, style, and panache to which we have become accustomed.
1. Grays Inn — John Adson
My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home — John Dowland
2. Brando di Cales — Cesare Negri
Passo e mezzo — Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta
3. My Lady Carey’s Dompe — Anonymous
Lady Wynkfield’s Rownde
4. Rondeau dans Zaïde — arr. by Michel Blavet
Sonata in G Major — G. F. Handel
5. Adagio
6. Allegro
7. Adagio
8. Bourrée anglaise
9. Minuetto
10. Andante (from BWV 1034) — J. S. Bach
11. The Thistle — James Oswald
12. The Laurel — James Oswald
13. Dorrington Lads — Traditional
Yeil, Yeil
A Wife of My Ain
14. Passemeze — Adrian Le Roy
Premier Suite in E minor — Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
15. Prélude Lentement
16. Allemande Modérément
17. Rondeau ‘LES CHARITES’ Gracieusement
18. ‘L’EMERVEILLÉE’ Gaiment
19. Gavotte
20. Menuet
21. Minuetto and Variations — Pietro Locatelli
22. Sitting in the Stern of a Boat — Traditional
Thugamar Fein an Samradh Linn
The Road to Lisdoonvarna
The Star Above the Garter
Carnac
23. Branles de Village — Robert Ballard

Composer Info

John BROWNE (fl c 1480–1505), William CORNYSH (d 1502), Richard DAVY (c 1465 – c 1507), Walter LAMBE (b ?1450–51, d after Michaelmas 1504), Robert WYLKYNSON (b c 1475–80, d 1515 or later),

CD Info

CD DSL-92169