SOUNDFILES

These pages contain links to sound files taken from the project's two recording sessions.  The files are Real Audio, and can be listened to on-line only.  Compression and buffering speed may affect the quality of playback - recommended min. 56K bps modem for the best quality.  Windows Media Player struggles a bit - if you have time, go to http://proforma.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html and download RealPlayer 7 Basic.

Please note, these are first edits only and will not appear on the CD in these versions.

Tirsi morir volea (Giaches de Wert, Il settimo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, 1581).
Catherine King, Emily Van Evera, Matthew Halls, Frances Kelly, David Miller (additional performers in chorus: Tessa Bonner, Mark Levy, Mary Nichols, Deborah Roberts, Laurie Stras, Richard Wistreich)
[performance note:  This performance reduces the seven-voice texture to a vocal duet with basso continuo - all parts sung in the final chorus]

O sonno (Cipriano de Rore, Il secondo libro de madrigali a quattro voci, 1557)
Catherine King, Mark Levy
[performance note:  Canto part sung; accompaniment realised by Mark Levy.  The madrigal is preceded by a short improvisation on the bass viol]

Vezzosi augelli (Giaches de Wert, Il ottavo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, 1586)
Tessa Bonner, Catherine King, Mary Nichols, Deborah Roberts, Emily Van Evera, Frances Kelly, David Miller
[performance note:  All five parts are sung, with the tenor and bass parts transposed up an octave.  Instrumental realisation of the bass part is at the original pitch]

Hor che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace (Cipriano de Rore, Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, 1542)
Deborah Roberts, Frances Kelly, David Miller
[performance note:  Canto part sung; lower parts played by harp and lute.  Lute divisions by David Miller] 

Qual musico gentil (Giaches de Wert, Il ottavo libro de madrigali a cinque voci, 1586) - prima and seconda parti only
Catherine King, Emily Van Evera, Matthew Halls, Frances Kelly, Mark Levy, David Miller
[performance note:    Prima parte:  Canto part sung by CK; instruments covering lower parts.  Seconda parte:  Canto part sung by EVE; lower parts reduced to basso continuo]

 

Written by Laurie Stras.

Last updated 12 January, 2002.

The views expressed in this document are those of the author and not those of the University of Southampton.