Released: 02 September 2022

Reference: AP286

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Released: 02 September 2022

Reference: AP286

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Half Baroque, half contemporary, half French, half British: that is the challenge taken up here by Franck-Emmanuel Comte and Le Concert de L’Hostel Dieu. This recording presents in the same programme pieces by Lully and by Purcell, together with contemporary creations by the Frenchman David Chalmin, inspired by Purcell, and by the British composer Martyn Harry, inspired by Lully. Both contemporary composers combine the sounds of Baroque instruments with their own expression, thus removing borders and engaging in a dialogue involving different periods and different languages. Axelle Verner lends her mezzo voice and unique personality to the vocal pieces in this programme

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1. HENRY PURCELL “Crown the Altar”
(Celebrate this Festival, Ode for Queen Mary’s Birthday, Z.321/7) arr. Franck-Emmanuel Comte

2. DAVID CHALMIN Music for a While*
A: Music for a While
B: Hypnotic Cycles
C: Another Song

3. MARTYN HARRY STAB*

4. DAVID CHALMIN “Let me freeze again”* after the aria “What Power art Thou” from Purcell’s King Arthur, Z.628

5. MARTYN HARRY Courante and Sarabande*

6. JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY
Les Matassins (Xerxès, LWV 12) & Gigue (Ballet de Toulouse, LWV 13)

7. MARTYN HARRY Pastorale* after Actéon’s air from Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Actéon

8. DAVID CHALMIN Ground Z*

* world premiere recording


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