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Anthony Holborne: "My Selfe" 16th Century Pavans, Galliards, and Almains - The King's Noyse / Paul O'Dette
Anthony Holborne, David Douglass, The King's Noyse
Anthony Holborne: "My Selfe" 16th Century Pavans, Galliards, and Almains - The King's Noyse / Paul O'Dette
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
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Holborne? Holborne who? Well, it seems that Anthony Holborne was a courtier in the service of Queen Elizabeth I and a sort of Renaissance man--a lawyer, man of letters, and composer. If we can judge by this music, composed...  more »

     
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All Artists: Anthony Holborne, David Douglass, The King's Noyse, Paul O'Dette
Title: Anthony Holborne: "My Selfe" 16th Century Pavans, Galliards, and Almains - The King's Noyse / Paul O'Dette
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 6/8/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093046723828

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Holborne? Holborne who? Well, it seems that Anthony Holborne was a courtier in the service of Queen Elizabeth I and a sort of Renaissance man--a lawyer, man of letters, and composer. If we can judge by this music, composed for five-part consort but with the added directive that the parts may be altered, he was quite a fine composer, chock-full of the charm, formality, playfulness, rhythmic variations, and melodies we're accustomed to hear in music of this era. The 32 pieces are arranged as a life-story, from "His Happy Youth" through "A happy mid-life" to "We follow his soul to Paradise." Paul O'Dette on lute and cittern, along with David Douglass's wonderful quintet, The King's Noyse, play this music as to the manner (and era) born, and this disc is an unalloyed delight. --Robert Levine
 

CD Reviews

The King's Noyse excels at playing Holborne's "My Selfe"
Will Stuivenga | Tillamook, OR United States | 12/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is an absolute delight for the ear, if you have any taste at all for Renaissance music. The music itself is very fine, and the playing even better. The King's Noyse is an example of an "unbroken" consort, as all the instruments are strings from the violin family: violins, violas and bass violin (5 strings) plus Paul Odette on lute and/or cittern in a kind of continuo role and occasionally soloing. This is early music at its very best. Definitely don't pass this one by."
A vivacious recording!
Nicholas McWhirter | Dallas, Texas USA | 07/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the recording of instrumental music is done right, the "feel" of the piece and the period is transmitted from the musician to the listener effortlessly. This disk demonstrates that phenomenon in an outstanding way -- you can sense the energy of the music as interpreted by the musicians playing it. Even the most "largo" of the pieces has an edge. The brightness of the Renaissance has been woven into every note. Maybe it's the period instruments or maybe they're just damn good players -- but I can't get enough of this CD.(great for trips in the car, background music at dinner, relaxing in the bathtub, doing work on the computer, etc.)"