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Code: CVLD227

Author: A. A. V. V.
Duration: 69:21
Support: cd
Classical. Original compositons by J. Dowland,O. Gibbons, T. Lupo, A. Ferrabosco, J. Farmer, C. Simpson, M. East, T. Morley, W. Cornysch, J. Bull, J. Bennet,C. Verh & J. Dowland, Anonymus.
Quoniam consort of dulcians: Paolo Tognon, Claudio Verh,Vincenzo Onida, Fabio Accurso,Lorenzo Feder. Elisabetta Gasparotto soprano.
24bit/88.2kHz original recorded, mixed and mastered at Aremagister Studios, Preganziol (TV) Italy on December 29-30-31, 2011. 

 Musical Delights at the court of Elizabeth I of England: an anthology of polyphonic music for 2, 3, 4 parts performed by a dulcian consort, lute, harpsichord and voice. Elizabeth I, was crowned in 1558; his long reign lasted until 1603 and supported England in a fortunate period of its history from the political, religious, commercial and cultural points of view. Like his father King Henry VIII, she loved music very much, playing herself on the lute and the lyre and summoning up to 70 musicians at court. The music was often associated with Shakespeare’s plays such as Marlow’s plays as well. The dulcian (curtal) was approximately introduced into England in the thirties of 16th century, probably by the Venetian Bassano family, inventors of an instrument called Bassone corto (short curtal) already seen from two of the 1542 and 1547 inventories, dating back to the court of Henry VIII. “…13 shorte instruments caulled Dulceuses…” During 16th century, many documents testify to the use of this instrument in England. It was used jointed to other woodwind ensembles (Waits) similarly to European continent woodwind ensembles, engaged for the main court and public ceremonies. The softer and elegant sound of dulcians in various sizes: bass, but also sopran, alt and tenor, compares to the human voice and joins ideal tools such as the lute and the harpsichord. Most of the English composers of that time, wrote sacred and secular musical scores for vocal and instruments. Consort music, was usually performed with an homogeneous set of instruments. This recording offers the audience the rare sound of dulcians. Last but not least the opportunity to listen to the fantasies for two basses played by dulcians instead of viola da gambas. There are mixed musical attribute sounds: cantabile and melancholy moments closed to others interesting rhythmical and swinging details typical of flexibility of this instrument, forerunner to the modern bassoon.
The delicate and precious sound of the ancient acoustical instruments is emphasized by the excellent quality of the original HD digital recording, made at the large Velut Luna Studio in Preganziol, Italy.
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