The Tempest | Alpha ALPHA608

The Tempest

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA608

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 18th May 2015

Contents

Artists

La Tempete

Conductor

Simon-Pierre Bestion

Works

Draghi, Giovanni Battista

The Tempest
» Dance of fantastick spirits

Hart, James

The Tempest
» Dorinda's song

Hersant, Philippe

Falling Star

Locke, Matthew

The Tempest
» Canon a quatre
» Curtain tune
» Galliard
» Gavot
» Introduction
» Lilk
» Martial jigg
» Minoit
» Rustick air
» Sarabande

Martin, Frank

Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (5)

Pecou, Thierry

A circle in the sand
Pour un rituel imaginaire

Purcell, Henry

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes, Z135
Let mine eyes run down with tears, Z24
O God, thou hast cast us out, Z36

Artists

La Tempete

Conductor

Simon-Pierre Bestion

About

A profoundly modern dimension emerges from this confrontation between English works from the 17th century (Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke) and works from the 20th and 21st centuries (Philippe Hersant, Franck Martin, Thierry Pécou).

Coming from highly different musical universes, each composition is, however, largely inspired by the founding themes of Shakespeare’s play, sometimes taking up excerpts from it.

The text is recited in English, or rather Shakespeare’s ‘Old English’, as are all the sung parts, in order to reproduce the strong, sweet accent of that tongue.

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