Dowland & Benjamin - Seven Tears Upon Silence
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Label: Evidence Classics
Cat No: EVCD034
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 14th July 2017
WorksUpon Silence for mezzo-soprano and 5 viols
Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares (7)
Sarah Breton (mezzo-soprano)
Karl Nyhlin (lute)
The viol also features in George Benjamin’s Upon Silence, written in 1990 for five viols and mezzo-soprano, based on a poem by Yeats, which extends and updates the poetic tears of John Dowland.
Four centuries separate the two composers but with themes of grief, polyphonic writing and viol consort in common, they are elegantly recorded by the Sit Fast consort.
“These short, dense pieces have a mesmerising purity, squeezing dissonances with ghostly quietude...The French ensemble Sit Fast has already recorded Bach’s Art of Fugue. This is a natural next step, if backwards in chronology, played with elegance and precision.” - The Guardian
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here