• Ricercar Consort - An Englishman's Ballad

    An Englishman’s Ballad

    Ricercar Consort - An Englishman's Ballad

    An Englishman's Ballad

    RICERCAR CONSORT
    Jeffrey Thompson, Tenor
    Daniel Zapico. Theorbo & guitar
    Philippe Pierlot, Bass viol
    www.labelflora.net

    Jeffrey Thompson’s first CD for Flora is all about a life’s journey through time, emotions, and memories.

    The tenor gives us a fantastic spectrum of his vocal and dramatic capacities, painting with extreme variety the depths of human feelings or on the contrary lightness of pure joy and folly… as we can find only in English baroque poetry, on music by John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke, Nicholas Lanier and Henry Purcell (such as the famous “Here, let my Life”).

    Accompanied by his beloved continuo players Daniel Zapico on the baroque guitar and theorbo, and Philippe Pierlot on the viola da gamba, a must have for your dark winter eve’s.

  • Ricercar Consort – Membra Jesu Nostri

    Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

    Ricercar Consort – Membra Jesu Nostri

    Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

    RICERCAR CONSORT, Philippe Pierlot
    www.mirare.fr

    En 1680, Dietrich Buxtehude envoie à son ami Gustav Düben la partition des Membra Jesu nostri. Dans cette œuvre d’un équilibre parfait, il s’adresse directement aux sens et nous fait plonger dans les souffrances du Christ : on sent les coups de marteau, le cœur qui s’arrête de battre…. Par le génie de sa musique, Buxtehude parvient à nous émouvoir, à nous éclairer et nous instruire sur le sens profond du texte.