Philip Jones Brass Ensemble - Music from the Royal Court

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble - Music from the Royal Court
Genre: Classical
Duration: 02:23:48
Artist: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Album: Music from the Royal Court
Release Date: 2003
Styles: Chamber Music

In Music from the Royal Court, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble presents a wide assortment of sixteenth and seventeenth century pieces in modern adaptations that are as idiomatic for the instruments as they are faithful in spirit to the originals. The pure sonorities, fully voiced harmonies, and clean lines of Renaissance music are perfectly suited to the open resonance and bright timbres of the brass; and the music's vital rhythmic interplay is given reinforcement through crisp articulation and distinctive shadings of tone. Sometimes the arrangements are highly dramatic, as in Elgar Howarth's theatrically medieval version of The Agincourt Song; or surprising and fun, as in the boisterous rhythmic bouncing in John Bull's The King's Hunting Jig, which features the London Festival Brass Ensemble. Fanfares and dances dominate this two-disc set, most of them under three minutes in duration, and several great composers are under-represented in these short pieces. Consequently, some of the more satisfying selections are the suites, particularly Henry VIII's Rose Without a Thorn, Claude Gervaise's Danceries, and the Terpsichorean Suite of Michael Praetorius, where a fuller sense of the composers' qualities can be ascertained. Decca's sound is superb and fine sound separation successfully conveys many glorious antiphonal effects.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Trumpet Tune ("Cibell") for harpsichord in C major, ZT 678Philip Jones Brass Ensemble2:59
English Dances, for brass ensemble
William Brade: Galliard / Hugh Aston / William Brade / Richard Dering / Antony Holborne / Thomas TomkinsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble0:58
Richard Dering: Pavan / Hugh Aston / William Brade / Richard Dering / Antony Holborne / Thomas TomkinsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:43
Anthony Holborne: Coranto "Heigh-Ho Holiday" / Hugh Aston / William Brade / Richard Dering / Antony Holborne / Thomas TomkinsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble0:41
Thomas Tomkins: Pavan / Hugh Aston / William Brade / Richard Dering / Antony Holborne / Thomas TomkinsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:11
Hugh Aston: Hornpype / Hugh Aston / William Brade / Richard Dering / Antony Holborne / Thomas TomkinsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble3:39
The Agincourt Song, for brass ensemblePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:51
The March before the Battle, or, The Earl of Oxford's March, for keyboard, MB 93Philip Jones Brass Ensemble3:15
Pavane & 2 Galliards ("The Earle of Salisbury"), for keyboard in A minor, No. 2 , MB 15
Earle of Salisbury's PavanePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:41
Music for His Majesty's sackbutts and cornetts, suites (2) for 2 cornetts & 3 sackbuts
I. AllemandePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:37
II. SarabandePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:02
III. AllemandePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:46
IV. CourantePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:05
V. AirPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:52
VI. CourantePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:00
The Old Spagnoletta (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), for keyboardPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble0:54
Giles Farnaby's DreamPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:29
A ToyePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:11
Tell Me DaphnePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:37
His RestPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:33
New Sa-Hoo for brass ensemblePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:12
Pavan: De le Roye, for 5 viols, MB30Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1:49
In Nomine a 4, for viols, MB26Philip Jones Brass Ensemble5:08
Pavan & Galliard for keyboard, "St. Thomas Wake"Philip Jones Brass Ensemble2:19
Work(s)
Galliard and Four VariationsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:45
The King's Hunting JiggPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:06
A Rose Without a Thorn (after King Henry VIII)
I. It is to me a right great joyPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:17
II. Pastime with good company / Hélas MadamePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:23
III. Adieu! Madame et ma maistressePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:28
IV. Taunder nakenPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:00
V. Departure is my chief painPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2:19
VI. En vrai amour / Pastime with good companyPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1:57
Newarke Seidge, for 4 parts, MB26Philip Jones Brass Ensemble5:42
Aria della Battaglia, for 8 partsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble10:23

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