Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Aventure Baroque

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Aventure Baroque
Genre: Classical
Duration: 02:40:24
Artist: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Album: Aventure Baroque
Release Date: 2005
Styles: Miscellaneous (Classical)

Tafelmusik, Canada's leading Baroque orchestra, gets points for sheer ambition with this unusual children's release: it attempts to do nothing less than give the field of classical children's music a Baroque-era entry to match such favorites as A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Peter and the Wolf. The album contains a spoken story, with musical interjections performed by Tafelmusik illustrating references to music that occur in the tale. The story is called "The Quest for Arundo Donax," Arundo Donax being a bamboo-like material crucial for the manufacture of oboe and bassoon reeds. In 1704, when this story takes place, it is in short supply in England due to a military conflict with France (over the lands that were to become the nation of Canada). Two musically talented youngsters, Frances and Edward, are sent to infiltrate the musical world of the French court and obtain some of the Arundo Donax. Their travels take them from England through Venice, and finally to the court at Versailles for a suspense-filled denouement.Baroque Adventure: The Quest of Arundo Donax was conceived and written by Alison Mackay, a Tafelmusik violinist and bassist who has worked on the group's educational programs.

Although it will take a musically precocious child to pick up on what will be an unfamiliar world for most youngsters, the album does fulfill a prime requirement for a children's release: it is reasonably entertaining for parents as well. Quite a variety of music, from Purcell to Vivaldi to Hotteterre, is woven into the story, which takes shape as an interesting musical twist on young-adult novels that unfold in actual historical settings.

Everything is packaged in a big box with three CDs (one in English, one in French, and one containing "Baroque delights" for those whose interest has presumably been awakened by the tale), handsome old maps, and notes explaining the historical bases for this remarkable project.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
The Quest for Arundo Donax (La quête de l'arundo donax)
Henry Purcell: Overture to King Arthur (slow) / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:45
"Open up..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:57
H. Purcell: Overture to King Arthur (fast) / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:57
"Frances, Edward, Thank Goodness..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:24
H. Purcell: Trumpet tune from King Arthur / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:45
"Queen Anne swept..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra2:43
H. Purcell: "Let the Soldiers rejoice" from Dioclesian / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:41
Cello Secret Tune / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:08
Violin Secret Tune / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:06
H. Purcell: "Triumphing dance" from Dido and Aeneas / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:05
"Edward, where are you?..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:37
Marin Marais: "Tempeste" from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:21
Archangelo Corelli: "Largo" from Concerto grosso in F, Op. 6 No. 6 / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:44
A. Corelli: "Allegro" from Concerto grosso in F, Op. 6 No. 6 / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:39
"Frances and Edward were surrounded..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:07
"Finally - we've left" / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:09
Antonio Vivaldi: "Allegro" from Concerto for 2 cellos in G Minor / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:57
"He began the rehearsal..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:36
A. Vivaldi: "Allegro" from Concerto for 2 violins in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 8 / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:38
A. Vivaldi: "Larghetto e spiritoso" from Concerto for 2 violins in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 8 / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra2:51
A. Vivaldi: "Allegro" from Concerto for 2 violins in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 8 / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:19
"Edward felt the air outside..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra2:08
Anonymous: Marlborough s'en va-t'en guerre / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:30
M. Marais: Overture to Algione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:34
"When Frances arrived..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra3:04
Louis Couperin: Sarabande / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:02
André Philidor: Entrée: Royal March / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:53
"The musicians filed into the room..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:26
M. Marais: Tambourins, from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:40
M. Marais: Air from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:37
M. Marias: Bourrée from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:57
M. Marias: Loure from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:16
Jean-Joseph Mouret: "Entrée" from Première Suite d'orchestre / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra1:06
"Frances was signaling..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra4:04
M. Marias: Gigue from Alcione / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:42
"The horses came..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:10
"Frances, where are you..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra2:11
H. Purcell: Trumpet tune from King Arthur / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:33
"When they arrived in London..." / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:58
H. Purcell: "Let the Soldiers rejoice", from Dioclesian / Arcangelo Corelli / Louis Couperin / Marin Marais / Jean-Joseph Mouret / André Danican Philidor / Henry Purcell / Antonio VivaldiTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra0:36

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