ROYAL CONSORTS – MUSIC FOR ENGLISH KINGS
Delve into the world of 17th-century England, with music written for kings and nobles during the tumult of the Civil War, and tunes which reverberated in town houses and taverns throughout the country.
In their new album for ABC Classics, Australian Baroque trio Latitude 37, performing on instruments that the composers themselves would have known, bring to life the music of the 17th-century English Civil War – including the world-premiere recording of a lost work. The album also features a selection of guest artists hand-picked from Australia’s finest musicians featuring Genevieve Lacey, Guy du Blet, Alexandra Oomens, Lucinda Moon, Hannah Lane and Nick Pollock.
This ARIA nominated CD juxtaposes the music of the Holy Roman Empire with the music of the neighbouring Ottoman Empire, including some catchy dance tunes from Slovakia, Moldavia and Croatia, as well as some real gems of the German Baroque. We were joined by a host of guest artists playing all sorts of interesting instruments, for an entirely new sound.
You can purchase Empires at the ABC Shop or on iTunes
ARIA-NOMINATED DEBUT CD For our debut recording with label ABC Classics, we explored the stile antico and stile moderno fruits of seventeeth-century Italy and Spain, with the odd stray into the bass lines of earlier times. Featured works include diminutions on classic tunes of the time such as Amarilli mia bella and Io son ferito ahi Lasso as well as works by Castello, Fontana, Ortiz, Frescobaldi, Merulo, Marini, de Selma, Kapsberger plus our own improvisations over dance basslines.
Latitude 37 with guest artists:
Simon Martyn-Ellis (theorbo and baroque guitar)
Guy du Blet (percussion)
Siobhán Stagg (soprano)
Simon Rickard (rackett)