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There is no Rose

Virelai Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Nov 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B000002SRF
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 428,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Veni redemptor genciumVirelai 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dies est laetitiaeVirelai 1:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Fortuna/VirginisCatherine Bott/ Virelai 1:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. O Solis Ortus CardineCatherine Bott/ Virelai 1:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nun komm der Heiden HeilandVirelai 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Nach Willen deinVirelai 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Maria zartVirelai 1:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ave generosaVirelai 5:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ther is no roseVirelai 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ave rex angelorumVirelai 1:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ce jour de I'anVirelai 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bon jour, bon moisVirelai 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Nol nouveletVirelai 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Giullo Pran Ton TambourCatherine Bott/ Virelai0:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. E la don, donVirelai 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Oy JosephCatherine Bott/ Virelai 1:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Rey aquien reyes adornVirelai 1:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Reyes, LosCatherine Bott/ Virelai 1:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. O VirgenVirelai 1:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. FantasiaVirelai 1:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Remember O thou manVirelai 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Sweet Was The SongCatherine Bott/ Virelai 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Es ist ein RosVirelai 1:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. In dulci jubiloVirelai 1:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Von Himmel HochCatherine Bott/ Virelai 1:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Wie schn leuchtetVirelai 3:550.99  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect Catharine 5 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Catharine who sings on this disc is of course Catharine King not Bott. But as they are both excellent singers of such music this does not matter in the least.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas music in excelsis. 17 Dec 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delicate jewels of Christmas music 18 Feb 2004
By Bill Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The album title displays Middle English spelling and capitalization conventions, such as they were. It looks funny to us, but "ther" it is. "Ther is no Rose" is but one of 26 short vocal works on this album from the Renaissance period. Some of them celebrate Christmas, some meditate upon it; some are secular, some sacred; some are art music, some are folk songs; all are beautiful, and many have inspired later composers to write more elaborate versions. The simple originals on this album, however, have their own distinctive charm, and when performed simply and appropriately as here by the group Virelai (named after a French song form popular in the 14th and 15th centuries, usually having courtly love as its subject), they are delicate jewels of music.
Virelai has five members: Catherine King, mezzo-soprano; Jacob Heringman, medieval plectrum lute, tenor and bass Renaissance lutes; William Lyons, Renaissance flutes and recorders; Susanna Pell, viols, lute and recorder; and Sarah Cunningham, viols and Renaissance harp. By the credits you see that authentic period instruments are employed. These are not souped-up versions of Christmas carols for modern symphonic ensembles, but chamber-scaled authentic editions designed to bring to life the sound-world of so long ago as scholars today think it may have been. Don't expect a file of valved trumpets to blare out "Joy to the World" or for a phalanx of blended strings to swoon into "Silent Night." This is the real Christmas music of a few hundred years ago, before electronic amplification, Technicolor, and Leopold Stokowski.
This is not to say that nothing here will be familiar. Some of the melodies are heard regularly still, such as "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" (usual English version, "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming") and "In dulci jubilo." A few others will be familiar to serious classical music lovers from being quoted in works of Bach, Honneger and others, such as "Wie schön leuchtet," Vom Himmel hoch," and Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland." These help one to get oriented; thereafter, the lesser known tunes can be absorbed as they are heard. Helping also are scholarly notes from Ms. Cunningham (see cast list above) explicating the source and circumstances of each selections. I was surprised to find Praetorius identified as a "Lutheren," but otherwise all was well.
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