Cover Music for Lady Louise

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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
18.11.2022

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Ensemble Leviathan & Lucile Tessier

Composer: Matthew Locke (1622-1677), John Blow (1649-1708), Henry Purcell (1659-1695), John Eccles (1668-1735), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Samuel Akeroyde (1684-1706)

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  • John Blow (1649 - 1708): Venus and Adonis:
  • 1Blow: Venus and Adonis: Come shepherds all01:00
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687): Alceste ou le Triomphe d'Alcide, LWV 50:
  • 2Lully: Alceste ou le Triomphe d'Alcide, LWV 50: Air pour les pêcheurs01:19
  • Atys, LWV 53:
  • 3Lully: Atys, LWV 53: Que l'on chante01:34
  • Le Grand Divertissement Royal de Versailles, LWV 38:
  • 4Lully: Le Grand Divertissement Royal de Versailles, LWV 38: Bourrée01:28
  • Matthew Locke (1621 - 1677): The Tempest:
  • 5Locke: The Tempest: Lilk01:19
  • Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Timon of Athens:
  • 6Purcell: Timon of Athens: Hence with your trifling deity01:54
  • Anonymous: The Comical History of Don Quixote:
  • 7Anonymous: The Comical History of Don Quixote: De foolish English nation01:21
  • John Blow: Venus and Adonis:
  • 8Blow: Venus and Adonis: In these sweet groves01:30
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys, LWV 53:
  • 9Lully: Atys, LWV 53: Dormons, dormons tous07:34
  • Henry Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z. 607:
  • 10Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z. 607: Aire02:01
  • 11Purcell: The Old Bachelor, Z. 607: II. Hornpipe01:21
  • Theodosius, or The Force of Love, Z. 606:
  • 12Purcell: Theodosius, or The Force of Love, Z. 606: Prepare, the rites begin01:46
  • The Fairy Queen, Z. 629:
  • 13Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629: See, even Night herself is here04:27
  • Samuel Akeroyde (1684 - 1706): A new song sung by a fop newly come from France:
  • 14Akeroyde: A new song sung by a fop newly come from France02:29
  • John Blow: Venus and Adonis:
  • 15Blow: Venus and Adonis: Tune for flutes01:59
  • 16Blow: Venus and Adonis: Venus! Adonis!01:59
  • Matthew Locke: Psyche:
  • 17Locke: Psyche: Symphony for the descending of Venus01:46
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully: Roland, LWV 65:
  • 18Lully: Roland, LWV 65: Que ces gazons sont verts !04:36
  • Matthew Locke: Psyche:
  • 19Locke: Psyche: Song of the Devils and the Furies02:11
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste ou le Triomphe d'Alcide, LWV 50:
  • 20Lully: Alceste ou le Triomphe d'Alcide, LWV 50: Air de la fête infernale01:30
  • Anonymous: Forth from the dark and dismal cell:
  • 21Anonymous: Forth from the dark and dismal cell03:52
  • John Eccles (1903 - 1997): Cyrus the Great, or The Tragedy of Love:
  • 22Eccles: Cyrus the Great, or The Tragedy of Love: Oh! Take him gently from the pile03:17
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys, LWV 53:
  • 23Lully: Atys, LWV 53: Ciel ! Quelle vapeur m'environne02:19
  • John Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell:
  • 24Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell: Hark! How the lark and linnet sing04:12
  • Total Runtime58:44

Info for Music for Lady Louise



Louise de Penancoët de Keroualle (Lady Louise), a spy in the pay of Louis XIV, was the mistress of Charles II. Charged with keeping England under the influence of the Sun King, she forged close links between musicians on either side of the Channel. These political intentions generated a repertory as rich and brilliant as it was expressive. It is a genuine rediscovery that we owe to Ensemble Leviathan and Lucile Tessier.

Ensemble Leviathan
Lucile Tessier, musical direction



The Leviathan Ensemble
created by Lucile Tessier, brings together young professionals with a common objective: to explore the expressiveness of baroque music and to share it with a wide audience. To achieve this, it offers a twofold approach to the repertoire: "traditional" concerts, adapted to all venues and all audiences, and multidisciplinary projects, associating baroque music with theatre, the plastic arts or other musical styles.

The ensemble's first programmes were centred on English stage music of the 17th century, in parallel with musicological research undertaken by Lucile Tessier on this subject. The musical exploration of this often very dramatic and contrasting repertoire has enabled the ensemble to build up a real sound identity, giving priority to expressiveness and the richness of instrumental and vocal timbres. The ensemble is now venturing into other musical regions: programmes based on the Italian repertoire, Handel and French music of the 18th century are in preparation, always with the same concern for research into the variety of colours and emotions.

Created in 2015, the ensemble has already had the opportunity to perform in prestigious Parisian venues (Hôtel de Soubise, Petit Palais), in numerous French festivals (Festival de Pontoise, Festival Baroque de Tarentaise, Musicales de Normandie, Voce Humana) as well as abroad (Ars Ramovs festival, Slovenia).

In 2020, the ensemble was selected for the residency programme of the "Embaroquement Immédiat" festival in Valenciennes; it is supported by the DRAC Haut-de-France (Tremplin programme).

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