Ensemble Correspondances

Festival Concerts | June 6–13, 2021

Ensemble Correspondances
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano

Sébastien Daucé, director

Premiered Monday, June 7, 2021 at 12pm (EDT)

Perpetual Night: 17th-century Ayres and SongsSébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances are renowned for recordings and performances of Baroque masterpieces that merge passion and elegance. For this virtual performance, they are joined by the hauntingly expressive voice of Lucile Richardot in a showcase of English songs from the politically turbulent 17th century. Indulge in a fascinating exploration of England’s musical evolution, when continental influences and social upheaval shaped the period between Dowland and Purcell.

An Encore Presentation, originally shown as part of BEMF's 2020–2021 Season

Length: 1 hour

“Exquisite singing that is most beguiling.”

—Opera News


Perpetual Night: 17th-century Ayres and Songs

Robert Johnson: Care-charming sleep
John Coprario: Go, happy man
William Lawes: Whiles I this standing lake
Martin Peerson: O precious time
Lawes: Music, the master of thy art is dead
Nicholas Lanier: No more shall meads
Matthew Locke: Pavan from Suite No. 2 in C major
John Banister: Give me my lute
Robert Ramsey: Howl not, you ghosts and furies
Lawes: Britanocles the great and good appears
Locke: Ayre & Courante from Suite No. 1, Consort for 4 parts
William Webb: Powerful Morpheus, let thy charms
John Hilton: Rise, princely shepherd
Banister: Amintas, that true hearted swain
John Blow: Poor Celadon, he sighs in vain (Loving above himself)
Henry Purcell: When Orpheus sang
John Jackson: Phillis, oh! turn that face
Blow: Epilogue: Sing, sing, Ye Muses