Ensemble Correspondances

2020/21 Season

Ensemble Correspondances
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano

Sébastien Daucé, director

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8pm (EDT)

This concert premiered on our YouTube channel on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8pm (EDT).

Perpetual Night: 17th-century Ayres and Songs

Sébastien 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.



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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