Lady Sings the Viol - The Marais Project

The concept behind "Lady Sings the Viol" was to create a CD of "covers" of popular tunes. Five very different singers individually and collectively perform songs from 1300 to the present day including music by Piaf, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin's bassist), Schubert and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

There are also superb arrangements of "She was beautiful" (made famous by Cleo Laine), "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and even a Swedish folk fiddle number. Each song is accompanied by different combinations of viols, violin, lutes, guitars, harp and percussion. Jennifer originally formed The Marais Project in 2000 to perform the complete 600 works of Marin Marais, the famed 17th century French master of the viol. They are currently more than 80% through this unique musical marathon. Along the way she has also pursued a number of innovative side projects with jazz and world musicians.

Artist

The Marais Project

The Marais Project – Directed by Jennifer Eriksson If you love interesting, out of the way music and relaxed, concert settings you will love The Marais Project! Jennifer Eriksson originally founded the group in 2000 to perform the complete works of Marin Marais an 18th century genius of my instrument, the viola da gamba. Over the years our repertoire has greatly expanded and now includes a huge range of wonderful vocal and instrumental music for the viola da gamba from the 1300′s to the present day. They also commission and arrange new music for the ensemble. Our recital series is below but we perform many other times during the year. Check out Facebook site for details.


Press quotes

“This CD is a joy to listen to, challenging notions of suitable repertoire for period instruments - highly recommended!”

— Anthony Linden Jones, Music Forum Magazine

“A triumph of arrangement and a showcase of the talents of its participants, Lady Sings the Viol demonstrates what can be achieved if musicians and performers are willing to challenge sterotypes and push the boundaries of their ‘normal’ performance envelope.

An excellent choice for lovers of world music and the quirky, but equally likely to appeal to lovers of fine voices and baroque instruments, singing and playing beautifully.”

— Mark Walker, ClassikON website

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Padam Padam Norbert Glanzberg 4:10
  2. Revolving Doors Elena Kats-Chernin 3:15
  3. La vie en rose Louis Guglielmi 3:56
  4. Ave Maria Franz Schubert 4:24
  5. Chacoña Juan Arañés 2:38
  6. Italian Gound (Anonymous) 3:59
  7. Hanacpacham cuissicuinin (Anonymous) 3:56
  8. Dorick Fantasy No. 1 John Bull 3:20
  9. She was beautiful Stanley Myers 4:11
  10. Muzette I & II Marin Marais 3:25
  11. So ell encina John Paul Jones 4:09
  12. Bryd one brere (Anonymous) 3:58
  13. Bryd bouree (Anonymous) 2:02
  14. Låt till Far Pers Pers Erik Olsson 3:42
  15. Chattanooga Choo Choo Harry Warren 2:35

Performers

Composers

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.

Harry Warren

In the years of the greatly popular radio program Your Hit Parade, between 1935 and 1950, forty-two songs by Harry Warren were placed in the coveted top ten. The song writer next best represented was Irving Berlin with thirty-three songs.


Where to buy

Lady Sings the Viol - The Marais Project can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
53 minutes 40 seconds
Release date
February 2013
Copyright
© 2012 The Marais Project
Phonogram
℗ 2012 The Marais Project
Categories
Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MCD 481
Alternate catalogue number
MCD481
Barcode
EAN 9314574048124