Music for the Countess of Sandwich

First release of the complete suites for Flûte du Voix by Charles Dieupart, includes two suites copied by J.S. Bach.

Two of Australia's leading early music specialists – together on one disc – perform exquisite music of the French Baroque. The first Australian release of the complete suites for 'voice-flute' composed by Charles Dieupart.

In 1701 Dieupart dedicated these works to Elizabeth, Countess of Sandwich, daughter of the Earl of Rochester who had been sent to France for her health, and became Dieupart's harpsichord pupil.

Two versions of the Suites were published simultaneously; one for solo harpsichord the other with parts for violin or flute, and continuo (ie harpsichord). The fifth and sixth suites are presented on Music for the Countess of Sandwich as solo harpsichord versions. The opening of J. S. Bach's English Suite is 'borrowed' from Dieupart's Premier Suite from this collection.

A rare opportunity to experience the unusual, haunting colours of the 'voice flute'.

Artists

Ruth Wilkinson

Ruth Wilkinson is a recorder and viol player whose musical expertise and passions are based on the performance of music from the 12th to the 18th century. Her performances have been praised for their musical integrity, imagination and brilliance.

Linda Kent

Linda has been a core member of the Elysium Ensemble and has performed with such notable artists as Walter van Hauwe, Han Tol, Eva Legène and Stanely Ritchie. Her playing has been critically acclaimed for its sensitivity, insight and sense of style.


Press quotes

“It is the unusual, elusive quality of (the voice flute) ... which I find entices one to listen to this recording over and over again.”

Early Music Society of Victoria

“Flawless delivery ... (Kent's) sense of colour and phrase-shape never fails.”

— Clive O'Connell, The Age

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Suitte 1 in A major Charles Dieupart

  1. Ouverture: Gravement:Gay:Lentement
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Gavotte
  6. Menuet
  7. Gigue
  8. Suitte 2 in D major Charles Dieupart

  9. Ouverture
  10. Allemande
  11. Courante
  12. Sarabande
  13. Gavotte
  14. Passepied
  15. Gigue
  16. Suitte 6 in f minor Charles Dieupart

  17. Ouverture: Gravement:Gay:Lentement
  18. Allemande
  19. Courante
  20. Sarabande
  21. Gavotte
  22. Menuet
  23. Gigue
  24. Suitte 4 in e minor Charles Dieupart

  25. Ouverture
  26. Allemande
  27. Courante
  28. Sarabande
  29. Gavotte and Menuet
  30. Gigue
  31. Suitte 3 in b minor Charles Dieupart

  32. Ouverture
  33. Allemande
  34. Courante
  35. Sarabande
  36. Gavotte
  37. Menuet Serieux
  38. Gigue
  39. Suitte 5 in F major Charles Dieupart

  40. Ouverture
  41. Allemande
  42. Courante
  43. Sarabande
  44. Gavotte
  45. Menuet en Rondeau
  46. Gigue

Performers

Where to buy

Music for the Countess of Sandwich 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

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Editing
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1995
Copyright
© 1995 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1995 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3161
Alternate catalogue number
MD3161
Barcode
EAN 9314574316124