Songs of Love and Marriage

Benjamin Thorn and Wayne Madden present a journey through 600 years of music on the theme of love. You'll find rarely heard works by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini as well as the more familiar music of Telemann and Ortiz.

Wayne Madden (spinet/percussion) and well-known Australian composer/recorder player Benjamin Thorn present a journey through 600 years of music on the theme of love. You'll find rarely heard works by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini as well as the more familiar music of Telemann and Ortiz. Thorn's own arrangements and compositions are interspersed to give a more contemporary angle on a timeless subject.

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Artist

Benjamin Thorn

Benjamin Thorn is a composer and recorder player based in Armidale NSW. He has written music for a wide range of instrumental and vocal combinations but has gained greatest recognition for his works for the recorder. He edited the acclaimed two volume collection of mostly Australian recorder music ‘Recorders at large’ (Currency Press) and has edited various seventeenth century works for Saraband.


Press quote

“There is no doubting the talent of Benjamin Thorn ... and, on the evidence of the pure music he has contributed to this exploration of songs of love and marriange spanning six centuries, he is capable of creating tunes of high quality.”

— Bob Crimeen, Sunday Herald Sun

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Track Listing

    Seven Dances from the Wedding Divertissement Georg Philipp Telemann

  1. Sarabande
  2. Menuet
  3. Rigaudon
  4. Gigue
  5. Loure
  6. Bouree
  7. Passepied
  8. Il lamento di Tristano e rotta Benjamin Thorn (Anonymous)
  9. Trotto Benjamin Thorn (Anonymous)
  10. Chi brama in amore Barbara Strozzi
  11. Miei pensieri Barbara Strozzi
  12. Se volete cosi Barbara Strozzi
  13. Songs for my father's wedding Benjamin Thorn

  14. Introduction
  15. Rise up, my love
  16. Awake! North wind
  17. Come, my love
  18. Where's the other one? Benjamin Thorn

  19. 1st movement
  20. 2nd movement
  21. 3rd movement
  22. Donna di maesta Barbara Strozzi

  23. Allegro
  24. Presto
  25. Pype and droom and... Benjamin Thorn

  26. 1st movement
  27. 2nd movement
  28. 3rd movement
  29. Two Motets Francesca Caccini

  30. Laudate Dominum
  31. Haec est dies
  32. The waters of Babylon Benjamin Thorn
  33. Passamezzo antico Nicolaus Ammerbach Benjamin Thorn
  34. The voice of the crocodile Benjamin Thorn

  35. 1st movement
  36. 2nd movement
  37. 3rd movement
  38. Four recercadas Benjamin Thorn Diego Ortiz

  39. Recercada primera
  40. Recercada settima
  41. Recercada ottava
  42. Recercada segunda

Performers

Composers

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.


Where to buy

Songs of Love and Marriage 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
Release date
1999
Copyright
© 1999 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1999 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3219
Alternate catalogue number
MD3219
Barcode
EAN 9314574321920