℗ 2021 BIS Records
Released January 8, 2021
Duration 1h 10m 44s
Catalogue No. BIS-2503
Genre Classical (Chamber)
 

Amavi: Music for Viols & Voices by Michael East

Chelys Consort of Viols, Fieri Consort

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Fantasias for 5 Viols  
1.1
No. 1, Desperavi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
4:16
1.2
When David Heard
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
4:58
1.3
No. 2, Peccavi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
4:07
1.4
Turn Thy Face from My Wickedness
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:27
1.5
O Give Me the Comfort of Thy Help Again
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:18
1.6
No. 3, Vidi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:35
1.7
Hence, Stars Too Dim of Light
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
2:21
1.8
No. 4, Penitet
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:50
1.9
Farewell Sweet Woods
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:20
1.10
No. 5, Credidi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:46
1.11
O Lord of Whom I Do Depend
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
2:05
1.12
No. 6, Vixi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:40
1.13
Life Tell Me
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
2:55
1.14
No. 7, Triumphavi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
4:08
1.15
O Clap Your Hands
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:24
1.16
God Is Gone Up
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
3:25
1.17
No. 8, Amavi
Michael East; Chelys Consort of Viols
6:10
1.18
When I Lament
Michael East; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
2:52
1.19
Now Are My Thoughts at Peace
Jill Jarman; Fieri Consort; Chelys Consort of Viols
5:07
Digital Booklet
Running through this album is a path from despair and sin through revelation, repentance and belief, to life, triumph and finally love. The stations on the way are eight five-part fantasias for viols by Michael East (1580–1648), unusual in that each of them has a Latin title – from Desperavi to Amavi. In his time, East was one of England’s most published composers with seven books of his compositions in print, all of them containing music for viols and voices. The fantasias are here performed by the five members of Chelys Consort of Viols, who together with the singers in Fieri Consort have selected vocal items by East to complement each of the instrumental pieces. Both sacred and secular, these include so-called verse anthems with music alternating between solo sections (the ‘verse’) and the full choir, with an accompaniment provided either by organ or a consort of viols. But the viols also join in in the madrigals, following the description of the contents on the title page of East’s Fourth Set of Bookes: ‘apt for viols and voyces’. Regretting the lack of modern repertoire for this combination the performers have also commissioned a new piece by the composer Jill Jarman. Setting a verse by Sir Henry Wotton, a contemporary of East, Now are my thoughts at peace sums up the journey of the fantasias from Desperavi to Amavi, 400 years after they were written.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Records Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-5.21
-10.25 to -0.66
-26.78
-29.57 to -22.87
13
12 to 14
1
No. 1, Desperavi
-10.25-29.4012
2
When David Heard
-1.19-22.8714
3
No. 2, Peccavi
-9.99-28.8912
4
Turn Thy Face from My Wickedness
-3.30-26.6814
5
O Give Me the Comfort of Thy Help Again
-3.43-23.6612
6
No. 3, Vidi
-8.97-28.7512
7
Hence, Stars Too Dim of Light
-2.94-27.5213
8
No. 4, Penitet
-9.17-29.4412
9
Farewell Sweet Woods
-0.75-24.3513
10
No. 5, Credidi
-7.74-29.1812
11
O Lord of Whom I Do Depend
-3.90-26.5213
12
No. 6, Vixi
-7.75-28.7512
13
Life Tell Me
-2.29-25.7114
14
No. 7, Triumphavi
-9.41-29.5712
15
O Clap Your Hands
-2.85-25.9413
16
God Is Gone Up
-3.14-25.3613
17
No. 8, Amavi
-8.14-28.3313
18
When I Lament
-0.66-23.6413
19
Now Are My Thoughts at Peace
-3.04-24.3212

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