Category: Italian/Spanish

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Concord of Sweet Sounds
Lisa Beznosiuk, One keyed boxwood flute, 8 keyed ebony flute, Nigel North, 13 course lute, 6 string guitar

Masters of the Baroque Guitar
Barry Mason

Vivaldi Chamber Concertos
Le Nouveau Quatuor on original instruments, with Andrew Watts Bassoon

Original instrument group, Le Nouveau Quatuor, are joined by distinguished bassoonist, Andrew Watts to perform little known but delightful chamber concertos for flute, bassoon, violin and continuo RV 83, 84, 91, 96, 100 and 101. Vivaldi's music is always popular and these rarities add an extra dimension to the works already generally available
The Secret Music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Musica Secreta

Some of the most florid and virtuosic music for voices ever written; commissioned by Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara in 1601 for his private trio of the most eminent sopranos of the day to perform to a select few in the inner sanctum of the ducal palace. Renowned early music singers Musica Secreta now reveal the beauties of this music and give masterly performances of this exciting secret music of the 'Ladies of Ferrara'.
Barbara Strozzi - La virtuosissima cantatrice
Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts (DR) soprano, Suzie le Blanc (SLB) soprano, Mary Nichols (MN) alto, Kasia Elsner (KE) theorbo by Klaus Jokobsen, 1991, after Tieffenbrucker, John Toll (JT) harpsichord by Ransom, London, 1990, after 17th C Italian models

The extravagant and dramatic vocal music of 17th century Italian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi is an ideal vehicle for the talents of the virtuoso early music singers who make up Musica Secreta. A rare chance to hear an all-woman vocal group singing the music of a female Renaissance composer.
A Golden Treasury of Baroque Music

A compilation of choice moments from our various authentic performance baroque recordings. An ideal sampler of the wide variety of music from this period.
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La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

Virtuoso and Bel Canto Masterpieces for Female Voice
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Spanish Guitar Quartets
The English Guitar Quartet

What music could be more suited to the guitar than the fiery music of Spain! And who more suited to perform it than The English Guitar Quartet. Finesse and fire imbue
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Traditional Songs & Dances of Sardinia

Sardinia has a rich variety of traditional music and this album includes some of the marvellous natural harmony singing by children, plus folk songs and country dances, as well as a rare chance to hear the launedda - a double pipe instrument unique to Sardinia. It was beautifully recorded by Fr Damian Webb in 1962 when the villages he visited had very little contact with the wider world. Tracks include pastoral sounds, male quartet, children of Nuoro and Lotzorai, Nuoro folk dance group with accordion, Dorgali folk song group, Folk dance music on launedda and jew's harp.
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.
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For Love Is Lord Of All

As part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases Gef Lucena sings songs of true love, false love, supernatural love, deceitful love and vengeful love from British and other traditions. Gef is the founder of Saydisc and has been a performer of traditional music since the early 1960s. However, amazingly this is his first solo album and he accompanies himself on bouzouki, mandolin, autoharp, recorder and flageolet. In addition to traditional British songs Gef showcases three of his own settings of poetry by Edward Thomas and A.E. Houseman and has adapted a couple of well-known Schubert songs. Songs in Italian, Ladino and Hebrew are also included as well as settings by Butterworth and Finzi.
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Exotic and Strange Music and Sounds from many Cultures and Island Communities