St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood
Courtly Ayres & Dances
On 19 September 2020, Consort 8 presented Courtly Ayres & Dances at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood. The concert was a visual feast with guest artists, The Early Dance Consort, performing against the beautiful backdrop of St Paul’s. Here are some videos for you to enjoy.
The Dovehouse Pavane (viols)
Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1575 -1628)
Two Almaines ~ The Honie Suckle & The Night Watch (recorders)
Anthony Holborne (1545 -1602)
Pavane Belle qui tiens ma vie
Thoinot Arbeau (1520 -1595)
Cesare Negri (c. 1536 – 1610)
A Spanish Pavane
Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621)
Fabritio Caroso (1526 -1620)
Anon 16th century
Sonata VI in C minor – Adagio & Allegro
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 -1755)
André Campra (1660 -1774)
In January 2020, Consort 8 recorded two of the Three Gregorian Fantasies by Lance Eccles, composed in 2004. In April 2020, it was announced that these recordings won 3rd place in the Orpheus Music International Competition for recordings of performances of Australian music composed for recorders.
The performances were recorded at our home, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood. This church, with its beautiful windows and roof detailing, matches the soaring qualities in the music. Consort 8 would like to thank Father James at St Paul’s for allowing us to use the church for this recording, and his always generous support of our group.
Consort 8 is led by Susan Christie, here playing soprano recorder; Jude Huxtable, alto; Bernard Williams and Robert Small, tenors; Susan Foulcher, bass.
Kyrie Eleison from Three Gregorian Fantasies / Lance Eccles (2004)
Based on Gregorian chant themes, the melodies are freely flowing, with subtle time changes throughout. Gorgeous to play!
Asperges me from Three Gregorian Fantasies / Lance Eccles (2004)
This piece is based on the Gregorian chant sung during the sprinkling of altar, clergy, and people with holy water before High Mass.
Workshop with Sören Sieg
In February 2020, the Sydney Society of Recorder Players organised a workshop with the internationally renowned composer Sören Sieg. This African Suite was recorded at the concert following the workshop. Consort 8 was thrilled to be able to perform in the presence of the composer.
Vitambo vya moyo by Sören Sieg
Kinokero (The Gazelle)
These rehearsal videos were recorded during the Covid-19 era when we were unable to perform concerts for you. We hope the videos bring you some joy.
Air by Clive Lane
My Little Sweet Darling by William Byrd
Fowles in the Frith by Brian Kogler
Cuckoo by Brian Kogler
Ah Robin by William Cornysh (1465-1523)
If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Anthony Holborne (1545-1602):
Pavane “Last Will and Testament”