Lanterns of Fire CD

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LiveOak and Company
Love and the Mystic in Renaissance Spain

Grant Herreid, tenor, soprano lute, vihuelas de mano
Jane Hershey, viola da gamba
Nancy Knowles, soprano
Frank Wallace, vihuelas de mano

Languages: Spanish and Latin
Released: 1996 on Centaur CRC 2316

Part I:  The Shepherd in Love

01  Recercada segunda Diego Ortíz, c.1510
02  Kyrie(L’Homme Armé) Juan de Antxieta, d. 1523
03  ¡A hermosa! Juan Vásquez, c.1500-c.1560
04  Véante mis ojos anonymous, 15th century
05  De dónde venís amores Juan Vásquez
06  Noche oscura San Juan de la Cruz, 1542-1591 [reading] Niña, erguídeme los ojos Alonso, Cancionero de Palacio
07  Dama, mi grande querer Moxica, Cancionero de Palacio
08  Con el viento anonymous,
09  Mano a mano anonymous, Cancionero de Palacio
10  Pase el agoa anonymous, Cancionero de Palacio

Part II: The Shepherd in the Tree

11  Recerda primera (La España) Diego Ortíz
12  Gloria (LHomme Armé) Juan de Antxieta
13  Diferencias (Conde claros) Enrriíquez de Valderrábano
14  Quien no sabe de penas anonymous
15  Juyzio fuerte Triana, Cancionero de Colombina
O ascondida verdad Troya, Cancionero de Palacio
16  Fantasía #8 Luys de Milán, 1536
El pastorcico San Juan de la Cruz
17  Pleni sunt coeli Alonso de Mudarra /Josquin des Prés
18  Está la reina del çielo anonymous, Cancionero de Palacio
19  Vexilla regis / passio domini Pierre de la Rue, c.1460-1518
20  ¡Ay! nada me responde María de San José
21  Caligaverunt oculi mei Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611
22  Tenebrae factae sunt anonymous, Ms. 382, BPB*

Part III The Shepherd in Heaven

23  Recercada sexta Diego Ortíz
24  Sanctus (L’Homme Armé) Juan de Antxieta
25  Templa, Bras, ese psalterio anonymous
26  Et resurrexit (L’Homme Armé) Morales/Fuenllana, 1554
27  Llama de amor viva San Juan de la Cruz
28  Dic nobis, María anonymous, Cancionero de Colombina
29  Alegría, alegría Juan Ponce, fl. 1500-1520
30  Dios immortal Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599
31  Agnus dei (L’Homme Armé) Juan de Antxieta

CD Notes
Producer: Antonio Oliart
Engineers: John Newton, Antonio Oliart (Soundmirror)
Recorded May 1995 at the Campion Center, Weston MA, USA

Approximate total duration: 66 minutes

Vihuela in A John Rollins 1984
Vihuela in G Joel van Lennep 1990
Vihuela in E Nico van der Waals 1986
Lute in D Larry Brown 1988
Viol in G Peter Tourin 1985
Viol in D Barak Norman, c.1680

Guest Artists
*Grant Herreid, tenor, lutenist, and windplayer, is a versatile musician on the early music scene, performing with several groups, including Hesperus, Piffaro, Ex Umbris and Artek. He has been music director for many productions of the Mannes Camerata in New York City, and for the Amherst Early Music Festival.

**Violplayer Jane Hershey teaches at the Longy School of Music, the Powers Music School, and directs the Tufts University Early Music Ensemble. She studied at Longy and at the Hague Conservatory with Wieland Kuyken. She performs with many groups on the East Coast including Emmanuel Music, Arcadia Players, Handel and Haydn Society, New Quartet and Hesperus and with violplayer Laura Jeppeson.

The singing soars, capturing the joys and melancholy of Renaissance Spain…and the instrumentals are nothing less than inspired. Lanterns of Fire is one of the best compilations of Spanish vocal music available.

– Marc Cramer, Renaissance Magazine