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WRIGHT, BRIAN (songs)

BRIAN WRIGHT, lute songs

 


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Brian Wright: lute solos, duos & ensemble music page

 

NEW RECORDINGS!
Recorded 'live' by Jeni Melia-soprano and Brian Wright-lute on February 4th, 2012
at the Lute society meeting in London.
The songs are published by the Lute society, www.lutesociety.org

o1.   'HOW SWEET THE MOONLIGHT SLEEPS' from BK.1 'SIGH AGAIN SHAKESPEARE'.


02. 'SIGH AGAIN LADIES' from BK.1 'SIGH AGAIN SHAKESPEARE'


03'. FULL FATHOM FIVE' fromBK.2 'A NEW VARIETIE OF SHAKESPEARE SONGS'


04. 'ORPHEUS' from BK.2 'A NEW VARIETIE OF SHAKESPEARE SONGS'


05. 'HOW SHOULD I YOUR TRUE LOVE KNOW' from BK.2 'A NEW VARIETIE OF SHAKESPEARE SONGS'


06. 'WHEN THAT I WAS' from BK.2 'A NEW VARIETIE OF SHAKESPEARE SONGS'


07.  'FIE ON SINFUL FANTASY from BK.5 'LOVE ,LOVE ,NOTHING BUT LOVE'


0 8  HONOUR,RICHES,MARRIAGE BLESSING' from BK.5 'LOVE,LOVE,NOTHING BUT LOVE'


09.'FEAR NO MORE THE HEAT OF THE SUN fromBK.5 'LOVE ,LOVE,NOTHING BUT LOVE'


10. ' LOVE,LOVE,N
OTHING BUT LOVE' from BK. 5 'LOVE, LOVE ,NOTHING BUT LOVE'


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All recorded 'live' by

Jeni Melia - soprano &

Brian Wright - lute

in December 2010 at the Lute Society meeting in London

Songs published by The Lute Society


"Winter" from Book 1, "Sigh Again Shakespeare"

"Spring" from Book 1

"They bore him bare-faced on the bier" from Book IV "Orpheus with his lute"

"Orpheus with his lute" from book IV

"Roses - Urns and Odours" from book IV

"Jog on" from Book IV




Lute song publications:


O Mistress Mine. The third volume in Brian Wright’s project to compose new lute song settings for all the songs in Shakespeare’s plays. Nine songs for a 6-course lute and vocalist, calling for a reasonably advanced technique from both. Modern yet accessible style, with lots of mellow jazz chords.

ISBN 9870905655741, available from: The Lute Society

Audio Files:
Performed 'live' by Jeni Melia – voice & Brian Wright – lute
Lute Society Meeting in London, January 2009

O Mistress Mine, from Twelfth Night
 

The Willow Song from Othello
 

Over Hill, Over dale, from A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
 

When Daffodils begin to peer, from The Winters Tale
 

Who is Sylvia? from Two Gentlemen of Verona 
 
 

It was a Lover and his Lass, from As you like it

 

A New Varietie of Shakespeare Songs. The second installment of Brian Wright’s project to compose new settings for all the song texts in Shakespeare’s plays. The new volume consists of seven songs for voice and six-course lute, calling for intermediate technique in both, and composed in Brian Wright’s characteristically modern yet accessible style, in autograph score. ISBN 0 905655 59 1, available from: The Lute Society


Performed by Jarmila Chaloupkova – voice & Brian Wright – lute


How should I your true love know, from Hamlet



Orpheus with his lute, from Henry the 8th



When that I was and a little tiny boy, from Twelfth Night

Sigh again, Shakespeare! A collection of six songs for voice and renaissance lute setting texts by Shakespeare, in the composer’s autograph score. The accompaniments call for a 6-course lute, with a few optional diapason notes, and an intermediate level of technique.

ISBN 0 905655 51 6, available from The Lute Society


Performed by Jarmila Chaloupkova – voice & Brian Wright – lute

(sung in Czech)

 

Winter, from Love’s Labour’s Lost


 

The Spring, from Love’s Labour’s Lost

 

Under the Greenwood tree, from As you like it

 

 

MELODIES POUR COLETTE. Available from: Société Francaise de Luth

 

Audio files:

Performed by Jarmila Chaloupkova – voice & Brian Wright - lute

 

 

Berceuse, poem by Henri Chantavoine (1850 - ?)

Saison des semaille le soir

La Chanson du vent de mer, poem by Anatole le Braz (1854 – 1926)

Chanson

Les Matelots, poem by Théophile Gautier (1811 – 72)


Berceuse d'armorique

 

CLAIRE DE LUNE settings of VERLAINE

 

A  CHINESE LACHRIMAE

 

3 LYRIC POEMS OF TORQUATO TASSO

FIVE QUIET SONGS (in German) for voice and lute

EVENING SONGS(in Czech) for voice and lute

MUSICA NATALIS: (Christmas music)

 BOOK 1 for solo lute

 BOOK 2 for two lutes

 BOOK 3 for voice and lute

 BOOK 4 for two voices and lute

 BOOK 6, for 4 voices and 2 lutes. To be published by The Lute Society in 2017

Missa Brevis for voice and lute

STABAT MATER, for solo voice and lute

Elegy for Ian Harwood, for two voices and lute. (first performed at the

memorial service for Ian Harwood  by, Dame Emma Kirkby, Jeni Melia and

Brian Wright

HYMN; AVE MARIS STELLA, for solo voice and lute

PARAPHRASE ON AUDI COELUM FROM THE VESPERS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN BY CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, for two sopranos, tenor/baritone and lute

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