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Protégée of the Sun King:

Music of Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

A 2-CD Centaur Records set featuring the music of Elisabetb-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, performed by Frances Conover Fitch and Peter Sykes, harpsichords, Anne Azéma, Lydia Knutson and Laurie Monahan, sopranos, Dana Maiben and Robert Mealy, Baroque violins, Na'ama Lion, Baroque flute, and Jane Hershey, viola da gamba. Harpsichords built by William Dowd, Douglas Maple, and Allan Winkler; recording by Christopher Greenleaf in natural acoustics. 





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O Ye Tender Babes:

English Virginal Music

Three very different keyboard instruments are employed for this unusual project: a copy of the 1640 harpsichord by Iohannes Ruckers, in petite ravalement (keyboards aligned, original 4 sets of jacks) built by Ronald Haas; a reconstruction of the virginals by Joest Karest, Antwerp (16th century) by Curtis Berak; and a "mother and child" muselaar by the late Robert Greenberg. Three very rare instruments for a body of rare and exciting music. Color photos reveal their individuality, but no more so than the recording, which conveys a wealth of timbral detail and compelling performance, combined for a thrilling and unusual musical experience.

Frances Conover Fitch is also featured as a collaborator on the following CD recordings::


Música Celestial from the Convent of the Encarnación with The Newberry Consort


Samuel Capricornus: Geistliche Konzerte für Sänger und Violen da gamba with Long & Away


Messe des Morts with The Boston Camerata


Nueva Espana with The Boston Camerata


Angels: Voices from Eternity with The Boston Camerata


Lamentations with The Boston Camerata


A Baroque Christmas with The Boston Camerata


Haydn Lord Nelson Mass with Boston Baroque


Suites for Dancing with Boston Early Music Soloists


The Merry Company with Judith Bedford, Dana Maiben & Carol Epple


L’homme armé (1450-1650): Music of War and Peace with The Boston Camerata


Something Old and Something New for Recorder with John Tyson


Kammermusik am Kaiser Leopolds I with Concerto Castello


And on these vinyl recordings:


English Music for Viols and Organ with Les Filles de Sainte Colombe (Titanic)


Affetti Musicali with Concerto Castello (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)



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