THE FLAUTADORS – Cynthia’s Revels

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‘A beautiful and varied programme’ (Early Music Review)
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Online digital release date: 2 June 2015
Physical release date: 11 May 2015

The Flautadors, recorder quartet
Catherine Fleming |
 Merlin Harrison | Celia Ireland | Ian Wilson
with Leo Chadburnrecorder *

Music from Elizabethan England featuring Fantasias by the great William BYRD, Anthony HOLBORNE and Alfonso FERRABOSCO II, the beautiful Lachrymæ pavane by John DOWLAND, lively dance music by Thomas MORLEY alongside lesser known composers Elway BEVIN and Hugh ASTON. Performed on a beautiful renaissance consort of recorders made by Thomas Prescott after 16th century instruments in the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum. This album gives a fascinating glimpse into courtly life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

John Taylor producer & engineer Recorded in 24bit 96kHz hi-resolution at St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London, UK, 12-13 September, 2014
Jason Lai The Flautadors portrait photographer

Pavans, Galliards, Almains *:
1. No. 58, The Fruit of Love • No. 61, Wanton

Richard DERING
2. Pavan *

(attrib. Hugh Aston)
3. Hugh Ashton’s Maske

4. Fantasias á 3: No. 2

William BYRD
5. Earle of Oxford’s March

6. Bonny Sweet Robin

John DOWLAND (arr.  T. MORLEY)
7. Frog Galliard *

8. In Nomine

DOWLAND / Jacob van EYCK +
9. Lachrimæ pavane +
10. Can she excuse my wrongs

11. Browning

Pavans, Galliards, Almains *:
12. No. 13, Pavan
13. No. 59, The Choise • No. 60, Honiesuckle

14. Four-Part Fancies: Fantasia [No. 9]

15. ANON. Queen’s Almain BYRD Coranto

Christopher TYE
16. In Nomine XI, ‘Farewell my good one, for ever’ *

17. Fantasies: No. 5, Il lamento

18. Pavan • Galliard • Almande ‘Prince’ • Almande ‘Le Pied de Cheval’ • The Earl of Essex Measure

19. Fantasias á 4: No. 1

20. Pavane
21. Dance • Ronda • La represa

The Flautadors
with Leo Chadburn, recorder *

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Press Quotes

“…the repertoire is delightful, the playing first-rate, and the recorded sound ideal… exceptionally well-written, informative, and imaginative booklet notes place this release at the forefront of the blessedly burgeoning boom of recorder ensemble recordings. …make acquisition of this disc an immediate priority; enthusiastically recommended” (Fanfare Magazine, 2016)

“Flautadors Recorder Quartet play in perfect harmony. I especially like their beautiful and relaxed sound… A beautiful and varied programme including some less familiar pieces and all in splendid performances.” (MusicWeb International)
“…This is a well-planned CD, with music flowing comfortably from one track to the next. The Flautadors, sometimes joined by a fifth player, Leo Chadburn, play with poise and precision…” (4.8 stars out of 5, Early Music Review)“…this disc deserves an enthusiastic welcome as we have here a beautiful and varied programme, including some less familiar pieces, all in splendid performances.” (