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Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White

Showcase recordings for Canada's top countertenors.

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Daniel Taylor and Matthew White (right).

Countertenor Daniel Taylor is a world-class vocalist who’s worked with many early music ensembles. His 2006 ATMA label recording with the Theatre of Early Music explores German 17th- and 18th-century repertoire through the vocal music of Buxtehude, Schütz, J.S. Bach, and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Entitled “Lamento,” the recording is an ideal showcase for Taylor’s beautiful and expressive voice. His performance of Buxtehude’s Jubilate Domino is especially memorable.

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: Sonata Terza in A major, 2. Allemande
Daniel Taylor, countertenor, and Theatre of Early Music — Lamento (ATMA, 2006)
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Like Taylor, Matthew White’s 2003 Analekta label recording, “Elegeia,” is also a vehicle for displaying his special countertenor voice. However, the program is more varied and includes 17th-century English music alongside later German composers. White is joined by Les Voix Baroque in a terrific survey of spirited and pensive works.

Johann Sebastian Bach: “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82, 5. Aria “Ich freue mich auf meinen tod”
Matthew White, countertenor, and Les Voix Baroque — Elegeia (Analekta, 2003)
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Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: Sonata Terza in A major, 2. Allemande
Daniel Taylor, countertenor, and Theatre of Early Music — Lamento (ATMA, 2006)
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Dieterich Buxtehude: “Jubilate Domino”
Daniel Taylor, countertenor, and Theatre of Early Music — Lamento (ATMA, 2006)
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Thomas Simpson: Galliard
Matthew White, countertenor, and Les Voix Baroque — Elegeia (Analekta, 2003)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82, 5. Aria “Ich freue mich auf meinen tod”
Matthew White, countertenor, and Les Voix Baroque — Elegeia (Analekta, 2003)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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