Harmonia Early Music

The King’s Consort and ORLANDOviols

Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).

ORLANDOviols CD

Photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble

The cover to the ORLANDOviols debut CD, "Sound out my voice!".

Purcell’s Complete Odes & Welcome Songs

The King’s Consort has spent the better part of the last three decades recording works by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century composers, mostly on the Hyperion label. Henry Purcell has been a mainstay of their discography and especially his vocal music.

Over a period of a few years, the ensemble recorded all of Purcell’s odes and welcome songs, formerly available in separate volumes and now packaged as a single eight-CD re-release. The new compilation brings together some of Purcell’s most glorious works performed by one of the world’s great period instrument ensembles.

Henry Purcell: Symphony from “Celebrate this Festival”
The King’s Consort/Robert King — The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs (Hyperion, 2010)
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Music for Viola da Gamba Consort

The debut recording Sound out my voice! by the London-based ORLANDOviols consort is a mellow yet sumptuous exploration of Renaissance chansons and madrigals, which beautifully evokes the sound of a long-gone era.

The recording is auspicious, to say the least, and a welcome addition to the Renaissance consort discography. I look forward to more releases from ORLANDOviols.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Vestiva i colli
ORLANDOviols — Sound out my voice! Italian madrigals and bastarda music for viol consort (Lunaris, 2010)
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Henry Purcell: Symphony from “Celebrate this Festival”
The King’s Consort/Robert King — The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs (Hyperion, 2010)
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Henry Purcell: “Come ye sons of Art, away”
The King’s Consort/Robert King — The Complete Odes & Welcome Songs (Hyperion, 2010)
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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Vestiva i colli
ORLANDOviols — Sound out my voice! Italian madrigals and bastarda music for viol consort (Lunaris, 2010)
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Adam Jarzebski: Cantate Domino
ORLANDOviols — Sound out my voice! Italian madrigals and bastarda music for viol consort (Lunaris, 2010)
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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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