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Hilliard Ensemble

Works: 794 works in 2,274 publications in 14 languages and 30,881 library holdings
Genres: Motets  Sacred music  Songs and music  Holy Week music  Songs  Conductus  Organa  Chamber music  Polyphonic chansons  Responses (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, ens, Other, cho, Vocalist, orc, Commentator, Composer
Classifications: M2083.P47, 782.22
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hilliard Ensemble
Pérotin by Pérotin( Recording )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officium by Jan Garbarek( Recording )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fearlessly searching for new conceptions of sound and not caring where he found them, Garbarek joined hands with the classical early-music movement, improvising around the four male voices of the Hilliard Ensemble. Now here was a radical idea guaranteed to infuriate both hardcore jazz buffs and the even more pristine more-authentic-than-thou folk in early music circles. Yet this unlikely fusion works stunningly well -- and even more hearteningly, went over the heads of the purists and became a hit album at a time (1994) when Gregorian chants were a hot item. Chants, early polyphonic music, and Renaissance motets by composers like Morales and Dufay form the basic material, bringing forth a cool yet moving spirituality in Garbarek's work. Recorded in a heavily reverberant Austrian monastery, the voices sometimes develop in overwhelming waves, and Garbarek rides their crest, his soprano sax soaring in the monastery acoustic, or he underscores the voices almost unobtrusively, echoing the voices, finding ample room to move around the modal harmonies yet applying his sound sparingly. Those with nervous metabolisms may become impatient with this undefinable music, but if you give it a chance, it will seduce you, too. ~ Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide
Miserere by Arvo Pärt( Recording )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserere für fünf Solostimmen, Chor, Bläser, Gitarren, Schlagzeug und Orgel / Festina lente für Streichorchester und Harfe / Sarah Was Ninety Years Old für drei Solostimmen, Schlagzeug und Orgel
Arbos by Arvo Pärt( Recording )

17 editions published between 1887 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brass ensemble Staatsorchester ; Dennis Russell Davies, con
Litany by Arvo Pärt( Recording )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Litanei des Johannes Chrysostomus für Soli, Chor und Orchester / Psalm für Streichorchester / Trishagion für Streichorchester
Morimur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

14 editions published in 2001 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenebrae by Carlo Gesualdo( Recording )

12 editions published in 1991 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia sex vocibus / Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel sex vocibus / Miserere mei sex vocibus
Motets by Guillaume( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in French, Old and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de Notre Dame ; Le lai de la fonteinne ; Ma fin est mon commencement by Guillaume( Recording )

9 editions published in 1989 in Latin and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vergine ; Madrigaux à quatre voix by Cipriano de Rore( )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 1982
Motets et chansons by Josquin( Recording )

35 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moteti: Ave Maria, gratia plena; Absalon, fili mi; Veni Sancte Spiritus; De profundis clamavi / Chansons: Scaramella; In te domine speravi; El grillo; Milles regretz; Petite camusette; Je me complains; En l'ombre d'ung buissonet; Je ne me puis tenir d'aimer; La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem
Motets & chansons by Josquin( Recording )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa quattuor vocibus / Lamentationes Ieremiae prophetae quinque vocibus / Salvator mundi: Motetus quinque vocibus / Absterge Domine: Motetus quinque vocibus / O sacrum convivium: Motetus quinque vocibus
Lassus by Orlando di Lasso( )

6 editions published in 1998 in Latin and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesperae de Dominica ; Vesperae solennes de confessore ; Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumer is icumen in : chants médiévaux anglais by Hilliard Ensemble( Recording )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem : (1982) by Arvo Pärt( Recording )

12 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hilliard songbook : new music for voices by Hilliard Ensemble( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audivi vocem by Hilliard Ensemble( )

11 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den britiske mannlige vokalkvartetten The Hillard Ensemble ble stiftet i 1973/74. Kvartetten har først og fremst fokusert på tidlig musikk fra middelalderen og renessansen, men har også tolket nyere musikk og samtidsmusikk. Etter å ha hatt suksess med innspillinger av Bachs motetter, vender The Hilliard Ensemble seg nå mot engelsk renessansemusikk og mot komponistene Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye og John Sheppard fra det 16nde århundre. Alle tre var mestere innen polyfoni og ble assosiert med Chapel Royal. Deres verker alternerer og kontrasterer hverandre gjennom det nøye sammensatte repertoaret på denne plata. Tallis har lenge vært en viktig referanse for Hilliard Ensemblet som gjorde en innspilling av "Lamentations of Jeremiah" i 1986 og brakte også hans musikk med inn i samarbeidet med Jan Garbarek på "Mnemosyne"
Vita nova by Gavin Bryars( )

10 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incipit Vita Nova, . voix d'alto masculine et trio à cordes, . (1989). Bryars, Gavin4230. James, David4590
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