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Parrott, Andrew

Works: 690 works in 1,802 publications in 9 languages and 24,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Oratorios  Masses  Christmas music  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Carols  Songs and music  Holy Week music 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Editor, Director, Arranger, Singer, Composer, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Other, Translator, Adapter, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Parrott
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) KIRKBY, Emma (soprano). (1) NELSON, Judith (soprano). (1) REES, Judith (soprano). (1) THOMAS, David (bass-baritone). (1) NOORMAN, Jantina (mezzo-soprano). (1) EVERA, Emily van (soprano). (1) BEVAN, Rachel (soprano). (1) BONNER, Tessa (soprano). (1) BEVAN, Rachel (soprano). (1) TAVERNER CHOIR. (1) TAVERNER PLAYERS. (1) PARROTT, Andrew (conductor)
The new Oxford book of carols by Hugh Keyte( )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over settings of carols for the Christmas season, composed and folk, sacred and secular, and spanning the Catholic and Protestant traditions
Symphoniae sacrae II : 1615 by Giovanni Gabrieli( )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The carol album : seven centuries of Christmas music by Taverner Consort( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Bach choir by Andrew Parrott( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the findings shed a surprising, even disturbing, light on conventions we have long taken for granted. A whole world away from, say, the typical oratorio choir of Handel's London with which we are reasonably familiar, the essential Bach choir was in fact an expert vocal quartet (or quintet), whose members were also responsible for all solos and duets. (In a mere handful of Bach's works, this solo team was selectively supported by a second rank of singers--also one per part--whose contribution was all but optional). Parrott shows that this use of a one-per-part choir was mainstream practice in the Lutheran Germany of Bach's time: Bach chose to use single voices not because a larger group was unavailable, but because they were the natural vehicle of elaborate concerted music
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in January 1986, Temple Church, London (1st work), and at St.-John-at-Hackney, London, January 1993 (2nd-3rd works)
Vespro della Beata Vergine : 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) GOMEZ, Jill (soprano). (1) PALMER, Felicity (soprano). (1) BOWMAN, James (counter-tenor). (1) TEAR, Robert (tenor). (1) LANGRIDGE, Philip (tenor). (1) SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). (1) RIPPON, Michael (bass). (1) MONTEVERDI CHOIR. (1) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA. (1) SALISBURY CATHEDRAL BOYS' CHOIR. (1) PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE. (1) DAVID MUNROW RECORDER ENSEMBLE. (1) GARDNER, John Eliot (conductor)
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
Magnificat ; Easter oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Latin and Miscellaneous languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Messe de Nostre Dame by Guillaume( Recording )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guillaume de Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame quattuor vocibus (ordinarium missae) / Anonymus: In Nativitate Beatae Mariae Virginis (proprium missae)
A baroque festival : Handel, Purcell, Pachelbel, Bach by Taverner Players( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter New Oxford book of carols by Hugh Keyte( )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Multiple languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : (excerpts) by George Frideric Handel( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for pleasure and devotion by Henry Purcell( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmelite Vespers by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pesar su propio Luteranismo, Handel escribió una notable música para la liturgia católica, durante su juventud en Roma. La interpretación de Parrott y sus grupos Taverner es regocijante. Handel escribió obviamente para un estelar soprano castrati, pero aquí las verdaderas "estrellas" son tres sopranos solistas (femeninas) de Parrott. Jill Feldman no estaba en su mejor voz para esta grabación: sus momentos más fuertes pueden sonar un poquito forzados, pero su cantar más suave es verdaderamente encantador. Emma Kirkby es, por supuesto, un placer en el "Laudate pueri", y Emily van Evera canta a la perfección
Tenebrae by Carlo Gesualdo( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae spectantia sex vocibus / Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel sex vocibus / Miserere mei sex vocibus
Dido and Aeneas : opera in 3 acts by Henry Purcell( )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composers' intentions? : lost traditions of musical performance by Andrew Parrott( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These selected essays by conductor Andrew Parrott reflect the thinking behind some four decades of his ground-breaking performances and recordings. Bringing together seminal writings on the performance expectations of, amongst others, Monteverdi, Purcell and J.S. Bach, this volume also includes the full version of a major new article calling into question the presumed historical place of the 'countertenor' voice. Focusing primarily on vocal and choral matters, the time span is broad (some five centuries) and the essays multifarious (from extensive scholarly articles to radio broadcasts). Authoritative, provocative and readable, Parrott's writing is packed with information of value to scholars, performers, students and curious listeners alike. -- from back cover
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The new Oxford book of carols
The essential Bach choirThe shorter New Oxford book of carols
Alternative Names
Andrew Parrott Brits dirigent

Andrew Parrott chef de chœur et chef d'orchestre

Andrew Parrott direttore d'orchestra britannico

Andrew Parrott dyrygent brytyjski

Andrew Parrott englischer Chorleiter und Musikwissenschaftler

Haden Parrott, Andrew 1947-

Parrot, Andrew 1947-

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Parrott, Andrew (Andrew Haden), 1947-

Parrott, Andrew Haden.

Parrott, Andrew Haden 1947-

Пэрротт, Эндрю

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