Lie Down, Poor Heart

Lie Down, Poor Heart


Artists: Daniel Taylor (countertenor), Sylvain Bergeron (lute)

Composers: Thomas Campion, Turlough Carolan, John Coprario, John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Robert Jones

Format: 1 CD


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It probably was inevitable that Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor at some point would undertake such repertoire, form-fitted to the sweet, lyrical timbre and tone of this gifted singer's instrument. (Alfred Deller and Andreas Scholl are two notable if very different countertenors who already have mined much of this same repertoire on their own superb recordings.) And good for him that he's teamed here with Sylvain Bergeron, one of the world's foremost masters of the lute and theorbo, who performs and records with such groups as La Nef and Les Violons du Roy. As his work on this recording shows, his playing exudes the kind of purity and naturalness we normally associate with the intimate expressiveness of a singer — and that's what makes him such a sensitive accompanist for vocalists. His interpretive decisions, often predominantly improvisatory, are unfailingly tasteful, always in tune with and never overshadowing his partner(s). Bergeron's full-bodied instrument makes a perfect match with Taylor's voice, recorded in the ideal acoustics of Dorian's favorite venue, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

—David Vernier,

Track List

1. O Waly, Waly
2. I Will Give My Love An Apple
3. Black Is The Colour
4. The Isle Of Aigas
5. Mary, Young And Fair
6. What If I Seek For Love Of Thee
7. Lie Down, Poor Heart
8. Say, Love, If Ever Thou Dist Find 
9. Sorrow Stay
10. I Saw My Lady Weep
11. Never Weather-Beaten Sails
12. Prelude
13. A Corranto 
14. Cuperaree
15. A Coranto
16. Grays Iron Mask 
17. The Fairy Masque
18. The Three Ravens
19. Howm Againe Markget Is Done
20. Joane To The May Pole

Total time: 70:01
Release date: 2000
UPC: 053479028723