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 Offer,John Blow: Venus and Adonis

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 3 May 2010

Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger, Clare Salaman (violins), Galina Zinchenko (viola), Alison McGillivray (bass violin and viol), Pamela Thorby, Kate Latham, Merlin Harrison (recorders), David Miller (theorboes/guitars), James Johnstone (harpsichord) & Elizabeth Kenny (director/theorbo/guitar),...

The true stars here are the band, led by Elizabeth Kenny, which extemporises and pushes tempos to giddy extremes. Elin Manahan Thomas steps boldly into Cupid's role, alternating deftly between... More…

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Contents

Blow: Chloe found Amintas lying

6:23
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Ground in G Minor

4:02
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Lambert, M: Vos mépris chaque jour

3:41
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Visée: Chaconne

5:16
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Overture

3:37
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Cupid: 'Behold my arrows and my bow'

7:00
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Cupid's Entry

1:14
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Tune for Flutes

2:33
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Blow: Venus and Adonis Act One - Adonis: 'Venus'

2:27
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act One - Hunters' Music

3:51
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Blow: Venus and Adonis Act One - Chorus: 'Come follow'

2:32
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act One - A Dance by a Huntsman

1:19
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act One - Act Tune

1:54
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - Cupid: 'You place with such delightful care'

1:56
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - The Cupid's Lesson

3:03
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - A Dance of the Cupids

1:28
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - Venus: 'Call the Graces'

1:08
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - Chorus of the Graces 'Mortals below, Cupids above'

1:22
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - The Graces’ Dance

1:26
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - Gavatt

0:46
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - Saraband for the Graces

1:22
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  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Two - A Ground

1:52
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Blow: Venua and Adonis Act Two - Act Tune

2:39
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

Blow: Venus and Adonis Act Three - Venus

12:08
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  • Elizabeth Kenny
  • Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas, Sophie Danemen

'Adonis'

5:03

'With solemn pomp let mourning Cupids bear'

7:05
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