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Artist Hyperion Records

Stevie Wishart (conductor)

Stevie Wishart developed her musical studies at the University of York, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and with a Vicente Canada Blanch Fellowship at Oxford University.

As the founder-director of Sinfonye since 1986, Stevie Wishart has been pioneering a new approach to the medieval repertory, combining performance practices from certain traditional musics with historical research. Such explorations have also influenced her own compositions which reflect the sonorous overlaps between medieval and traditional musics, and contemporary and experimental idioms.

Recent performance projects have spanned both medieval and contemporary repertoires. These include reconstructing the recently discovered Cantigas de Amor by Dom Dinis of Portugal (1261-1325) for a world premiere at the 1992 Utrecht Festical. and devising a multi-media presentation of the Symphony of Celestial Revelations by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) for the 1992 Adelaide, York and Exeter Festivals and BBC Radio. Sinfonye were also filmed for the documentary on improvisation presented by Derek Bailey.

With her own music, Wishart collaborated with four Sydney musicians to compose and perform in a dance-music piece, The Square of Infinity (directed by Tess de Quincey), which was initiated and premiered in the isolated dry bed of Lake Mungo, New South Wales and in Sydney, and collaboratively composed the soundtrack for a film version. She devised a new piece with the music-text group, the Machine for Making Sense. Recent performances have included those for the London Musicians' Collective (LMC) Festival, London and the Fabrik Jazz, Zurich. This was the culmination of a project to collaborate with an octet of women improvisers from various European countries.

Albums

Christmas through the ages
NOEL1Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Gabriel's Greeting – Medieval English Christmas Music
CDH55151Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Courts of Love – Music from the time of Eleanor of Aquitaine
CDH55186Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The sweet look and the loving manner
CDA66625Deleted

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - MEDIEVAL
Avant hier en un vert prewith Sinfonye
Ave Maria, virgo virginumwith Sinfonye
Bele Doette as fenestres se sietwith Sinfonye
Bona domna, un conseil vos demanwith Sinfonye
C'est desoz l'olive en mi les prezwith Sinfonye
C'est la gieus en mi les prezwith Sinfonye
Ecce mundi gaudiumwith Sinfonye
Estampie on 'Vide miser et iudica'with Sinfonye
Et une chambre cointe et grant/ET GAUDEBITwith Sinfonye
Gabriel fram evene kingwith Sinfonye
Gabriel fram evene king. Untexted realizationwith Sinfonye
La jus desouz l'olivewith Sinfonye
Li debonnaires Dieuswith Sinfonye
Lolay, lolay. Als I lay on Yoleis nightwith Sinfonye
Main s'est levee Aëlis/NEwith Sinfonye
Miri it is – Estampiewith Sinfonye
Por coi me bait me mariswith Sinfonye
Procedenti puerowith Sinfonye
Procedenti puerowith Sinfonye
Salva nos, stella mariswith Sinfonye
Salve, virgo virginumwith Sinfonye
Soufrés, mariswith Sinfonye
Ther is no rose of swych vertuwith Sinfonye
Ther is no rose of swych vertu. Instrumental realizationwith Sinfonye
Tout leis en mi les prez/DOMINUSwith Sinfonye
Toute seule, passeraiwith Sinfonye
Untitled instrument piecewith Sinfonye
Ut iam cesset calamitaswith Sinfonye
ANONYMOUS - RENAISSANCE
Nowell, nowell, nowell! This is the salutacyon of the angell Gabryellwith Sinfonye
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
L'on dit q'amors est dolce chosewith Sinfonye
Vide miser et iudica / Vide miser et cogita / Wynterwith Sinfonye
CARENZA, ALAIS, ISELDA
Na Carenzawith Sinfonye
AUDEFROI LE BASTART (fl1190-1230)
Bele Emmeloswith Sinfonye
BEATRITZ DE ROMANS (?-?)
Na Mariawith Sinfonye
BERNART DE VENTADORN (1125-1195)
Can vei la lauzeta moverwith Sinfonye
Conortz, era sai benwith Sinfonye
Era-m cosselhatz, senhorwith Sinfonye
Non es meravelha s'euwith Sinfonye
CADENET (d?1325)
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Instrumental versionwith Sinfonye
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Vocal versionwith Sinfonye
GACE BRULÉ (c1160-after 1213)
Quant flours et glaiswith Sinfonye
Quant je voi la noif remisewith Sinfonye
Quant voi le tens bel et clerwith Sinfonye
Quant voi renverdirwith Sinfonye
GIRAUT DE BORNELH (c1140-1200)
S'ie-us quer conselh, bell' ami' Alamandawith Sinfonye
GUI D'USSEL (c1170-before 1225)
Se be-m partetz, mala dompna, de voswith Sinfonye
ISEUT DE CAPIO (?-?)
Domna N'Almucs, si-us plageswith Sinfonye
LA COMTESSE DE DIE (fl1190?-1190)
A chantar m'erwith Sinfonye
Estat ai en greu cossirierwith Sinfonye
MARIE DE DREGNAU DE LILLE (?-?)
Mout m'abelist quant le voiwith Sinfonye
RAIMBAUT DE VAQUEIRAS (c1150-1207)
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Instrumental versionwith Sinfonye
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Vocal versionwith Sinfonye

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A chantar m'er (La Comtesse de Die/Wishart)
Avant hier en un vert pre (Anon)
Ave Maria, virgo virginum (Anon/Wishart)
Bele Doette as fenestres se siet (Anon)
Bele Emmelos (Audefroi le Bastart)
Bona domna, un conseil vos deman (Anon)
Can vei la lauzeta mover (Bernart de Ventadorn)
C'est desoz l'olive en mi les prez (Anon)
C'est la gieus en mi les prez (Anon)
Conortz, era sai ben (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Domna N'Almucs, si-us plages (Iseut de Capio/Almuc de Castelnau)
Ecce mundi gaudium (Anon/Wishart)
Era-m cosselhatz, senhor (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Estampie on 'Vide miser et iudica' (Anon/Wishart)
Estat ai en greu cossirier (La Comtesse de Die)
Et une chambre cointe et grant/ET GAUDEBIT (Anon)
Gabriel fram evene king (Anon/Wishart)
Gabriel fram evene king. Untexted realization (Anon/Wishart)
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Instrumental version (Raimbaut de Vaqueiras)
Kalenda maia ni fueills de faia. Vocal version (Raimbaut de Vaqueiras)
La jus desouz l'olive (Anon)
Li debonnaires Dieus (Anon)
Lolay, lolay. Als I lay on Yoleis night (Anon/Wishart)
L'on dit q'amors est dolce chose (Anon)
Main s'est levee Aëlis/NE (Anon)
Miri it is – Estampie (Anon/Wishart)
Mout m'abelist quant le voi (Marie de Dregnau de Lille)
Na Carenza (Carenza, Alais, Iselda)
Na Maria (Beatritz de Romans)
Non es meravelha s'eu (Bernart de Ventadorn)
Nowell, nowell, nowell! This is the salutacyon of the angell Gabryell (Anon/Wishart)
Por coi me bait me maris (Anon)
Procedenti puero (Anon/Wishart)
Quant flours et glais (Gace Brulé)
Quant je voi la noif remise (Gace Brulé)
Quant voi le tens bel et cler (Gace Brulé)
Quant voi renverdir (Gace Brulé)
Salva nos, stella maris (Anon/Wishart)
Salve, virgo virginum (Anon/Wishart)
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Instrumental version (Cadenet)
S'anc fuy belha ni prezada. Vocal version (Cadenet)
Se be-m partetz, mala dompna, de vos (Gui d'Ussel)
S'ie-us quer conselh, bell' ami' Alamanda (Giraut de Bornelh)
Soufrés, maris (Anon)
Ther is no rose of swych vertu (Anon/Wishart)
Ther is no rose of swych vertu. Instrumental realization (Anon/Wishart)
Tout leis en mi les prez/DOMINUS (Anon)
Toute seule, passerai (Anon)
Untitled instrument piece (Anon/Wishart)
Ut iam cesset calamitas (Anon/Wishart)
Vide miser et iudica / Vide miser et cogita / Wynter (Anon)
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