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Artist Hyperion Records
Potter, John (tenor)
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John Potter (tenor)

John Potter’s musical collaborators include the composer Ambrose Field, video artist Michael Lynch and the lutenist Ariel Abramovich, as well as The Dowland Project, Red Byrd and the Gavin Bryars Ensemble. He is a member of the German ensemble The Sound & The Fury. A writer and scholar as well as a singer, he has published four books on singing and is a former British Library Edison Fellow. He is Reader Emeritus in Music at the University of York.

John’s eclectic performing experience has ranged from first performances of works by Berio, Stockhausen, James Dillon and Michael Finnissy to backing vocals for Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield and The Who (among others). Red Byrd, the group he founded with bass Richard Wistreich, has recorded music as diverse as Monteverdi (both ‘straight’ and with electric guitars), Léonin (two recordings for Hyperion) and the Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. He was a major contributor to The Hilliard Ensemble’s ‘Officium’ project (for which he has five gold discs), and subsequently developed many of the ideas in The Dowland Project’s four albums for ECM; he also produced the first three ECM albums by the Scandinavian Trio Mediaeval. Current projects include multimedia presentations of music by Ambrose Field (Being Dufay and its successor, both with films by Michael Lynch) and the Conductus project (three albums for Hyperion, with associated live performances and films by Michael Lynch). His lute song repertoire ranges from Thomas Ford to Benedetto Ferrari, and includes programmes of Dowland and Campion. He also works with vihuela on the 15th- and 16th-century ‘intabulation’ repertory, and with chitarrone on later music by Blow, Purcell and others.

Albums
'Blow: Awake my lyre' (CDA66658)
Blow: Awake my lyre
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66658  Archive Service  
'Conductus, Vol. 1' (CDA67949)
Conductus, Vol. 1
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67949  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Conductus, Vol. 2' (CDA67998)
Conductus, Vol. 2
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'Léonin 'Magister Leoninus': Magister Leoninus, Vol. 2 – Sacred Music from 12th-century Paris' (CDH55338)
Léonin 'Magister Leoninus': Magister Leoninus, Vol. 2 – Sacred Music from 12th-century Paris
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55338  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame' (CDA66358)
Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
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'Monteverdi: Il ballo delle ingrate & other works' (CDH55165)
Monteverdi: Il ballo delle ingrate & other works
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'Moody: Passion & Resurrection' (CDA66999)
Moody: Passion & Resurrection
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'Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing' (CDA66750)
Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing
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'Sacred & Secular Music' (CDH55148)
Sacred & Secular Music
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'Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works' (CDH55467)
Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Advenit ignis (Léonin)
Artium dignitas (Anon)
Ave Maria Salus hominum (Anon)
Ave, tuos benedic (three-part) (Anon)
Ave, tuos benedic (two-part) (Anon)
Ave, virga decoris incliti (Anon)
Awake, awake, my Lyre! 'A Supplication' (Blow)
Beate virginis (Anon)
Benedicamus Domino (Léonin)
Bon jour mon cœur (Goudimel)
Bulla fulminante (measured) (Anon)
Bulla fulminante (unmeasured) (Anon)
Celorum porta (Anon)
Ces trois un a po de pienne, assez prouver puis  Part 4 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
C'est celle qui par ordonnance  Part 3 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Chloe found Amyntas lying all in tears 'Rondelay' (Blow)
Christus resurgens (Léonin)
Civitas sancti tui  Part 2 of Ne irascaris, Domine (Byrd)
Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, SV153 (Monteverdi)
De la duis le Pere nomme  Part 7 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Descendit de celis (Léonin)
Dezí, flor rresplandeçiente (Anon)
Dic, Christi veritas (three-part) (Anon)
Dum conplerentur (Léonin)
Ei l'armi cinse, e su destrier alato  Ballo a 5, seconda parte of Volgendo il ciel – Movete al mio bel suon, SV154 (Monteverdi)
El jubilate (Flecha)
Et ou pourroit on querir  Part 2 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Et pour ce di que cil troy de no foy  Part 8 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Et qui de ceste eaue prendroit  Part 5 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Et valde mane (Léonin)
Excutere de pulvere (Anon)
Gaude, virgo virginum (Anon)
Genitus divinitus (Anon)
Gloria ad modem tubae (Dufay)
Gloria Patri, qui creavit nos (Blow)
Hark how all the wild musicians sing, Z542 (Purcell)
He! fonteinne de concorde  Part 11 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Help, Father Abraham! 'A Dialogue betwixt Dives and Abraham' (Blow)
Heu quo progreditur (Anon)
How pleasant is this flowery plain and grove!, Z543 (Purcell)
If ever I more riches did desire, Z544 (Purcell)
Incarnation  Ikon 1 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
Ista dies celebrari (Anon)
Iudea et Iherusalem (Léonin)
Je ne cesse de prier a ma dame chiere  Part 1 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Le chant des oiseaulx (Janequin)
Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Les Noces 'Svadebka' (Stravinsky)
Librum clausum et signatum (Anon)
Ma fin est mon commencement (Machaut)
Mais ceste trinité est en eternité  Part 6 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Mais de tel confort com de plourer fort  Part 10 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Messe de Notre Dame (Machaut)
Most clear of colour (Fayrfax)
Movete al mio bel suon le piante snelle  Ballo a 5 con doi violini of Volgendo il ciel – Movete al mio bel suon, SV154 (Monteverdi)
Naturas Deus regulis (Anon)
Ne irascaris, Domine (Byrd)
Nuevas, nuevas – ¡Por tu fe! (Anon)
O nata lux de lumine (Tallis)
Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
Planctus ante nescia (Godefroy de St Victoire)
Porta salutis (Anon)
Pour ce te pri  Part 9 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Pour laver et nettoier  Part 12 of Le Lai de la Fonteinne (Machaut)
Qui servare puberem (three-part) (Anon)
Qui servare puberem (two-part, measured) (Anon)
Qui servare puberem (two-part, unmeasured) (Anon)
Quo vadis, quo progrederis? (Anon)
Quod promisit ab eterno (Anon)
Relegentur ab area (Anon)
Repleti sunt omnes (Léonin)
Salvator mundi, salva nos (Blow)
Sancta mater (Peñalosa)
Sedit angelus (Léonin)
Sing, ye muses 'Epilogue' (Blow)
Stay, gentle Echo, dear nymph, stay 'A Dialogue between Philander and the Echo' (Blow)
Stella serena (Anon)
Stephani sollempnia (Anon)
The agony in the garden  Ikon 3 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The crucifixion  Ikon 5 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The deposition from the Cross  Ikon 6 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The last supper  Ikon 2 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The resurrection  Ikon 8 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The sealing of the tomb  Ikon 7 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
The trial  Ikon 4 of Passion and Resurrection (Moody)
Tota pulchra es (Isaac)
Ut non ponam (Anon)
Vergene bella (Dufay)
Volgendo il ciel – Movete al mio bel suon, SV154 (Monteverdi)
We reap all the pleasures, Z547 (Purcell)
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