Hyperion Records

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
'Conductus, Vol. 1' (CDA67949)
Conductus, Vol. 1
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'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
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'Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame' (CDA66358)
Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame
'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
'Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing' (CDA66750)
Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing
'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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Complete works available for download
ANONYMOUS - MEDIEVAL
Artium dignitas with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Ave Maria Salus hominum with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Ave, tuos benedic (three-part) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Ave, tuos benedic (two-part) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Ave, virga decoris incliti with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Beate virginis with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Bulla fulminante (measured)
Bulla fulminante (unmeasured)
Celorum porta with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Dic, Christi veritas (three-part) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Excutere de pulvere
Gaude, virgo virginum with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Genitus divinitus with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Heu quo progreditur with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Ista dies celebrari with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Librum clausum et signatum with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Naturas Deus regulis with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Porta salutis with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Qui servare puberem (three-part) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Qui servare puberem (two-part, measured) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Qui servare puberem (two-part, unmeasured) with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Quo vadis, quo progrederis?
Quod promisit ab eterno with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
Relegentur ab area with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Stella serena with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Stephani sollempnia with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Ut non ponam with Christopher O'Gorman (tenor)
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
Dezí, flor rresplandeçiente with The Hilliard Ensemble
Nuevas, nuevas – ¡Por tu fe! with The Hilliard Ensemble
JOHN BLOW  (1649-1708)
Awake, awake, my Lyre! 'A Supplication' with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Chloe found Amyntas lying all in tears 'Rondelay' with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Charles Daniels (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Gloria Patri, qui creavit nos with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Help, Father Abraham! 'A Dialogue betwixt Dives and Abraham' with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Richard Wistreich (bass)
Salvator mundi, salva nos with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Sing, ye muses 'Epilogue' with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Suzie Le Blanc (soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Richard Wistreich (bass)
Stay, gentle Echo, dear nymph, stay 'A Dialogue between Philander and the Echo' with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Charles Daniels (tenor)
WILLIAM BYRD  (1539/40-1623)
Ne irascaris, Domine with The Hilliard Ensemble
GUILLAUME DUFAY  (1397-1474)
Gloria ad modem tubae with The Hilliard Ensemble
Vergene bella with The Hilliard Ensemble
ROBERT FAYRFAX  (1464-1521)
Most clear of colour with The Hilliard Ensemble
MATTEO FLECHA  (1481-1553)
El jubilate with The Hilliard Ensemble
GODEFROY DE ST VICTOIRE  (fl1170-1190)
Planctus ante nescia with The Hilliard Ensemble
CLAUDE GOUDIMEL  (c1514-1572)
Bon jour mon cœur with The Hilliard Ensemble
HEINRICH ISAAC  (c1450-1517)
Tota pulchra es with The Hilliard Ensemble
CLÉMENT JANEQUIN  (c1485-1558)
Le chant des oiseaulx with The Hilliard Ensemble
LÉONIN 'MAGISTER LEONINUS'  (fl1150s-c1201)
Advenit ignis with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Benedicamus Domino with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Christus resurgens with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Descendit de celis with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Dum conplerentur with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Et valde mane with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Iudea et Iherusalem with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Repleti sunt omnes with Red Byrd, YORVOX
Sedit angelus with Red Byrd, YORVOX
GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT  (c1300-1377)
Le Lai de la Fonteinne with The Hilliard Ensemble
Ma fin est mon commencement with The Hilliard Ensemble
Messe de Notre Dame with The Hilliard Ensemble
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI  (1567-1643)
Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, SV153 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments
Volgendo il ciel – Movete al mio bel suon, SV154 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments
IVAN MOODY  (b1964)
Passion and Resurrection with Red Byrd, Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss (conductor)
FRANCISCO DE PEÑALOSA  (c1470-1528)
Sancta mater with The Hilliard Ensemble
HENRY PURCELL  (1659-1695)
Hark how all the wild musicians sing, Z542 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
How pleasant is this flowery plain and grove!, Z543 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
If ever I more riches did desire, Z544 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
We reap all the pleasures, Z547 with Red Byrd, The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
IGOR STRAVINSKY  (1882-1971)
Les Noces 'Svadebka' with New London Chamber Choir, The Voronezh Chamber Choir, New London Chamber Ensemble, James Wood (conductor), Oleg Shepel (director)
THOMAS TALLIS  (c1505-1585)
O nata lux de lumine with The Hilliard Ensemble
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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