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Kelly, Frances (harp)

Frances Kelly (harp)

Frances Kelly began playing the harp as a junior exhibitioner at The Royal College of Music, London, then read music at Cambridge University. She subsequently furthered her modern harp studies with the renowned Dutch harpist and teacher, Phia Berghout.

Frances is well known as a chamber musician and soloist, and her interests encompass music from the Middle Ages to the present day. For many years she was involved with contemporary music but, since discovering Monteverdi, she has been increasingly drawn towards early music and the exploration of early harps, their repertoire and, in particular, to the use of the harp as a continuo instrument. She is now a leading exponent of early harps and has performed, broadcast and recorded with many leading early music ensembles including The Gabrieli Consort and Players, The New London Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Brandenburg Consort.  She has worked with English National Opera, Opera North and Welsh National Opera. Recordings include Handel's Harp Concerto (with The Brandenburg Consort), Britten's A Ceremony of Carols (with New College Choir, Oxford, Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, and the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford), and recordings of classical English song with Timothy Roberts and the vocal group Invocation.

Albums

Enchanting Harmonist
CDA66698Archive Service
Handel: Organ Concertos
CDD220522CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Lawes & Lawes: Songs
CDA67589
O tuneful voice
CDA66497Archive Service
The Age of Extravagance
CDA66977Archive Service
The Floating City
CDH55320Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Romantic Music
CDA66740Download currently discounted
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

SAMUEL ARNOLD (1740-1802)
Elegywith Rufus Müller (tenor)
THOMAS ATTWOOD (1765-1838)
Coronachwith Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Christopher Purves (bass)
The Soldier's Dreamwith Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Rufus Müller (tenor)
GIOVANNI BASSANO (1560/1-1617)
Divisions on Susanna un jourwith Jeremy West (cornett)
JEAN-BAPTISTE CARDON (1760-1803)
Variations on 'Ah vous dirai-je, maman'
DARIO CASTELLO (fl1610-1620)
Sonata No 10 a 3with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata No 13 a 4with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata No 14 a 4with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Sonata seconda a soprano solowith Jeremy West (cornett), Timothy Roberts (harpsichord/spinet/virginals), Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone)
GIOVANNI BATTISTA FONTANA (?-c1630)
Sonata sestawith Jeremy West (cornett), Timothy Roberts (organ/regal), Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone)
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643)
Aria detta la Frescobalda
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6with The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
HENRY HARINGTON (1727-1816)
The lyrewith Invocation, Rufus Müller (tenor)
JAMES HOOK (1746-1827)
The emigrantwith Rufus Müller (tenor)
WILLIAM JACKSON (1730-1803)
Could he whom my dissembled rigour grieves, Op 3 No 3with Invocation, Rufus Müller (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
Time has not thinn'd my flowing hairwith Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rufus Müller (tenor)
Where the bee sucks, Op 11 No 6with Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano), Ana-María Rincón (soprano), Rufus Müller (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass)
HENRY LAWES (1596-1662)
A Pastoral Elegie to the memory of deare Brother, William Laweswith Rebecca Outram (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Robert Macdonald (bass), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), William Carter (lute)
Loves Sweet Reposewith Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), William Carter (lute)
WILLIAM LAWES (1602-1645)
Oh, my Clarissa, thou cruel fairwith Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), William Carter (guitar)
THOMAS LINLEY (1733-1795)
Alas, from the day my poor heartwith Invocation, Julia Gooding (soprano)
Awake, my lyrewith Invocation, Rufus Müller (tenor)
Think not, my love, when secret griefwith Emma Kirkby (soprano)
THOMAS LINLEY (1756-1778)
To heal the wound a bee had madewith Invocation, Rufus Müller (tenor)
PHILIPPE-JACQUES MEYER (1737-1819)
Duet in D minor on Scottish Airswith Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
DIEGO ORTIZ (c1510-c1570)
Recercada primera sobre un canto llanowith Jeremy West (cornett)
GIOVANNI PICCHI (1572-1643)
Ballo Ungaro
WILLIAM SHIELD (1748-1829)
Ye balmy breezes, gently blowwith Rufus Müller (tenor)
STEPHEN STORACE (1762-1796)
Captivitywith Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Ana-María Rincón (soprano)
The curfewwith Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Pastoral Elegie to the memory of deare Brother, William Lawes (Lawes)
Alas, from the day my poor heart (Linley Sr.)
Amidst the myrtles as I walk  
Aria detta la Frescobalda (Frescobaldi)
Awake, my lyre (Linley Sr.)
Ballo Ungaro (Picchi)
Captivity (Storace)
Cease you jolly shepherds  
Corant  
Coronach (Attwood)
Could he whom my dissembled rigour grieves, Op 3 No 3 (Jackson)
Divisions on Susanna un jour (Bassano)
Duet in D minor on Scottish Airs (Meyer)
Elegy (Arnold)
Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6 (Handel)
He is gone on the mountain  
Loves Sweet Repose (Lawes)
My foes prevail, my friends are fled  
O talk not to me of my country's delights  
Oh, my Clarissa, thou cruel fair (Lawes)
Our bugles sung truce, for the night cloud had lower'd  
Recercada primera sobre un canto llano (Ortiz)
Sonata No 10 a 3 (Castello)
Sonata No 13 a 4 (Castello)
Sonata No 14 a 4 (Castello)
Sonata seconda a soprano solo (Castello)
Sonata sesta (Fontana)
The curfew (Storace)
The emigrant (Hook)
The lyre (Harington)
The Royall Consort (Lawes)
The Soldier's Dream (Attwood)
Think not, my love, when secret grief (Linley Sr.)
Time has not thinn'd my flowing hair (Jackson)
To heal the wound a bee had made (Linley Jr.)
Variations on 'Ah vous dirai-je, maman' (Cardon)
When young life's journey I began  
Where the bee sucks, Op 11 No 6 (Jackson)
Ye balmy breezes, gently blow (Shield)