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Benjamin, Emilia (viol)
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Emilia Benjamin (viol)

Emilia Benjamin, tenor viol, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She spent a year at the Brussels Conservatoire with Wieland Kuijken and is a core member of Sonnerie, playing viol, violin and viola. Emilia discovered her desire to be a professional musician (rather than just a dilettante violinist) when she took up the treble viol while studying History of Art at the University of East Anglia. She went on to study the viol with Sarah Cunningham and Baroque violin with Micaela Comberti in London, before going to Brussels. In addition to her two main instruments, Emilia also plays viola and lirone and now performs frequently on all four instruments. Her musical life has covered a wide range: Rennaissance viol consort music with Phantasm and Concordia, English divisions and French Baroque repertory through to Mozart quartets, Bach concertos and Mendlessohn piano quartets with Sonnerie, Italian opera on the viol and lirone with Glyndebourne, Early Opera Company, Norwegian State Opera and Frankfurt Oper, Baroque orchestral and chamber playing with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Florilegium and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She has also played at Shakespeare’s Globe for Measure for Measure and Anne Boleyn. Emilia has featured on two Gramophone Award-winning CDs: Biber violin sonatas with Monica Huggett and the Brandenburg Concertos with Trevor Pinnock, in which she played solo viola in Concerto No 6.

Albums
'Byrd: Consort Songs' (CDH55429)
Byrd: Consort Songs
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55429  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
On other labels
'Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems' (CKD427)
Ward: Fantasies & Verse Anthems
with Phantasm
CKD427  Download only 20 October 2014 Release  
'Lawes: Consorts to the organ' (CKD399)
Lawes: Consorts to the organ
with Phantasm
CKD399  Download only  
'Marais: La Gamme & other 'morceaux de simphonie'' (CKD434)
Marais: La Gamme & other 'morceaux de simphonie'
CKD434  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ah silly soul (Byrd)
All as a sea (Byrd)
Allemande: La Laborde  Movement 1 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
An aged dame (Byrd)
Come to me, grief, for ever (Byrd)
Consorts to the organ Set 1 in G minor (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 2 in A minor (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 3 in C minor (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 4 in C major (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 5 in G minor (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 6 in F major (Lawes)
Consorts to the organ Set 7 in B flat major (Lawes)
Down, caitiff wretch (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 1 (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 2 (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 3 (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 4 (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 5 (Ward)
Fantasia a 4 No 6 (Ward)
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord (Ward)
How vain the toils (Byrd)
La Bellmont  Movement 4 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Cottin  Movement 3 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Couperin  Movement 6 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Forqueray  Movement 2 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Gamme en forme de petit opéra (Marais)
La Portugaise  Movement 5 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
Let God arise (Ward)
Lulla, lulla la, lulla, lullaby  First line to Lullaby 'My sweet little baby' (Byrd)
Lullaby 'My sweet little baby' (Byrd)
Mount up, my soul (Ward)
O God that guides the cheerful sun (Byrd)
O that most rare breast (Byrd)
Praise the Lord, O my soul (Ward)
Prayer is an endless chain  Part 2 of Down, caitiff wretch (Ward)
Rejoice unto the Lord (Byrd)
Sonate à la Marésienne (Marais)
Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris (Marais)
Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
This is a joyful, happy holy day (Ward)
Ye sacred Muses (Byrd)
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