• «Greensleeves» Jeffrey Thompson (tenor) and Daniel Zapico (theorbo)

    Greensleeves Jeffrey Thompson (tenor) and Daniel Zapico (theorbo)

    An excerpt from the cd An Englishman’s Ballad.

    Jeffrey Thompson’s first CD for Flora is all about a life’s journey through time, emotions, and memories.

    The tenor gives us a fantastic spectrum of his vocal and dramatic capacities, painting with extreme variety the depths of human feelings or on the contrary lightness of pure joy and folly… as we can find only in English baroque poetry, on music by John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke, Nicholas Lanier and Henry Purcell (such as the famous Here, let my Life).

    Accompanied by his beloved continuo players Daniel Zapico on the baroque guitar and theorbo, and Philippe Pierlot on the viola da gamba, a must-have for your dark winter eve’s.



  • Philippe Pierlot & Daniel Zapico/ F. Couperin/ Prélude & Gavotte (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)

    Philippe Pierlot (viola da gamba) and Daniel Zapico (theorbe) perform Prélude and Gavotte composed by François Couperin.

    Couperin (1668 – 1733) is mostly know for his harpsichord compositions, but his gamba pieces are outstanding and challenging for gambist because Couperin composed without knowing the limitations of the gamba.

    Broadcast June 10th 10.30 a.m. (GMT +1) more music: https://www.vpro.nl/vrijegeluiden

    This video was recorded in TivoliVredenburg for VPRO Vrije Geluiden: music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO.

  • Ricercar Consort & Carlos Mena – Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater [LIVE] [HD]

    Antonio VivaldiStabat Mater
    for solo alto and orchestra in F minor RV 621

    Carlos Mena, alto (countertenor)
    Philippe Pierlot conducts Ricercar Consort

    Live recording in La Folle Journée de Nantes 2015.

    Stabat Mater Dolorosa 0:00
    Cujus Animam Gementem 2:32
    O quam Tristis et Afflicta 4:25
    Quis est homo, qui non fleret 6:12
    Quis non posset contristari 8:58
    Pro peccatis suae gentis 11:02
    Vidit Suum Dulcem Natum 12:00
    Eia Mater Fons Amoris 12:48
    Fac ut ardeat cor meum in amando Christum Deum 16:05
    Amen 17:32

  • Ricercar Consort & Carlos Mena – Antonio Vivaldi: Nisi dominus [LIVE] [HD]

    Antonio VivaldiNisi Dominus in G minor RV 608
    Psalm 126 (127th psalm of the Book of Psalms)

    Carlos Mena, alto (countertenor)
    Philippe Pierlot conducts Ricercar Consort

    Live recording in La Folle Journée de Nantes (Francia) 2015.

    00:00 Nisi Dominus
    02:30 Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere
    03:55 Surgitis sederitis postquam
    05:25 Cum dederit dilectis suis
    10:21 Sicut sagittae in manu potentis
    11:46 Beatus vir qui implevit
    12:54 Gloria Patri et Filio
    17:55 Sicut erat in principio