Peeckelharing
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Peeckelharing

Camerata Trajectina

GLO 6056 - 8711525605602

Information GreatBrittain Germany

This disc from Holland's always delightful Globe label delivers even more than the promised Music Around Frans Hals, the Dutch seventeenth century portraitist whose joyous works were as dense with cultural and moral references as a contemporary situation comedy. Hals often painted his subjects, especially his group subjects, with musical instruments in their hands, meaning various things, and the veteran vocal-instrumental ensemble Camerata Trajectina does not just play music from Hals' time but actually tries, loosely, "to set the music given on a number of paintings to sound," mostly by finding contemporary works that fit the forces involved. The vocal pieces are mostly humorous in mood, with a peculiarly Dutch vein of wryly treated sexual frustration appearing in several of them; lamentations, more serious texts, and instrumental dances are sprinkled through the program for contrast. The texts are given only in Dutch, and even these require some footnotes to translate the popular language of 350 years ago into the modern language, but summaries are provided in German and English as well (and the extensive and informative booklet notes also appear in those languages). The overall product is a fun, zippy program for speakers of any language, with the vocalists of the Camerata Trajectina lustily digging into the comic texts, and those studying Dutch Golden Age portraiture or even contemplating a trip to see Holland's great collections of Hals paintings should be sure to stick a copy of this disc in their carry-on luggage.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Drink-Liedt op de Peeckel-haringh
    02:31
  • 2
    Tot lof van Sparens-Stadt
    02:41
  • 3
    De Coninginne Alciones Droom
    03:02
  • 4
    's Goudts krachten
    02:03
  • 5
    Allemande Quaet paerdt
    01:12
  • 6
    Daer is een Leeuwerck doot ghevalle
    00:35
  • 7
    Geyle Hertoginne
    02:46
  • 8
    Aenhoort dit droeve klachje
    03:00
  • 9
    Spoeyt u voetjes, treet wat aen
    03:20
  • 10
    Drink-Liedt (Kittebroers)
    02:23
  • 11
    Van Amoureuse Joosje
    02:26
  • 12
    Hoort Louweris-Oom
    02:23
  • 13
    Te Haerlem in de Witte Swaen
    00:49
  • 14
    Out Haerlem
    00:49
  • 15
    'T Schijnt dat mijn zieltje
    02:24
  • 16
    Tijmes lof
    02:32
  • 17
    Het Gehoor
    00:48
  • 18
    Dooden-Dans
    02:19
  • 19
    De Boere Vreught
    01:23
  • 20
    Boerenbruiloft
    04:53
  • 21
    De Westfeeling mit dem Kinne
    03:38
  • 22
    Jan pryst den klaaren wyn
    01:23
  • 23
    Vryazie tussen Koert en Angeniet
    04:59
  • 24
    Kees zit van 's morgens vroeg
    02:45
  • 25
    Dries schoon kaal
    01:12
  • 26
    Zaamenspraak tussen Man en Vrouw
    01:37