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Thou singest ye carol

sun 14 mar 2021 11:00 

Evert Jan Nagtegaal and the Art of Song

The countertenor

In this episode of ‘Die Sanck een Liedt’, you will not hear a composer, lyricist, or singer. Instead, this time, we will focus on a voice type: the countertenor. By listening to a boy soprano and a castrato, you will hear beautiful examples of different countertenors and their very diverse repertoire.




  1. George Frederick Handel – (from: Messiah) ‘If God be for us’
    Bejun Mehta, boy soprano; Soloists of the Los Angeles Orchestra
  2. George Frederick Handel – (from: ‘Amadigi di Gaula’) ‘Senta di gioia’
    Bejun Mehta, countertenor; Freiburger Barockorchester conducted by René Jacobs
  3. Moses Hogan (arr.) 1. ‘Ole Time Religion’ 2. ‘Oh, what a beautiful City’
    Derek Lee Ragin, Male alto; Moses Hogan, piano; New World Ensemble
  4. Carlo Broschi (Farinelli) – ‘Che chiedi? Che brami?’
    Angelo Manzotti, sopranista; Maria Pia Jacoboni, harpsichord; I Solisti di Roma Farinelli
  5. Thomas Ford – ‘Since first I saw your face’
    James Bowman, countertenor; The King’s Consort conducted by Robert King
  6. Nicola Fago – (from: ‘Il faraone sommerso’) ‘Alla gente a Dio diletta’
    Jacub Jozef Orlinski, countertenor; Il Pomo d’Oro conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev
  7. 1. (from: ‘The Maids of Shore’) ‘The Salley Gardens’ 2. George Frederick Handel – (from: ‘Rodelinda, Regina de Longobardi’) ‘Dove sei’ 3.  Andreas Scholl/arr.Reinhardt Wagner – ‘White as Lilies’
    Andreas Scholl, countertenor; with 1. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 2. Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 3. Orchestre Philharmonique de Camargue, Karl Ernst Schröder, lute conducted by Reinhardt Wagner
  8. ‘Risotto alla Milanese no. 2’ – Philippe Jaroussky, Lucilla Galeazzi, King’s Singers, l’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar (Utrecht, Vredenburg 3 September 2006)


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