The Marini Consort | Secrets of the Heavens With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine King

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Secrets of the Heavens With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine King

by The Marini Consort

Seven Hymns of Orpheus to the Planetary Gods, with music and song by Agricola, Ghizeghem, Isaac, Josquin, Tromboncino, Obrecht and others - in the spirit of the Orphic singing of the 15th Century Florentine Philosopher, Marsilio Ficino.
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1. Sapphic Ode The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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2. Invocation to the Moon The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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3. Fantasia Segundo Tono The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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4. Invocation to Mercury The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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5. Der Hund The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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6. Chui Dicese The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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7. Invocation to Venus The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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8. Virgine Bella The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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9. Invocation to the Sun The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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10. Iam Fulsit Sol The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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11. In Te Domine The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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12. Invocation to Mars The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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13. Alla Guerra The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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14. Invocation to Jupiter The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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15. Pavana La Cornetta Galiarda La Cornetta The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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16. Invocation to Saturn The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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17. Fors Seulement The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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18. Mille Regretz The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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19. Final Reading The Marini Consort With Mark Rylance, Mark Tucker and Catherine
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Seven Invocations for the Contemplation of Things Celestial

Experience the music of the spheres with this CD recording of the Hymns of Orpheus, translated from Greek into Latin in the 15th century, now set to music by the Marini Consort with the singers Catherine King and Mark Tucker.

In Renaissance Florence the magus and philosopher Marsilio Ficino likened himself to Orpheus, as he took up his lyre and sang hymns to the planetary gods - both to alleviate his own melancholy and to heal others. We have followed his descriptions of astrological music, and used the different musical modes attributed to the planets by 15th century music theorists, to compose our own settings of Orphic invocations, which are interspersed with 15th and 16th century music and song in the spirit of each god.

The former director of the Globe Theatre, Mark Rylance, reads the words of Ficino himself to introduce each invocation. Accompanied by the delicate but powerful sonorities of voices, lute, viols and lira da braccio, we invite you on a journey through the spheres from the Moon to the highest sphere of Saturn, the planet devoted to divine contemplation. As Ficino tells us:

"These celestial bodies are not to be sought by us outside in some other place; for the heavens in their entirety are within us, in whom the light of life and the origin of heaven dwell."


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