Album: Coprario, Funeral Teares, (Zigzag)

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Born plain John Cooper, Giovanni Coprario became one of the most successful musicians of early 17th-century England and an inadvertent chronicler of deaths and marriages.

"Funeral Teares" (1606) is a monument to Charles "Mountjoy" Blount, Songs of Mourning (1613) a response to the death of Prince Henry, Masque of Squires (1614), to celebrate a royal wedding. Soprano Anne Delafosse-Quentin and counter tenor Paulin Bündgen's historical pronunciation sounds distinctly Scottish. The viols, lute and harp are, however, reliably Italianate.

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