Holland Baroque Society, Eric Vloiemans – Old, New & Blue (2013) DSF DSD64

Holland Baroque Society, Eric Vloiemans – Old, New & Blue (2013)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:03:00 minutes | 2,49 GB | Genre: Classical
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‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is the traditional English bridal rhyme, ending with and a silver sixpence in her shoe. Five little things, often pieces of clothes, small presents or even heirlooms to bring good luck to the bride. Something old stands for tradition and family, something new for a hopeful future and forthcoming happiness, something borrowed reminds the bride of all her friends, always ready to advise and assist, and something blue symbolises the love and fidelity of the new couple. And finally a silver sixpence to bring wealth.

Whether superstitious or not, the message is clear: don’t marry on the spur of the moment, it needs preparation and consideration. Or don’t you think so? Would you dare to just tie the knot, confidently taking everything with you without a second thought? Do you believe in love at first sight? You just know it will be fine…

The match between Holland Baroque Society and Eric Vloeimans has a little of both. One of the marriage partners – leaving aside who is the bride and who the groom – stands firmly in the world of the Baroque but pricks up its ears to the sounds of today. The other is a magician on the trumpet, improvising, composing, listening and ever ready to learn. A marriage between two such different partners inevitably blurs boundaries and makes time flow. The trumpet, bandoneon and historical instruments merge to create a colourful present for all listeners, like the icing on a wedding cake.


Eric Vloeimans (b.1963)
1 Mine own King Am I & Joel 07:42
Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
2 Ach, Dass Ich Wassers Gnug Hätte 01:57
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
3 Choral Ertot Uns Durch Den Güte, BWV 22 05:50
Tielman Susato (ca1510/15-c.1570)
Josquin des Prez (1440/50-1521)
Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560)
4 Pavane Mille Regretz/Mille Regretz/Mille Regres 08:04
Eric Vloeimans (b.1963)
5 Tender Mercies 04:12
6 Sans Parure 06:07
Thomas Tallis (1505?-1585)
7 If Ye Love Me 08:00
Eric Vloeimans (b.1963)
8 Wet Feet 04:08
Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611/12-1675)
9 Paduan A 5 04:25
Judith Steenbrink
10 Ciacony 04:09
Eric Vloeimans (b.1963)
11 Tender Mercies 03:33
John Lennon, Paul McCartney
12 Blackbird 04:22

Eric Vloeimans, trumpet
Marc Constandse, bandoneon
Holland Baroque Society:
Violin 1: Judith Steenbrink, Peter Michalik, David Wish
Violin 2: Maite Larburu, Annelies van der Vegt, Antina Hugosson
Viola: Esther van der Eijk, Stefano Rossi
Cello: Tomasz Pokrzywinski, Steuart Pincombe
Double bass and Violone: Christine Sticher
Organ: Tineke Steenbrink
Lute: Christoph Sommer

Recorded: May 2013, Philharmonie Haarlem, Haarlem, Holland




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