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Time Stands Still
Audio CD | Import
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1. His Golden Locks Time Hath To Silver Turned - John Dowland
2. Though You Are Young And I Am Old
3. Come, Cheerful Day
4. Lost Is My Liberty - Anonymous
5. It As A Time When Silly Bees Could Speak - John Dowland
6. Go, Passions, To The Cruel Fair
7. Far From Triumphing Court - John Dowland
8. Now Each Creature
9. Time, Cruel Time
10. He Whose Desires Are Still Abroad
12. Flow Not So Fast , Ye Fountains - John Dowland
13. What Then Is Love But Mourning?
14. Time Stands Still
15. Gather Your Rosebuds
16. Mignone Allons - Anonymous
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Top Customer Reviews
on September 22, 2013
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
So poigniant and delicate. You have to work hard to dechipher Elizabethan/Jacobean English but Miss Kirby provides a wonderfull leaflet which explains the finer points. In my top 10 classic Albums
on July 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This CD is at once a stunning example of vocal virtuosity; an amazing example of the intimacy of LIVE performace captured on a recording; a wonderfully ambient recording; an introduction to the glories of English Renaissance song; and a meditation on the passage of time, on the brevity and sweetness of life, and the spectral, though in some regards rewarding, inevitability of old age and death. As the "Editorial Review" above states, Kirkby's command of "subtle inflection of melody, imagination and taste in added embellishment, and sensitivity to nuance in both text and melody" are truly astounding. But this is too academic for such a powerfully emotional recording. Simply sit down with the text in hand (all the texts are contained in the CD booklet), and notice how Kirkby emphasizes a word here, or alters a musical phrase in a repeat, there. Her mastery of such musical "gimmicks," if you will, is unmatched. The effect is profound: the texts are brought alive. We can hear the melancholy and wistfulness of Dowland, the profound awareness of the deep meaning of the temporality of human existence couched in the formalisms of Elizabethan courtly language, and yet modern in an almost existentialist way. Feel the shiver up your spine, and recognize in this shiver the visceral, and yet not violent, confrontation with your own mortality. This is an album for the ages, and for all the ages of an individual, an album whose meaning reaches across the life-span.