Holland Baroque Society & Eric Vloeimans
Old, New & Blue: Holland Baroque Society Meets Eric Vloeimans
SACD | Channel Classics | 0723385356134 | CCS 35613 | 09-13
‘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.
“...these musicians simply seek out the music's inner drama and bring it to the fore.”
Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel, July 2012 (On Vivaldi - La Cetra, with Rachel Podger)
“The disc makes fascinating listening and the more we listen to it the better sense it makes. [...] The Holland Baroque Society performs Telemann with vigour and panache. Recorded sound is vivid.”
Nicholas Anderson, International Record review, December 2011. (On Barbaric Beauty, with Milos Valent)
Free of fuss and convention, Holland Baroque Society takes to the stage with a variety of programmes. Baroque music is the key, but these musicians build bridges to other styles and arts. Balanced between tradition and renewal, they pursue the topicality of musical experience.
Eric Vloeimans (Huizen, 1963) is an improvising trumpeter and composer who regards the term ‘jazz’ as too limiting to describe his music. His work is characterized by melodic and lyrical power, and a distinctive, individual sound that is called velvety or whispering in the more subdued pieces.
Neue Wege und Klänge mit dem Jazztrompeter Eric Vloeimans und der Holland Baroque Society.
Das Zusammenspiel zwischen der Holland Baroque Society und Eric Vloeimans hat seine Wurzeln in der Barockmusik, offnet sich aber den Klängen unserer Zeit und überschreitet Epochen.
Trompete, Bandoneon und die historischen Instrumente verschmelzen zu einem klangvollen Ereignis.
Erci Vloeimans gibt darüberhinaus mit seinem melodischen Spiel und seiner lyrischen Ausdruckskraft den individuellen Sound on top.
1. Vloeimans - Mine own King am I & Joel
2. Bach - Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte
3. Bach - Choral Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, BWV 22
4. Susato - Pavane Mille Regretz
5. Vloeimans - Tender Mercies
6. Vloeimans - Sans Parure
7. Tallis - If ye Love me
8. Vloeimans - Wet Feet
9. Hammerschmidt - Paduan a5
10. Steenbrink - Ciacony
11. Vloeimans - Tender Mercies
12. McCartney - Blackbird
1Mine own King Am I & Joel07:42Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
2ach, Dass Ich Wassers Gnug Hätte01:57Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
3Choral Ertot Uns Durch Den Güte, BWV 2205:50Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
4Pavane Mille Regretz08:04Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
5Tender Mercies04:12Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
6Sans Parure06:07Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
7If Ye Love Me08:00Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
8Wet Feet04:08Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
9Paduan A 504:25Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
10Ciacony04:09Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
11Tender Mercies03:33Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian
12Blackbird04:22Composer: Vloeimans, Eric, Bach, Johann Sebastian