Renaissance Players

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The Renaissance Players
OriginSydney
Years active1967[1] – 2014

The Renaissance Players were an Australian early music ensemble directed by Winsome Evans.[2][3] Their album Mirror of Light received a nomination for the 1997 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album.

Discography[edit]

  • Memories Of English Minstrelsy (1976) – Viking
  • Adam's Apple (1977) – Cherry Pie
  • The Captive Unicorn (2LP) (1978) – Cherry Pie
  • The Sibyl's Giggle (1979) – Cherry Pie
  • The Cat's Fiddlestick (1981) – Cherry Pie
  • The Muses' Gift (Dances I) (1993) – Walsingham Classics
  • Venus' Fire (Dances II) (1994) – Walsingham Classics
  • The Ring Of Creation (Dances III) (1994) – Walsingham Classics
  • Garland Dances (Dances IV) (1995) – Walsingham Classics
  • Songs For A Wise King (Cantigas I) (1996) – Walsingham Classics
  • Maria Morning Star (Cantigas II) (1996) – Walsingham Classics
  • Mirror of Light (Cantigas III) (1996) – Walsingham Classics
  • Thorns Of Fire (The Sephardic Experience I) (1998) – Celestial Harmonies[4]
  • Apples & Honey (The Sephardic Experience II) (1998) – Celestial Harmonies[5]
  • Gazelle & Flea (The Sephardic Experience III) (1999) – Celestial Harmonies
  • Eggplants (The Sephardic Experience IV) (1999) – Celestial Harmonies
  • Testament (Archangels' Banquet/Shepherds' Delight) (2CD) (2000) – Celestial Harmonies
  • Of Numbers And Miracles – Selected Cantigas de Santa Maria (2001) – Celestial Harmonies
  • Adam's Apple (Limited CD reissue) (2006) – Cherry Pie
  • The Sibyl's Giggle (Limited CD reissue) (2006) – Cherry Pie
  • Pilgrimage to Montserrat (2CD) (2014) – Tall Poppies[6]
  • Memories Of English Minstrelsy (Expanded Limited CD reissue with bonus archive material) (2014)
  • Pillar of Wisdom (Cantigas IV) (2014) – Tall Poppies
  • Gabriel’s Message (Cantigas V) (2014)[7] – Tall Poppies

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mccallum, Peter (19 September 1988), "An unlikely celebration", Sydney Morning Herald
  2. ^ Strahle, Graham (7 February 2015), "Music reviews", The Australian
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason, "Renaissance Players", allMusic
  4. ^ Schulte, Tom, "Winsome Evans / Renaissance Players. The Sephardic Experience, Vol. 1: Thorns of Fire", allMusic
  5. ^ Patterson, John W., "Renaissance Players. The Sephardic Experience, Vol. 2: Apples and Honey", allMusic
  6. ^ Moffatt, Steve (5 December 2014), "Album review: Pilgrimage to Montserrat is a surprising journey with The Renaissance Players", Manly Daily
  7. ^ Ballam-Cross, Paul (31 July 2015), "'Gabriel's Message (The Renaissance Players/Winsome Evans)", Limelight Magazine