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Matthew Locke
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke (ca. 1621 – August 1677) was an English Baroque composer and music theorist.
 
Locke was born in Exeter and later trained in the choir of Exeter Cathedral, under Edward Gibbons, the brother of Orlando Gibbons. At the age of eighteen Locke travelled to the Netherlands, possibly converting to Roman Catholicism at the time.
Locke, with Christopher Gibbons (the son of Orlando), composed the score for Cupid and Death, the 1653 masque by Caroline-era playwright James Shirley. Their score for that work is the sole surviving score for a dramatic work from that era. Locke was one of the quintet of composers who provided music for The Siege of Rhodes (1656), the breakthrough early opera by Sir William Davenant. Locke wrote music for subsequent Davenant operas, The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru (1658) and The History of Sir Francis Drake (1659). He wrote the music for the processional march for the coronation of Charles II.
In 1673 Locke's treatise on music theory, Melothesia, was published. The title page describes him as "Composer in Ordinary to His Majesty, and organist of her Majesty's chapel"—those monarchs being Charles II and Catherine of Braganza. Locke also served King Charles as Composer of the Wind Music ("music for the King's sackbutts and cornets"), and Composer for the Violins. (His successor in the latter office was Henry Purcell; Locke was a family friend and may have had an influence on the young composer). In 1675 he composed the music for the score of Thomas Shadwell's Psyche.

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Matthew Locke - Suite 1&2
 
Published on Jul 13, 2012
Suite 1
1:Fantazie
2:Courante
3:Ayre
4:Sarabande
Suite2 12:50~
1:Fantazie
2:Courante
3:Ayre
4:Saraband

Jordi savall & HESPERION XX

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke - The Broken Consort - Suite 1 part 1/2
 
Uploaded on Sep 13, 2008
The Broken Consort - Suite 1 in G minor
Matthew Locke

Fantasy

Peter Holman
The Parley of Instruments

Pitch: a = 440 Hz
Temperament: 1/5 comma meantone

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke - The Broken Consort - Suite 1 part 2/2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M. Locke-Suite in G major (Broken Consort No 2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CUPID & DEATH (Cupido e Morte) - Intro (1/4)
 
Masque di James Shirley. Musiche di Matthew Locke e Christopher Gibbons (1653).
Introduzione.
La storia: "Cupido e Morte trascorrono la notte in una locanda. Il maggiordomo per dispetto scambia i loro archi: coś Cupido uccide i giovani che vuol far unire, mentre Morte fa innamorare quelli che colpisce. L'intervento di Mercurio, inviato dagli dei, rimette le cose a posto: il maggiordomo viene punito e si innamora delle sue scimmiette che gli vengono rapite da un satiro; invece i giovani amanti prematuramente scomparsi sono condotti alle perenni beatitudini dei Campi Elisi"
 
 
 
 
 
CUPID & DEATH (Cupido e Morte) - Natura e balletto (2/4)
 
Masque di James Shirley. Musiche di Matthew Locke e Christopher Gibbons (1653).
"Natura introduce due anziani ormai al termine della loro vita ma le frecce di Morte danno loro energia e vitalità e i due iniziano a danzare di nuovo giovani e innamorati"
 
 
 
 
 
CUPID & DEATH (Cupido e Morte) - Coro (3/4)
 
Masque di James Shirley. Musiche di Matthew Locke e Christopher Gibbons (1653).
"Il coro supplica Cupido di rendersi conto dei suoi errori e di avere pietà degli amanti. Ma purtroppo Cupido è del tutto ignaro di cị che sta compiendo"
 
 
 
 
 
 
CUPID & DEATH (Cupido e Morte) - Mercurio (4/4)
 
Masque di James Shirley. Musiche di Matthew Locke e Christopher Gibbons (1653).
"Mercurio, inviato dagli Dei, rimprovera Cupido e Morte per non essersi resi conto delle conseguenze dei propri atti; li costringe a scambiarsi archi e frecce, rimettendo a posto le cose. Informa poi Natura che gli amanti morti saranno per sempre beati nei Campi Elisi"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Locke - Psyche; While we to Mars
 
Uploaded on Mar 11, 2011
Matthew Locke (1621 - 1677)
Psyche, A Tragedy (1675)
First performed: 27 February 1675
Words by Thomas Shadwell

New London Concert
Philip Pickett

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ouverture from Masque "Cupid and Death" - Halasto Choir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke - How Doth the City Sit Solitary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke-(1/3) Music for 'The Tempest' (Il Giardino Armonico)
 
Uploaded on Oct 10, 2009
Matthew Locke~Music for 'The Tempest'
for orchestra and basso continuo
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini~Direction

The First Musick
I. Introduction
II. Galliard
III. Gavot
The Second musick
IV. Saraband
V. Lilk

 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Locke The Tempest (1/9) - First Musick
 
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (2/9) - Second Musick (Matthew Locke)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (3/9) - First Act Tune {Devil's Masque}
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (4/9) - Second Act Tune (Dance, Aria and Chorus)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (5/9) - Second Act Tune, part two (Airs and Dance)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (6/9) - Third Act Tune (Dances and Air)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (7/9) - Fourth Act Tune (Dance and Masque)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (8/9) - Fourth Act Tune, second part (Dances and Masque)
 
 
 
 
The Tempest (9/9) - Conclusion (Canon a 4)
 
 
 
 
 
     
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