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John Mark Ainsley

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John Mark Ainsley (born 9 July 1963) is an English lyric tenor. Known for his supple voice, Ainsley is particularly admired for his interpretations of baroque music and the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. More recently he has gravitated successfully ...

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John Mark Ainsley (born 9 July 1963) is an English lyric tenor. Known for his supple voice, Ainsley is particularly admired for his interpretations of baroque music and the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. More recently he has gravitated successfully towards 20th-century music, singing in operas by Henze, Janáček, and Britten.

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Of old when heroes thought it base  Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
Of old when heroes thought it base Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
Singer
Stephen Richardson
Michael Chance
Michael George
John Mark Ainsley
Nachthelle  D.892 for tenor, male chorus and piano
Nachthelle D.892 for tenor, male chorus and piano
Choir
Schubert Chorale of London
Gondelfahrer  D.809 for male voices and piano
Gondelfahrer D.809 for male voices and piano
Choir
Schubert Chorale of London
2 English folk songs, arr. for voice and violin: Searching for Lambs & The Lawyer
2 English folk songs, arr. for voice and violin: Searching for Lambs & The Lawyer
Performer
Dies natalis Op.8 for voice and string orchestra
Dies natalis Op.8 for voice and string orchestra
Last played on
Along the Field – ‘Good-bye’ and ‘Fancy’s Knell’
Along the Field – ‘Good-bye’ and ‘Fancy’s Knell’
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Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Under the greenwood Tree (Five Shakespeare Songs, Op.23)
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Under the greenwood Tree (Five Shakespeare Songs, Op.23)
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Sound the trumpet, real. Britten for 2 voices and piano [from 'Come ye sons...']
Sound the trumpet, real. Britten for 2 voices and piano [from 'Come ye sons...']
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An Silvia D.891
An Silvia D.891
Performer
Graham Johnson, John Mark Ainsley & Franz Schubert
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Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)
Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)
Performer
Fiona Janes, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amanda Roocroft, John Mark Ainsley, Neal Davies & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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Nisi Dominus HWV.238 for alto, tenor, bass, chorus, strings & bc
Nisi Dominus HWV.238 for alto, tenor, bass, chorus, strings & bc
Performer
Westminster Abbey Orchestra, George Frideric Handel, Simon Preston, Diana Montague, John Mark Ainsley, Simon Birchall & Choir of Westminster Abbey
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Membra Jesu nostri - 7 passion cantatas BuxWV.75
Membra Jesu nostri - 7 passion cantatas BuxWV.75
Performer
Phantasm, Dietrich Buxtehude, Daniel Hyde, Giles Underwood, John Mark Ainsley & Robin Blaze
Last played on
Kyrie, from Mass in C Minor K. 427
Kyrie, from Mass in C Minor K. 427
Performer
David Thomas, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arleen Augér, Lynne Dawson, John Mark Ainsley, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester College Quiristers, Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood
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Intimations of immortality Op.29 for tenor, chorus and orchestra
Intimations of immortality Op.29 for tenor, chorus and orchestra
Performer
Matthew Best, Gerald Finzi, John Mark Ainsley, Corydon Orchestra & Corydon Singers
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Les Illuminations Op.18 for voice and string orchestra
Les Illuminations Op.18 for voice and string orchestra
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6 Original canzonettas - set 2 for voice and keyboard
The Lord is my Shepherd, from Hymnus Paradisi (excerpt)
The Lord is my Shepherd, from Hymnus Paradisi (excerpt)
Performer
Julie Kennard
L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
Performer
Last played on
Come ye sons of art away - birthday song for Queen Mary Z.323
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