Alfred Deller

Countertenor. Born 31 May 1912. Died 16 July 1979
Alfred Deller
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1912-05-31
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Alfred Deller

Alfred Deller Biography (Wikipedia)

Alfred George Deller, CBE (31 May 1912 – 16 July 1979), was an English singer and one of the main figures in popularising the return of the countertenor voice in Renaissance and Baroque music during the 20th century.

He is sometimes referred to as the "godfather of the countertenor". His style in singing lute song, with extensive use of rubato and extemporised ornamentation, was seen as radical and controversial in his day but is now considered the norm.

Deller was an influential figure in the renaissance of early music: an early proponent of "original instrument performance" and one of the first to bring this form to the popular consciousness through his broadcasts on the BBC. He also founded the Stour Music Festival in 1962, one of the first and most important early music festivals in the world.

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Alfred Deller Tracks

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Down In Yon Forest
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Down In Yon Forest
Henry Purcell
Come Ye Sons of Art
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Come Ye Sons of Art
Anon.
The Willow Song
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The Willow Song
Philip Rosseter
When Laura smiles
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When Laura smiles
Philip Rosseter
What then is love but mourning?
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What then is love but mourning?
Anon.
I will give my love an apple
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I will give my love an apple
Johann Sebastian Bach
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi
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Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi
George Frideric Handel
Eternal Source of Light Divine
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Eternal Source of Light Divine
Henry Purcell
Sound the Trumpet
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Sound the Trumpet

Sound the Trumpet

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Oriana Concert Orchestra
Anon.
The Three Ravens
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The Three Ravens
Henry Purcell
King Arthur: Act III, sc.2: Prelude
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King Arthur: Act III, sc.2: Prelude
Traditional, Desmond Dupré & Alfred Deller
The Three Ravens
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The Three Ravens

The Three Ravens

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Orlando Gibbons
The Silver Swan
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The Silver Swan
Benjamin Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 3 (conclusion): "Now the hungry lion roars"
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 3 (conclusion): "Now the hungry lion roars"
Henry Purcell
Music for a while (Oedipus)
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Music for a while (Oedipus)
Thomas Morley
O mistress mine
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O mistress mine
Orlando Gibbons
Great King of Gods [Lord of Lords] - verse anthem
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Great King of Gods [Lord of Lords] - verse anthem
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
Thomas Campion
I Care Not For These Ladies
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I Care Not For These Ladies
Henry Purcell
Come ye sons of art away (Come ye sons of art)
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Come ye sons of art away (Come ye sons of art)

Come ye sons of art away (Come ye sons of art)

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Oriana Concert Orchestra
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Oriana Concert Choir
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Henry Purcell
Thus to a ripe consenting maid [The old bachelor]
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Thus to a ripe consenting maid [The old bachelor]
Henry Purcell
Music for a while from Oedipus
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Music for a while from Oedipus
Henry Purcell
Sound the Trumpet from Come Ye Sons of Art
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Sound the Trumpet from Come Ye Sons of Art
Benjamin Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
John Dowland
Flow not so fast, ye fountains
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Flow not so fast, ye fountains
Henry Purcell
Fairy Queen Act IV Symphony (Sonata while the Sun rises)
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Fairy Queen Act IV Symphony (Sonata while the Sun rises)
John Dowland
Fine knacks for ladies
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Fine knacks for ladies
John Blow
So ceas'd the rival crew (Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell)
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So ceas'd the rival crew (Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell)
Henry Purcell
Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)
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Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)
George Frideric Handel
Rodelinda, Regina De' Longobardi - Dove Sei
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Rodelinda, Regina De' Longobardi - Dove Sei
Orlando Gibbons
This is the record of John
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This is the record of John

This is the record of John

Ensemble
Deller Consort
Gamba Consort Of Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Trad Montana
Seeds of Love
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Seeds of Love
William Byrd
Lulla, lullaby (My Sweet Little Darling)
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Lulla, lullaby (My Sweet Little Darling)
anon., Desmond Dupré & Alfred Deller
Have you seen the white lily grow
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Have you seen the white lily grow
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The Cuckoo
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The Cuckoo
Desmond Dupré
The Oak and the Ash
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The Oak and the Ash
Benjamin Britten
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - How now, mad Spirit?
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream - How now, mad Spirit?
Desmond Dupré
O mistress mine - song for voice and continuo
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O mistress mine - song for voice and continuo
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1963: Prom 35
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-08-29T01:42:52
29
Aug
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 35

Royal Albert Hall

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