Apollo5: The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons




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Published on Oct 26, 2019

The British vocal ensemble, Apollo5, performs Orlando Gibbons' (1583-1625) motet 'The Silver Swan'.

The silver swan, who living had no note,
When death approached, unlocked her silent throat;
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more:
“Farewell, all joys; Oh death, come close mine eyes;
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.


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Recording Producers - Paul Smith & Dave Rowell
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer - Dave Rowell
Editing - Dave Rowell & Will Brown
Film Director - Nicola Sersale
Shoot Director - Jan Keliris
Cover Artwork - Clare Stewart
We are very grateful to the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers for the use of the beautiful Plaisterers' Hall in filming this video

Penelope Appleyard
Clare Stewart
Joshua Cooter
Oliver Martin-Smith
Greg Link


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