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Theresa Caudle


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Director: Theresa Caudle


Violino o Cornetto

Theresa Caudle’s recording (with Canzona) of virtuoso solo sonatas from 17th century Italy from Cima to Corelli, exploring the use of violin and cornett and the development of a purely violinistic idiom.  Nimbus Alliance NI6134

Theresa Caudle – violin & cornett

Mark Caudle – bass violin & cello

Alastair Ross – organ & harpsichord

David Miller – chitarrone

Motets for one, two and three voices by

André Campra (1660-1744)

Philippa Hyde (soprano)

Rodrigo del Pozo  (haute-contre)

Peter Harvey  (bass)


Theresa Caudle (baroque violin/director)

Jean Paterson(baroque violin)

Christine Garratt & Siu Peasgood (baroque flutes)

Mark Caudle (viola da gamba)

Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)

Laurence Cummings (organ)

Etcetera Record Company KTC1201

“The fact that there was a pervasive element of interchangeability between the violin and the ‘cornett’ in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries allows Caudle to alternate between her two instruments with amazing facility and control….Throughout, textual and interpretative decisions have been gauged with acumen. The performances of the ensemble are beyond reproach and the spacious acoustic suits these works very well. Add a fine documentary booklet and you have an investigative recital of great persuasive power and real spirit.”

Jonathan Woolf: Music Web international

“……great facility on both instruments……..full steady tone and impressive agility. “

Stephen Cassidy: Early Music Review

“She demonstrates the vocal and expressive qualities of both the violin and the cornett….. She performs the fast sections of these works with great verve and the slower more reflective ones with affecting expression…”

Robin Stowell: The Strad

Recording Violino o Cornetto at East Woodhay Church, Hampshire

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“André Campra is one of the most constantly rewarding composers who were active during the half-century or so between the death of Lully and the performance of Rameau’s first opera in 1733…. All three [singers] make lively contributions, bringing out both Campra’s gift in contemplative writing and his ability to enliven the Latin texts with harmonic radiance and expressive fervour. The instrumental support is fluent and sympathetic to the vocal declamation.”

Nicholas Anderson, The Gramophone

“The performers … present the music with an affectionate spontaneity that renders their artifices of ornamentation and 'notes inégales' briskly vivacious, or delicately expressive, or exquisitely sensual, as occasion offers. The ensemble called Canzona is directed by Theresa Caudle with an elegance appropriate to the music.”

Wilfrid Mellors, Music & Vision

“These young singers are obviously enjoying themselves and this really shines through …… these performances from Canzona are disarmingly natural.”

Simon Heighes, CD Review, Radio 3

“One wonders why the Petits Motets by Campra have so few champions nowadays. We can only rejoice at the initiative of our English neighbour Theresa Caudle in dedicating an entire disc to them ….. effective, articulate, refined, well-played, admirably cast [Rodrigo del Pozo is a true haute-contre], performed with care and taste, and founded on a discreet yet secure musicality.”

Ivan A. Alexandre, Diapason

“Canzona refreshingly disseminates knowledge of the French baroque composer André Campra ........ excellent singers……. the strings have silver tone, the winds are truly woody.”

Rick Jones, CD Choice, Evening Standard/Hot Tickets

Track 1 - Cima: Sonata per violino e basso


Track 7 - Marini: Sonata per sonar con due corde


Track 5 - O Jesu Amantissime (Rodrigo del Pozo)

O Jesu.WMA

Track 7 - Laudate Dominum (Peter Harvey)


Track 11 - Dissipa Domine (three voices)


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Contact us……

For further information please e-mail or contact:

Jill Caudle, General Manager - 118 Wise Lane, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wilts SP3 6AB   Tel: 01747 830625  Fax: 0843 290 9026  


Polly Smith, Marketing Manager - 32 Gatwick Road, London SW18 5UF  Tel: 020 8425 9298  e-mail:

Theresa Caudle, Director - Apple Tree Cottage, Well Street, Burghclere, Nr Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9HS  


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