A Nocte Temporis

Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor, director



Erbarme dich, an all-Bach programme of arias for tenor, flute, cello and harpsichord, performed by the multi-award-winning Flemish tenor and French Baroque ensemble.
Anna Besson, flute
Marc Meisel, harpsichord
Salomé Gasselin, viola da gamba



Choral prelude: ‘Herr Christ der ein’ge Gottes Sohn’ – BWV601
Choral: Herr Christ der ein’ge Gottes Sohn
Aria: Ach ziehe die Seele mit Seilen der Liebe – BWV96
Recit: Ach! Ich bin ein Kind der Sünden
Aria: Das Blut so meine Schuld durchschtreicht – BWV78
Sicilienne from the sonate in Es Major BWV 1031
Aria: Wenn auch gleich aus der Höllen – BWV 107
Aria: Lass, o Fürst der Cherubinen – BWV 130
Prélude and allemande from the cello suite no.1 in G major BWV1007
Aria: Drum ich mich ihm ergebe – BWV107
Sarabande from the Partita for flute solo BWV1013
Aria: Wo wird in diesem Jammertale – BWV 114
Andante from the sonate BWV1034 for flute and continuo
Aria: Erschüttre dich nur nicht – BWV99
Prélude choral ‘Erbarm’ dich‘ – BWV721
Recit: Ich habe wieder Gott gehandelt
Aria: Erbarme dich – BWV55

Reinoud Van Mechelen graduated from the Brussels Royal Conservatoire in 2012 and was awarded the prestigious Caecilia Prize for Young Musician of the Year by the Belgian music press in 2017. After working for several years as a soloist with conductors including William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Hervé Niquet and Christophe Rousset, he founded his own ensemble A Nocte Temporis in 2016.


A Nocte Temporis means ‘from time immemorial’: a nod toward the past, to what is changing, and especially toward what remains unchanged. The aim is to present historically-informed performances that touch the emotions of as wide an audience as possible. The ensemble’s two CDs, Erbarme dich: Arias of J. S. Bach for tenor and flute (2016) and Clérambault: Cantates françaises (2018), have been released to unanimous critical acclaim, and gained awards including two CHOCs from Classica magazine (‘A Bach recording blessed by the Gods’), five Diapasons, a Diapason d’Or, and a Caecilia Prize as one of the ten best recordings of 2016.


After touring its Bach programme to Warsaw, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Pavia, A Nocte Temporis has been invited to perform at prestigious venues including the Festival Radio France (Montpellier), MA Festival (Brugge), Bozar (Brussels), Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles and Wigmore Hall. Their Gregynog Festival recital marks their début appearance in Wales.


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