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English Madrigals from the Oxford University Press Book of English Madrigals

English Madrigals from the Oxford University Press Book of English Madrigals
English Madrigals from the Oxford University Press Book of English Madrigals

English Madrigals

 

from the Oxford Book of Madrigals

Pro Cantione Antiqua
Philip Ledger, director

Catalogue Number: ALC 1039
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 64:35



Twenty-two of the most popular English madrigals sung by the incomparable Pro Cantione Antiqua and friends under the direction of master vocal director Philip Ledger.

  • [1] John Wilbye: Flora gave me fairest flowers (1:17)
  • [2] Thomas Weelkes: O care, thou wilt dispatch me (4:09)
  • [3] Thomas Greaves: Come away, sweet love (1:29)
  • [4] John Wilbye: Draw on sweet night (4:52)
  • [5] John Farmer: Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone (1:37)
  • [6] William Byrd: Lullaby, my sweet little baby (4:24)
  • [7] Thomas Tomkins: O yes! Has any found a lad? (1:50)
  • [8] Giles Farnaby: Construe my meaning (1:37)
  • [9] John Wilbye: Adieu, sweet Amaryllis (2:11)
  • [10] Thomas Morley: Now is the month of Maying (1:58)
  • [11] Orlando Gibbons: The silver swan (1:22)
  • [12] George Kirbye: See what a maze of error (1:47)
  • [13] Thomas Tomkins: Too much I once lamented (5:54)
  • [14] John Wilbye: Weep, weep, mine eyes (4:22)
  • [15] Thomas Morley: Sing we and chant it (1:45)
  • [16] Orlando Gibbons: What is our life? (4:09)
  • [17] Thomas Weelkes: Sing we at pleasure (1:59)
  • [18] John Ward: Out from the vale of deep despair (3:38)
  • [19] John Bennet: Weep O mine eyes (2:16)
  • [20] Michael East: Quick, quick away dispatch (3:12)
  • [21] Thomas Bateson: Those sweet delightful lilies (2:29)
  • [22] John Wilbye : Sweet honey-sucking bees (4:27)

Pro Cantione Antiqua
Paul Esswood, Simon Gay and Kevin Smith, countertenors
James Griffett and Ian Partridge, tenors
Brian Etheridge, Stephen Roberts and David Thomas, basses
with Rosemary Hardy, Elizabeth Lane and Mary Thomas, sopranos
Philip Ledger, director

Time: 64:35
Recorded in 1979 under the auspices of Oxford University Press