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Traditional Glees & Madrigals

ALC 1095 - Traditional Glees & Madrigals
ALC 1095 - Traditional Glees & Madrigals

Traditional Glees & Madrigals

 

Mark Brown / Philip Ledger / Pro Cantione Antiqua

Catalogue Number: ALC 1095
Number of Discs: 1



“No trace of exaggeration here and the sense of fun is well calculated to tickle the audience, not just the singers. Such an expert group might be tempted to play it too cool, but they are in the capable hands of Mark Brown who …makes sure that points are not missed. … Excellent results.”
— Gramophone

This new collection, compiled from outstanding recordings by Engleand’s renowned Pro Cantione Antiqua, new collection to showcase traditional Glees to the growing young market of singing and glee clubs, takes a fascinating look at the traditional glee (from which “glee clubs” get their name) and its roots in secular madrigals.

Madrigals

    • 1: Hark All Ye Lovely Saints (Thomas Weelkes) 3:08
    • 2: Though Amaryllis Dance (William Byrd) 2:05
    • 3: Fyer, Fyer (Thomas Morley) 4:01
    • 4: Sweet Suffolk Owl (Thomas Vautor) 2:08
    • 5: April Is In My Mistress’ Face (Thomas Morley) 1:17
    • 6: Music Divine (Thomas Tomkins) 3:58
    • 7: Come, Gentle Swains (Michael Cavendish) 1:39
    • 8: My Bonny Lass She Smileth (Thomas Morley) 1:57
    • 9: Ah, Dear Heart (Orlando Gibbons) 1:44
    • 10: Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel (Thomas Weelkes) 1:12
    • 11: Sleep, Fleshly Birth (Robert Ramsey) 5:39
    • 12: O That The Learned Poets (Orlando Gibbons) 2:41

Glees

  • 13: Foresters Sound The Cheerful Horn (Henry Bishop) 1:47
  • 14: Epitaph On A Dormouse (Benjamin Cooke) 2:36
  • 15: Strike The Lyre (Thomas Cooke) 5:30
  • 16: The Goslings (J: Frederick Bridge) 2:04
  • 17: Two Snails (Bridge) 2:23
  • 18: Come Let Us Join The Roundelay (William Beale) 1:42
  • 19: Breathe Soft, Ye Winds (William Paxton) 1:37
  • 20: Sweet and Low (Joseph Barnby) 2:52
  • 21: There Is A Paradise On Earth (R. L. de Pearsall) 2:39
  • 22: Who Will O’er The Downs So Free (de Pearsall) 1:48
  • 23: Waters Of Elle (de Pearsall) 2:32
  • 24: The Kiss (Barnby) 2:24
  • 25: The Squirrel (George T. Smart) 3:49
  • 26: As Torrents In Summer (Sir Edward Elgar) 2:00
  • 27: The Long Day Closes (Sir Arthur Sullivan) 3:49