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Label : Vanguard
Format : Flac (image + cue)
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CD 1: Madrigals of Thomas Morley and John Wilbye
Thomas Morley
1 The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces (1595) – III: Now is the month of maying 1:47
2 Madrigalls to Foure Voyces… The First Booke (1594) – VII: In dew of roses 2:48
3 The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces (1595) – II: Shoot, false Love, I care not 2:41
4 The First Booke of Canzonets to Two Voyces (1595) – VII: Miraculous love’s wounding! 2:26
5 Madrigals to 3, 4, 5 Voyces (1597) – VIII: Hark, alleluia cheerly 2:11
6 Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces (1593) – XX: Arise, get up, my dear 1:53
7 The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces (1595) – XIX: Leave this tormenting 3:40
8 Madrigalls to Foure Voyces… The First Booke (1595) – V: I go before, my darling 1:28
9 The First set of English Madrigals (1594) – XX: Say, gentle nymphs 2:40
10 Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces (1595) – VI: Good morrow, fair ladies 2:15
11 Madrigalls to Foure Voyces… The First Booke (1594) – April is in my mistress’ face 1:32
12 Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces (1593) – XXIII: Though Philomela lost her love 1:12
13 The Triumphes of Oriana (1601) – XXIII: Hard by a crystal fountain 4:34
14 Canzonets or Little Short Songs to Three Voyces (1593) – VII: Whiter away, so fast 2:23
15 Canzonets or Little Short Aers to Five and Sixe Voyces (1597) – XVII: I follow, lo, the footing 2:20
16 VII: O grief! 2:07
17 The First Booke of Canzonets to Two Voyces (1595) – VII: When, lo, by break of morning 1:54
18 Madrigalls to Foure Voyces… The First Booke (1594) – XIV: Besides a fountain 2:05
19 The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces (1595) – XIV: Fire! Fire! my heart 3:58

John Wilbye
20 The First Set of English Madrigals (1598) – XI: Thus saith my Cloris bright 1:28
21 The second set of madrigals (1609) – XVI: Happy, O happy he, who not affecting 3:33
22 XXV: Ye that do live in pleasures plenty 2:50
23 XXX: Ah, cannot sigh, nor tears, nor aught else move thee 4:17
24 XXXII: Stay, Corydon, thou swain 2:49
25 XXXI: Draw on, sweet Night, best friend unto those cares 5:52
26 The First Set of English Madrigals (1598) – XVIII: Lady your words do spite me 2:06
27 The second set of madrigals (1609) – V: As fair as morn, as fresh as May 2:06
28 XXIII: Weep, weep, mine eyes, my heart can take no rest 5:33

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
April Cantelo, soprano / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone

CD 2: The English Madrigal School
1 Thomas Morley: Madrigals to Foure Voyces (1594) – XVIII: Ho! Who comes here? 2:11
2 Thomas Weelkes: Madrigals to 3, 4, 5 voyces (1597) – VI: Cease sorrows now 3:50
3 Thomas Vautor: Songs of divers Ayres and Natures (1619) – IV: Mother, I will have a husband 1:47
4 Richard Edwards: The Mulliner Book – In going to my naked bed 2:26
5 Thomas Weelkes: Balletts and Madrigals (1598) – II: To shorten Winter’s sadness 2:04
6 Madrigals of 5 (and 6) (1600) – O Care, thou wilt despatch me 5:44
7 John Bartlett: A Booke of Ayres (1606) – 10: Of all the birds that I do know 2:03
8 John Bennet: The Triumphes of Oriana (1601) – IV: All creatures are now merry-minded 2:13
9 Thomas Morley: The First Booke of Canzonets (1595) – III: Sweet nymph 1:51
10 John Bennet: Madrigalls to Foure Voyces (1599) – XIII: Weep O mine eyes 3:15
11 Thomas Weelkes: Ayres or Phantasticke Spirites (1608) – X: The Ape, the Monkey and the Baboon 1:31
12 John Wilbye: The Second Set of Madrigals (1609) – XX: Oft have I vowed 4:34
13 Thomas Weelkes: Ayres or Phantasticke Spirites (1608) – XVIII:Strike it up, Tabor 1:48
14 John Ward: The First Set of English Madrigals (1613) – XVII: Hope of my heart 4:35
15 Thomas Wilbye: The Second Set of Madrigals (1609) – XVII-XVIII: Sweet honey-sucking bees 4:45
16 Robert Johnson: Defiled is my name 4:35
17 Thomas Weelkes: Ballets and Madrigals for Five Voices (1598) – V: On the plains, fairy trains 1:34
18 Richard Edwards: When griping griefs 3:45
19 Thomas Weelkes: Ballets and Madrigal for Five Voices (1598) – I: All at once well met 2:48
20 Thomas Tallis: Like as the doleful dove 2:25
21 Anon.: The bitter sweet 3:23
22 John Wilbye: The First Set of English Madrigals (1598) – XXII: Flora gave me fairest flowers 1:43
23 John Shepherd: O happy dames 2:28
24 Thomas Weelkes: Madrigals to 3, 4, 5 Voyces (1597) – VIII: Young cupid hath proclaimed 2:03
25 Anon.: The happy life (My friends, the thing I smile to see) 2:21
26 Thomas Weelkes: Madrigals of 6 parts (1600) – VII: Thule, the period of cosmography 3:06

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
April Cantelo, soprano / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Gerald English, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone

CD 3: The Silver Swan
1 Orlando Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 Parts, 1612 – The silver swan 2:04
2 Francis Pilkington: The First Book of Songs or Ayres of 4 Parts, 1605 – Rest, sweet nymphs 3:54
3 Diaphenia like the daffdowndilly 1:36
4 Orlando Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 Parts, 1612 – What is our life 5:00
5 William Byrd: Psalmes, Sonets, & Songs of Sadness and Pietie, 1588 – Though Amaryllis dance 2:22
6 Orlando Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 Parts, 1612 – Ah! Dear heart 2:21
7 William Byrd: Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets, 1611 – This sweet and merry month 4:30
8 Orlando Gibbons: First Set of Madrigals and Motets of 5 Parts, 1612 – Dainty, fine bird 2:24
9 Francis Pilkington: First Set of Madrigals and Pastorals, 1613 – Have I found her 2:25
10 Second Set of Madrigals and Pastorals, 1624 – O softly singing lute 4:19
11 First Set of Madrigals and Pastorals, 1613 – Amyntas with his Phyllis fair 1:51
12 John Ward: First Set of English Madrigals, 1613 – Retire, my troubled soul 3:36
13 Upon a bank with roses 2:49
14 Out from the vale 3:37
15 Anon.: I smile to see how you devise 2:18
16 Robert Johnson: Benedicam Domino 2:51

John Wilbye
17 The First Set of English Madrigals (1598) – X: Lady, when I behold 4:03
18 XII: Adieu, sweet Amaryllis 2:47
19 XVI: I always beg, yet never am relieved 2:22
20 XVII: Thus love commands that I in vain complain me 2:24
21 The Second set of madrigals (1609) – XX: Oft I have vowed how dearly I did love thee 4:01
22 I: Come, shepherd, swains, that wont to hear me sing 3:06
23 The Triumphs of Oriana, (1601) – XV: The Lady Oriana 2:32

24 Robert Jones: The Triumph of Oriana – Fair Oriana seeming to wink at folly 2:40

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
April Cantelo, soprano (1-23) / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano (1-23) / Honor Sheppard, soprano (24) / Mary Thomas, soprano (24) / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor (1-23) / Gerald English, tenor (15-23) / Robert Tear, tenor (24) / Maurice Bevan, baritone

CD 4: French and English Madrigal Masterpieces
1 Guillaume Costeley: Noels – Allons gay bergeres 1:42
2 Mignonne, allons voir si la rose 2:07
3 Pierre Passereau: Il est bel et bon 1:27
4 Clement Janequin: Le Chant des oiseaux 5:45
5 Josquin Desprez: La deploration de Jehan Ockeghem 5:14
6 Parfons regretz 3:09
7 Orlando Lasso: La nuit froide et sombre (text: Joachim Du Bellay) 3:13
8 Clement Janequin: Le chant de l’Alouette 2:51
9 31 Chansons Musicales, Attaignant, 1529 – Ce moys de may 0:49
10 La bataille de Marignan (aka La Guerre) 5:51
11 Au joly boys 1:52
12 Orlando Lasso: Chansons a 5, 1560 – Mon coeur se recommande a vous 2:15
13 William Byrd: Psalms, Sonets & Songs of Sadness and Pietie, 1588 – Lullaby, my sweet little baby 6:06
14 Thomas Morley: The First Booke of Balletts to Five Voyces (1595) – III: Now is the month maying 1:47
15 Thomas Tomkins: Songs or Madrigal for five voices, 1622 – When David heard that Absalon was slain 4:52

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
Honor Sheppard, soprano (1-3) / Mary Thomas, soprano (1-3, 9-15) / Sally Le Sage, soprano (4-8) / Eileen Poulter, soprano (9-15) / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Robert Tear, tenor (1-3) / Max Worthley, tenor (4-8) / Philip Todd, tenor (4-8) / Wilfred Brown, tenor (9-15) / Gerald English, tenor (9-15) / Maurice Bevan, baritone / Geoffry Colleby, bass (9-15)

CD 5: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali amorosi / Italian Madrigal Masterpieces
Claudio Monteverdi: Ottavo libro de’ madrigali “Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi …” (Venice, 1638)
Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera (sv155) (text: Marino)
1 Part I: Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera 3:47
2 Part II: Due belli occhi fur l’armi onde trafitto 3:52

3 Claudio Monteverdi: Vago augelletto che cantando vai (sv156) (text: Petrarch) 4:42
4 Claudio Monteverdi: Mentre vaga angioletta (sv157) (text: Guarini) 9:11

Claudio Monteverdi: Ninfa che scalza il piede e sciolto il crine (sv160)
5 Part I: Ninfa che scalza il piede e sciolto il crine 1:19
6 Part II: Qui deh meco t’arresta, ove di fiori 1:28
7 Part III: Dell’usate mie corde al suon potrai 2:33

8 Claudio Monteverdi: Dolcissimo uscignolo, “cantato a voce piena, alla francese” (sv161) (text: Guarini) 3:59
9 Claudio Monteverdi: Chi vole aver felice e lieto il core, “cantato a voce piena, alla francese” (sv162) (text: Guarini) 2:12

Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa (sv163) text: O. Rinuccini)
10 Part I: Non havea Febio ancora 1:40
11 Part II: Amor, dicea 3:14
12 Part III: Si tra sdegnosi pianti 0:55

13 Claudio Monteverdi: Perche te’n fuggi, o Fillide? (sv164) (text: O. Rinuccini) 6:07
14 Claudio Monteverdi: Non partir, ritrosetta (sv165) 2:18
15 Claudio Monteverdi: Su, su, su, pastorelli vezzosi (sv166) 1:47
16 Luca Marenzio: Cedan l’antiche tue chiare vittorie 4:43
17 Orlando Lasso: Villanelle, Moresche, et altre canzoni (1581) – Matona mia cara 2:15
18 Luca Marenzio: Third Book of Madrigals for five voices (1582) – Scaldava il sol 2:25
19 Ninth Book of Madrigals – Solo e pensoso 5:32
20 Il Trionfo di Dori – Leggiadre ninfe 1:45
21 Cipriano de Rore: Primo Libro di Madrigali a 4 (1547) – Anchor che col partire (text: Alfonso d’Avalos and Marquis del Vasto) 3:37
22 Jacob Arcadelt: First Book of Madrigals – Il bianco e dolce cigno 2:46

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
April Cantelo, soprano (1-15) / Eileen McLoughlin, soprano (1-15) / Honor Sheppard, soprano (16, 19-22) / Sally Le Sage, soprano (16) / Eileeen Poulter, soprano (17-18) / Mary Thomas, soprano (17-22) / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor (1-15, 17-18) / Gerald English, tenor (1-15, 17-18) / Max Worthley, tenor (16, 19-22) / Philip Todd, tenor (16) / Robert Tear, tenor (19-22) / Maurice Bevan, baritone / John Frost, bass (1-15) / Geoffry Colleby, bass (17-18)

CD 6: Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi and Don Carlo Gesualdo
Claudio Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1614) – Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata, sv111 (text: O. Rinuccini)
1 Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba 2:44
2 Ditelo, o fiumi, e voi ch’udiste Glauco 1:39
3 Dara la notte il sol lume alla terra 3:06
4 Ma te raccoglie, o ninfa, in grembo il cielo 3:40
5 O chiome d’or, neve gentil del seno 3:07
6 Dunque, amate reliquie, un mar di pianto 4:33

7 Claudio Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1614) – Zefiro torna e’l bel tempo rimena, sv108 (text: Petrarch) 4:03
Claudio Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1614) – Lamento d’Arianna, sv107 (text: O. Rinuccini)
8 Lasciatemi morire 2:14
9 O Teseo, o Teseo mio 6:05
10 Dove, dov’e la fede 3:29
11 Ahi che non pur risponde 4:29

12 Claudio Monteverdi: Il sesto libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1614) – Oime il bel viso, ohime il soave sguardo, sv112 (text: Petrarch) 6:12
13 Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali, libro primo (Venice, 1587) – Baci soavi e cari, sv27 (text: Guarini) 4:00
14 Claudio Monteverdi: Il secondo libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1590) – Ecco mormorar l’onde, sv51 (text: T. Tasso) 4:10

15 Claudio Monteverdi: Il quarto libro de’ madrigali (Venice, 1603) – A un giro sol de bell’occhi lucenti, sv84 (text: Guarini) 3:07
16 Non piu guerra, pietate, sv88 (text: Guarini) 2:33
17 Sfogava con le stelle, sv78 (text: Rinuccini [?]) 3:29

18 Don Carlo Gesualdo: Il Sesto Libro di Madrigali (1613) – Belta poi che t’assenti 4:03
19 Don Carlo Gesualdo: Il Quatro Libro di Madrigali (1596) – Ecco moriro dunque: Hai, gia mi disco loro 4:33
20 Don Carlo Gesualdo: 6th Book of Madrigals – Morro lasso al mio duolo 4:05

The Deller Consort /Alfred Deller, director
Mary Thomas, soprano (1-7, 13-17, 19, 20) / Honor Sheppard, soprano (1-12, 18, 20) / Sally Le Sage, soprano (8-12, 18) / Eileen Poulter, soprano (13-17, 19) / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Robert Tear, tenor (1-7, 20) / Max Worthley, tenor (1-12, 18, 20) / Philip Todd, tenor (8-12, 18) / Wilfred Brown, tenor (13-17, 19) / Gerald English, tenor (13-17, 19) / Maurice Bevan, baritone / Geoffry Colleby, bass (13-17, 19)

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