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Thomas Ravenscroft - Harmony to please, varietie to delight

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 August 2009

In 1609, one of the "most eccentric characters in an age of professed eccentics", one Thomas Ravenscroft edited Pammelia, the earliest English printed collection of rounds and catches. Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of the man who wanted to produce "Harmony to please, varietie to delight".

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Thomas Ravenscroft The marriage of the frogge and the mouse

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, VC 7912172

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    Thomas Ravenscroft New Oysters; Come follow me merrily; New Oysters (reprise)

    Performers: Circa 1500 with Redbyrd

    CRD, CRD 3487

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    Thomas Ravenscroft 3 Fantasias for viol

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, VC 7912172

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    Thomas Ravenscroft Three Blind Mice; Browning Madame

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, VC 7912172

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    Thomas Ravenscroft Who liveth so merry; Give us once a drink

    Performers: Pro Cantione Antiqua, Mark Brown, Ian Partridge (director)

    TELDEC, 843443

  • Image for William Parsons

    William Parsons The Lamentation

    Performers: His Majestie’s Clerkes, Paul Hillier (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU 907128

  • Image for John Dowland

    John Dowland All people that on Earth do dwell… (Psalm 100)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    L'OISEAU-LYRE, 452 5632

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    Thomas Ravenscroft Laboravi in gemitu meo; Ne laeteris inimical mea

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, VC 7912172

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    Thomas Ravenscroft Remember O Thou Man (Anthem from Melismata)

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (director)

    COLLINS CLASSICS, 14922

  • Image for Thomas Ravenscroft

    Thomas Ravenscroft We Be Soldiers Three

    Performers: City Waites

    REGIS, RRC 1275

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    Thomas Ravenscroft Cryers Song of Cheape-Side

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, VC 7912172

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