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The Elizabethan Stage Jig

Lucie Skeaping explores the often forgotten world of the Elizabethan stage jig - a popular form of bawdy musical comedy from the 16th and 17th century.

The crowds who flocked to the London playhouses in the late 16th and early 17th century expected to be amused and amazed. Mostly, they got their money's worth because not only could they see a drama, a comedy or some great tragedy, but if they stayed on after the play had ended, they would also be treated to a short farce - a rude, lewd and outrageous musical entertainment known as a jig.

Playlist:

Trad: Jog on
The King's Noyse
HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907101 Tr 7

William Kemp (?): Singing Simpkin: Blind Cupid hath made
City Waites
HYPERION CDA67754 Tr 13

Playford: Goddesses/Jamaica
Dufay Collective
CHANDOS CHAN9446 Tr 15

Trad: As ye came from Walsingham (The Black Man jig)
HYPERION CDA67754 Tr 4 (excerpt)

Segue:

Byrd: Walsingham variations
Davitt Moroney
HYPERION CDA66558 Tr 14

John Johnson: Galliard to the Flat Pavan
Shirley Rumsey (lute)
NAXOS 8550776 Tr 21

Robert Johnson: Hark Hark the Lark
The Gesualdo Consort
CANTORIS CRCD6017 Tr 8

Segue:

Robert Johnson: Full Fathom Five
Julianne Baird/Ronn McFarlane (lute)
Dorian DOR90109 Tr 9

Segue:

Robert Johnson: Where the Bee Sucks
The Broadside Band
SAYDISC CDSDL409 Tr 2

Trad: Stingo
Musicians of Swan Alley
VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7907892 Tr 4

Trad: Pell Mell (playford)
Dufay Collective
CHANDOS CHAN9446 Tr 21

Trad: The Black Man (cont...)
City Waites
HYPERION CDA67754 Trs 7-11

Jan Janz Starter: Zingende klucht van Lijsje Flepkous (excerpt)
Camerata Trajectina
GLOBE GLO 6062 Trs 26-29

1 hour

Last on

Sun 21 Feb 2010 00:00
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