[an error occurred while processing this directive] BBC - (none) - The Early Music Show - Mad Music [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in June 2005We've left it here for reference.More information

22 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only

BBC Homepage
» 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Mad Music

Sunday 2 January 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Lucie Skeaping explores the mad songs of English composers of the 16th and 17th Centuries, including Byrd's song about the aged dame who falls down at the top of a hill, skulls rolling down the hillside all around and Dowland's "hellish jarring sounds which banish friendly sleep."

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Performers (except where otherwise indicated):
Clare Wilkinson - Mezzo soprano
Fretwork
 

BYRD William:
An Aged Dame  
        
PURCELL, Henry:
With sick and famish'd eyes (A religious elegy) for soprano and continuo  
Julianne BAIRD - Soprano
Colin TILNEY - Harpsichord
Alison MACKAY - Viola da gamba 
DORIAN DOR 90105/4
 
Anon:
Come thread the paths  
   
BLOW, John:
Lysander, I pursue in vain for voice and continuo [from "Amphion Anglicus" [1700]]  
Julianne BAIRD - Soprano
Colin TILNEY - Harpsichord
Alison MACKAY - Viola da gamba 
DORIAN DOR 90105/18
 
PARSONS Robert (1530-1570):
In nomine  
        
BYRD William:
Quis me statim  
        
PURCELL, Henry:
O solitude, my sweetest choice for voice and continuo (Z.406) 
Julianne BAIRD - Soprano
Colin TILNEY - Harpsichord
Alison MACKAY - Viola da gamba 
DORIAN Dor 90105/1
 
PARSONS, Robert:
Pandolpho (Pour down, you pow'rs divine)  
      
PARSONS, Robert:
Ut re mi fa sol for consort  
   
BYRD, William:
Come, woeful Orpheus for 5 voices [1611]  
DOWLAND, John:
In darknesse let mee dwell [pub. in 'A musical banquet', 1610] 
    
DOWLAND, John:
Sorrow stay [1600] 
    
PURCELL, Henry:
Music for a while (From Oedipus - incidental music to Act 3)  
Julianne BAIRD - Soprano
Colin TILNEY - Harpsichord
DORIAN DOR 90105/13
    




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy