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English Madrigals with Emma Kirkby

Dame Emma Kirkby joins Aled Jones among a crowd of cavorting nymphs, randy shepherds and love-sick youths as they sample the overheated world of Elizabethan Madrigals. Plus some modern settings of verses by Shakespeare.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Tomkins

    See, see the shepheards Queene

    Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

    • EMI CDC7491972.
  • John Bennet

    Weep O mine eyes

    Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

    • EMI CDC7491972.
  • Matthew Harris

    Hark! Hark! The lark. Adagio (Book I No. 1) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    Tell me where is fancy bred. Allegretto (Book II No. 2) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    I shall no more to sea. Largo (Book V No. 1) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    When that I was and a tiny boy. Moderato (Book V No. 4) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    It was a lover and his lass. Gently (Book III No. 1) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    O mistress mine! Adagietto (Book III No. 4) From 'Shakespeare Songs'

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Matthew Harris

    When daffodils begin to peer. Lilting, with a beat (Book IV No. 3) From 'Shakespeare Songs

    Performer: Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy (conductor)

    • Chandos, CHSA5031.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    Hark all ye lovely saints

    Performer: Quink Vocal Ensemble

    • Telarc CD80328.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    Woe is me

    Performer: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

    • Gimmell, GIMSE403.
  • Alfonso Ferrabosco

    Dolci ire

    Performer: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMC901874.
  • Thomas Morley

    No, no, no, no Nigella

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

    • Decca 4580932.
  • John Ward

    Come Sable Night

    Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

    • EMI CDC7491972.
  • Thomas Morley

    Hard by a crystal fountain

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

    • Decca 4580932.
  • John Wilbye

    The Lady Oriana

    Performer: I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • Chaconne, CHAN0682.
  • John Bennet

    All creatures

    Performer: I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • Chaconne, CHAN0682.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending

    Performer: I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth (director)

    • Chaconne, CHAN0682.
  • George Shearing

    Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers, Wayne Marshall (piano), Malcolm Creese (double bass), John Rutter (conductor)

    • COLCD128.

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