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Shakespeare's Musical Collaborator: A Profile of Robert Johnson

Lucie Skeaping examines the career and music of Shakespeare's regular musical collaborator, Robert Johnson, who famously created the music for The Tempest in 1611, as well as many other plays by the leading playwrights of his day.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Robert Johnson

    Where The Bee Sucks

    Performers: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Matthew Wadsworth (lute), Mark Levy (bass viol)

    • AVIE AV 2053.
  • Robert Johnson

    Pavan I in C minor

    Performer: Matthew Wadsworth (lute)

    • AVIE AV 2053.
  • Robert Johnson (arr. Tim Crawford)

    Three Masque Dances

    Performers: Jakob Lindberg, Robert Meunier, Nigel North, Paul O’Dette and sixteen other lutenists conducted by Peter Holman

    • BIS BIS-CD-341.
  • Robert Johnson

    Hark, Hark! The Lark

    Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

    • VIRGIN VC 7593212.
  • Robert Johnson

    Get You Hence

    Performers: Catherine Bott (Dorcas), Julia Gooding (Mopsa), Stephen Varcoe (Autolycus), Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 66836.
  • Robert Johnson

    "Come Away, Hecate" and The Witches' Dance for "Macbeth" in the later Thomas Middleton ins

    Performers: Catherine Bott, Joseph Cornwell, Julia Gooding (Spirits), Stephen Varcoe (Hecate), Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 66836.
  • Robert Johnson

    "Have You Seen But The Bright Lily Grow" from Ben Johnson's "The Devil is an Ass"

    Performers: Johannette Zomer (soprano), Fred Jacobs (lute)

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSA 26609.
  • Robert Johnson

    "Care-charming sleep" from John Fletcher's "Valentinian"

    Performers: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Matthew Wadsworth (lute), Mark Levy (bass viol)

    • AVIE AV 2053.
  • Robert Johnson

    "Oh Let Us Howl" from Websters "The Duchess of Malfi"

    Performers: David Thomas (baritone), Anthony Rooley (lute)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7593212.
  • Anonymous/Edward Nelham/Robert Johnson

    from 'The Masque of Oberon': Alman (The Opening of the Rock – First Scene Change); Catch -

    Performers: Musicians of the Globe, Philip Pickett (director)

    • PHILIPS 446 217-2.
  • Robert Johnson

    Full Fathom Five

    Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

    • HELIOS CDH 55249.

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