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Composer Profile - John Wilbye

Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of John Wilbye, who spent the majority of his career in the service of the Cornwallis family of Hengrave Hall in his home county of Suffolk.

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Music Played

  • John Wilbye

    Flora gave me sweetest flowers

    Ensemble: Pro Cantione Antiqua. Director: Philip Ledger.
    • English Madrigals.
    • ALTO.
    • 1.
  • Edward Johnson

    Elisa is the fairest Queen

    Singer: Stephen Wallace. Ensemble: Quintessential Sackbutt And Cornett Ensemble.
    • Elisa Is The Fairest Queen.
    • CHACONNE.
    • 2.
  • Edward Johnson

    Come againe, sweet Nature's treasure

    Singer: Timothy Massa. Singer: Stephen Wallace. Ensemble: Quintessential Sackbutt And Cornett Ensemble.
    • Elisa Is The Fairest Queen.
    • CHACONNE.
    • 3.
  • John Wilbye

    Adieu, sweet Amaryllis

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
  • John Wilbye

    Weep, O mine eyes

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • Madrigals.
    • DECCA.
    • 21.
  • John Wilbye

    Lady, when I behold

    Ensemble: Purcell Consort of Voices.
    • The Tudors: I Love, Alas.
    • AUSTRALIAN ELOQUENCE.
    • 7.
  • John Wilbye

    Thus saith mine Cloris bright

    Ensemble: Deller Consort.
    • The Art of Alfred Deller.
    • ALTO.
    • 12.
  • John Wilbye

    Die, hapless man

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • Madrigals.
    • DECCA.
    • 25.
  • John Wilbye

    Lady, your words do spite me

    Performer: The King’s Singers.
    • All At Once Well Met - English Madrigals.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 30.
  • John Wilbye

    When shall my wretched life give place to death?

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • Madrigals.
    • DECCA.
    • 29.
  • John Dowland

    The Frogge Galliard, arr John Wilbye for keyboard

    Performer: Gerald Gifford. Music Arranger: John Wilbye.
    • A Treasury of English Keyboard Music.
    • CRD.
    • 3.
  • John Wilbye

    Sweet honey-sucking bees

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • DRAW ON SWEET NIGHT - ENGLISH MADRIGALS.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • John Wilbye

    Weep, weep mine eyes

    Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • English Madrigals and Songs.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • John Wilbye

    Stay, Corydon, thou swain

    Ensemble: Deller Consort.
    • Vanguard Alfred Deller Collection Vol 5.
    • MUSICAL CONCEPTS.
    • 24.
  • John Wilbye

    Yee that doe live in pleasures

    Ensemble: The Sarum Consort.
    • ALL THE QUEENS MEN.
    • NAXOS.
    • 12.
  • John Wilbye

    Softly, O softly drop my eyes

    Ensemble: The Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
    • Madrigals.
    • DECCA.
    • 8.
  • John Wilbye

    The Lady Oriana

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • The Triumphs of Oriana.
    • CHACONNE.
    • 1.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz

    Flute Quartet in E minor, QV.4:9 (1st movement)

    Ensemble: Raritan Players. Director: Rebecca Cypess.
    • ACIS.

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