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Dialogues of Sorrow ()

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composed by Giovanni Coprario, John Ward, Richard Dering, Robert Ramsey, Thomas Ford, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Vautor, Thomas Weelkes, William Cranford

Here's a superb collection of English madrigals and other pieces from the golden age of English music, all (or almost all) composed on a single occasion, the death of Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, in 1612. That sad event came about after the prince took a swim in the Thames river, as filthy then as now (or possibly even worse); he contracted what is thought to have been typhoid fever and expired. Henry was a popular monarch-in-waiting, and his death stirred large musical and literary outpourings; the ...

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  1. When David Heard
  2. What Tears, Dear Prince
  3. 'Tis Now Dead Night, for vocal ensemble & lute
  4. Weep, Weep, Britons, for vocal ensemble & lute
  5. No Object Dearer, for vocal ensemble & lute
  6. Songs of Mourning, for voice & chamber ensemble: O Grief
  7. Songs of Mourning, for voice & chamber ensemble: O Poor distracted World
  8. O Jonathan, woe is me, sacred madrigal for 6 voices
  9. When David heard (O my son Absalom), sacred madrigal in 2 sections for 6 voices
  10. And the King Was Moved, for vocal ensemble & lute
  11. Contristatus est David, for vocal ensemble & lute
  12. Melpomene, Bewail, for vocal ensemble & lute
  13. How Are the Mighty Fallen
  14. Sleep, Fleshly Birth for 6 voices
  15. Songs of Mourning, for voice & chamber ensemble: So Parted You
  16. Songs of Mourning, for voice & chamber ensemble: When Pale Famine
  17. Then David Mourned, for 5 voices & organ
  18. When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain, for 5 voices
  19. Weep Forth your Tears, for vocal ensemble & lute
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Dialogues of Sorrow
2010, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212021026


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