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English Madrigals ()

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composed by Giles Farnaby, John Bennet, John Wilbye, Orlando Gibbons, Robert Ramsey, Thomas Morley, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Vautor, Thomas Weelkes, William Byrd

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, sacred music specialists the Tallis Scholars re-released on their own Gimell label a disc that has been a cipher in their catalog for a long time, English Madrigals, recorded in 1982 for EMI's Classics for Pleasure imprint and unavailable for so long as to be virtually forgotten. It is heartening to see the list of singers active under Peter Philips' direction in that bygone era -- Emily van Evera, Margaret Philpot, Michael Chance, and Andrew King among them -- all names unknown in 1982 ...

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  1. Harke all ye lovely saints above, madrigal for 5 voices
  2. Harke; Alleluia cheerely, madrigal for 6 voices
  3. Phillis, I faine wold die now, madrigal for 7 voices
  4. Cruel Madame, madrigal
  5. Ah, deere heart, madrigal for 5 voices
  6. Draw On, Sweet Night, Best Friend unto Those Cares, madrigal
  7. All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded
  8. Sleep, Fleshly Birth for 6 voices
  9. Carters, now cast down, madrigal
  10. Woe Is Me for 6 voices
  11. Though Amaryllis dance in green, madrigal for 5 voices (SSATB)
  12. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices
  13. When David Heard That Absalom Was Slain, for 5 voices
  14. Then David Mourned, for 5 voices & organ
  15. Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom, for 5 voices & organ
  16. Woe Is Me for 6 voices
  17. Be Strong and of A Good Courage for 7 voices & organ
  18. O Sing Unto the Lord A New Song, for 7 voices & organ
  19. O God, the Proud Are Risen Against Me, for 8 voices & organ
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English Madrigals
2007, Gimell

UPC: 755138140325


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