Lupo consort music

Thomas Lupo: Consort Music
The English Fantasy
AS&V Gaudeamus 149

Contents:

  1. Ardo, Sì (à 5) - Prima parte
  2. Ardi et gela - Seconda parte
  3. Fantasia à 3 No. 5 (VdGS 6)
  4. Fantasy à 4 No. 8
  5. Fantasia (Air) à 3 No. 21 (VdGS 17)
  6. Fantasia à 6 No. 12
  7. Fantasy à 5 No. 25
  8. Fantasia à 3 No. 12 (VdGS 15/25)
  9. Aire à 4
  10. Fantasia à 3 No. 15 (VdGS 26)
  11. Fantasia à 6 No. 5
  12. Fantasy à 5 No. 26
  13. Fantasia (Air) à 3 No. 24 (VdGS 21)
  14. Fantasia à 4 (Meyer No. 3)
  15. Pavan à 3 No. 28 (VdGS 3)
  16. Fantasia à 6 No. 4
  17. Io morirò à 5
  18. Fantasia à 5 No. 88
  19. Altre parole à 5
  20. Fantasia à 3 No. 16 (VdGS 27)
  21. Fantasy à 5 No. 4
  22. Fantasia à 3 No. 11 (VdGS 14)
  23. Fantasia à 6 No. 9

Performers: Fiona Huggett (treble viol), Angela Voss (treble & tenor viols), Pamela Cresswell (tenor viol), Rosemary Thorndycraft (tenor & bass viols), Imogen Seth-Smith (treble & bass viols), Reiko Ichise (bass viol)

Playing time: 61'

Recording date: January 1995

Thomas Lupo (1571-1627) was one of the major English chamber music composers of the period. Together with Coprario, Gibbons, and Alfonso Ferrabosco II, he was employed by the prince Henry & Charles. This was where English chamber music style heading into the 1600s was largely formed.

Although himself a violinist, Lupo's consort music also works well on viols.

A recording of some of this music on violin:

Music for Prince Charles
Fantasias and Dances: Gibbons and Lupo
The Parley of Instruments - Peter Holman
Hyperion 66395 (English Orpheus, Vol. 4)

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Todd M. McComb