Lo, Country Sports

Lo, Country Sports
Elizabethan Life in Music, Song and Poetry / Country Life
Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir.
Belart 461 600-2 10


  1. Alamin

  2. Thomas Tompkins
  3. Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers

  4. Thomas Weelkes
  5. Lo, country sports that seldom fades

  6. Nicholas Breton
  7. Shepherd and Shepherdess

  8. Michael East
  9. Sweet Muses, numphs and shepherds sporting

  10. Bar. Young
  11. The shepherd, Arsilius', reply

  12. John Farmer
  13. O stay, sweet love

  14. Giles Farnaby
  15. Pearce did love air Petronel

  16. Michael Cavendish
  17. Down in a valley

  18. Thomas Nashe
  19. Spring, the sweet spring

  20. Michael East
  21. Thyrsis, sleepest thou?

  22. Thomas Ravenscroft
  23. Sing softer, fellows

  24. Anon.
  25. The Wynch

  26. Thomas Weekles
  27. Whilst, youthful sports ae lasting

  28. Thomas Bateson
  29. Come, follow me, fair nymphs

  30. Thomas Lodge
  31. Corydon's Song

  32. Thomas Vautor
  33. Mother I will have a husband

  34. Thomas Campion
  35. Jack and Joan

  36. John Bennet
  37. The hunt is up

  38. Thomas Ravenscroft
  39. Tomorrow the fox will come to town

  40. Robert Johnson
  41. Alman

  42. Giles Farnaby
  43. Pearce did dance with Petronella

  44. Thomas Weelkes
  45. Our country swains in the Morris Dance

  46. Edmund Bolton
  47. A Canzon Pastoral

  48. Michael East
  49. Farewell, sweet, woods and mountains

Playing time: 45'10"

Performer: The Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir.
[Susan Longfield (soprano), Eileen Poulter (soprano), Felcity Palmer (soprano). Grayston Burgess (counter tenor), Ian Partridge (tenor), Geoffrey Shaw (bass), Christopher Keyte (bass), James Tyler (lute), John Neville (reader)]

Recording date and site: Unknown [1971 or prior]

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Jon Stringer