Ferrabosco I & II: Consort Music

Ferrabosco I & II: Consort Music
Rose Consort of Viols
CPO 999 859

Contents:

  1. II: Dovehouse Pavan a 5
  2. II: Almain a 5
  3. I: Feurunt mihi lachrime a 4
  4. I: Solo e pensoso a 5
  5. II: Fantasy No. 6 a 6
  6. II: Fantasy No. 3 a 6
  7. I: In Nomine No. 1 a 5
  8. I: In Nomine No. 2 a 5
  9. II: Fantasy No. 14 a 4
  10. II: Fantasy No. 16 a 4
  11. I: Ut re mi a 3
  12. I: Di sei bassi a 6
  13. II: Hexachord Fantasy No. 1 a 5
  14. II: Hexachord Fantasy No. 2 a 5
  15. II: Pavan in C a 5
  16. II: Three almains in C a 5
  17. II: Fantasy No. 8 "for three trebles" a 6
  18. II: In Nomine No. 2 a 6
  19. I: Fantasia a 4
  20. I: Susanne un jour a 5
  21. II: Fantasy No. 2 a 6
  22. II: In Nomine through all parts a 6

Performers: John Bryan, Alison Crum, Sarah Groser, Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland

Playing time: 76'

Recording date: June 1997 (Forde Abbey); released: 2003

This program intersperses music by Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543-1588) & Alfonso Ferrabosco II (1578-1628). They are marked "I" & "II" above.

The older Ferrabosco was credited with introducing some elements of Italian musical style into England, quickly embraced by Byrd. He also left amidst various accusations, and never returned, leaving the younger Ferrabosco behind. The circumstances of the latter's upbringing are consequently rather less glorious than might be assumed for someone whose father was a prominent professional musician. Nonetheless, the younger Ferrabosco did also eventually reach high court appointments himself.

Other programs devoted to one or both Ferraboscos:

Alfonso Ferrabosco, the Younger: Consort Music to the Viols in 4, 5 & 6 Parts
Hespèrion XXI - Jordi Savall
Alia Vox 9832
Ferrabosco: Consort Music & Consort Songs
Susan Hamilton / Ricercar Consort - Philippe Pierlot
Ricercar 233372
Ferrabosco I & II: Madrigals, Ayres & Consortmusic
Josep Cabré / Private Musicke - Pierre Pitzi
ORF Shop 280
Ferrabosco "Il Padre": Psaume 103 / Motets & chansons
Huelgas Ensemble - Paul Van Nevel
Harmonia Mundi 901874

Another program by the present ensemble on the present label:

Upon a Bank with Roses
Ward: Consort Music
Rose Consort
CPO 999 928

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Todd M. McComb