Pleasures of the Court

Pleasures of the Court - Festive dance music by Susato and Morley from times of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I
The early Music Consort of London & The Morley Consort - David Munrow, dir.
EMI HQS 1249 [LP]
Angel S-36 851 [LP]


    Tylman Susato: Twelve Dances from the "Danserye"
  1. La Mourisque
  2. Branle quatre
  3. Ronde & Salterelle
  4. Ronde mon amy
  5. Allemaigne & Recoupe
  6. Pavane Mille regretz
  7. Basse danse Bergeret sans roch & Reprise
  8. Danse du roy
  9. Ronde
  10. Passe et medio & Reprise
  11. Ronde
  12. Pavane La Bataille

  13. Thomas Morley: Dances for Broken Consort from "The First Booke of Consort Lessons" (1599)
  14. Mounsier's Almaine (William Byrd)
  15. Lachrimae Pavan (John Dowland)
  16. Michill's Galliard (Anon.)
  17. Lute Duet: My Lord Chamberlain's Galliard (John Dowland)
  18. The Jew's Dance (Richard Nicholson)
  19. Captaine Piper's Pavan & Galliard (John Dowland)
  20. My Lord of Oxenford's Maske (William Byrd)
  21. Lavolto (Thomas Morley)
  22. La Coranta (Thomas Morley)

Playing time: 50' 58" app.

[1]-[12] The Early Music Consort of London
Don Smithers (cornett), Michael Laird (cornett), Roger Brenner (sackbut), Peter Goodwin (sackbut), Colin Sheen (sackbut), Martin Nichols (sackbut), David Munrow (recorder, crumhorn, dulcian, rackett), John Turner (recorder), David Pugsley (recorder), Philipp Pickett (recorder, crumhorn), James Tyler (crumhorn, viol, lute), Oliver Brookes (crumhorn, viol, violone), Simon Standage (violin), Eleanor Sloan (violin), Christopher Hogwood (regal, harpsichord), David Corkhill (percussion), John Donaldson (percussion)
[13]-[21] The Morley Consort
David Munrow (recorder), Dennis Nesbitt (treble viol), Jane Ryan (bass viol), Desmond Dupré, (lute), Ian Harwood (cittern), Robert Spencer (pandora, lute)
David Munrow, dir.

Recording site and date: All Saint's Church, Tooting, London [01-02/1971].

Testament SBT 1080 [CD] David Munrow - Two Renaissance Bands & Monteverdi's Contemporary.
Virgin "Veritasx2" 9463 50003 2 0 [CDx2] Renaissance Dance: Susato - Morley - Praetorius - Mainerio.

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 49/581-? (oct. 1971)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.):

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Pierre-F. Roberge