Nowell - Nowell

Nowell - Nowell
Medieval and Renaissance Music for the Feast of Christmas
Landini Consort - Peter Syrus
Hill & Dale HD 001 [LP]


    Medieval Songs and Carols from France and England
  1. Orientis partibus (conductus à 3; "Song of the Ass")
  2. Angelus ad virginem i, ii, iii (i & iii à 2; ii à 3)
  3. In Rama sonat gemitus (late 12th cent. Scottish)
  4. Nowell, Nowell: tidings true (15th cent. English)
  5. There is no rose of such virtue (15th cent. English)

  6. Carols and Carmina from Lutheran Germany
  7. In dulci jubilo (à 4) (Johann Walther, 1496-1570)
  8. Carmen I (à 4) (Ludwig Senfl, c.1492-1555)
  9. Ein Kindelein so löbelich (à 5) (Walther)
  10. Carmen I (à 4) (Senfl)
  11. Joseph lieber, Joseph mein (à 5) (Walther)

  12. Carols and Dances from Renaissance Spain
  13. E la don don, Verges Maria (villancico à 4)
  14. Danza alta (à 3, on "La Spagna") (Francisco de la Torre, c.1500)
  15. Dadme albricias, hijos d'Eva (villancico à 4)
  16. La Spagna (basse danse à 4)
  17. Ríu, ríu, chíu (villancico à 4)

  18. Music from Elizabethan England
  19. Sweet was the song the Virgin sung (Ballet lute-book lullaby)
  20. Christe qui lux es et dies (hymn setting à 4) (William Byrd, 1543-1623)
  21. Lullaby, my sweet little baby (consort song à 5) (Byrd)
  22. Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child (Coventry Carol à 3)

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Landini Consort - Peter Syrus
Richard Hill (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Elizabeth Liddle (tenor viol, alto rebec, lute, citole, alto recorder, alto crumhorn), Margaret McCaul (bass viol, tenor rebec, psaltery, alto recorder, tenor crumhorn, percussion), John Brian (tenor viol, psaltery, soprano and alto shawms, dulcian, tenor reccorder, percussion), Peter Syrus (treble viol, treble rebec, fiddle, gittern, soprano recorder, soprano crumhorn, baritone)

Recording site and date:
Chapel of the College of Ripon and York St. John, York [08/1978];
Rel. 1978

[1] London, Brit. Mus. MS Egerton 2615
[2] (i & iii) - London, Brit.Mus. Cotton Fragment XXIX; (ii) - Cambridge, Univ. Lib. Add. MS 710
[3] Wolfenbüttel, Herzoglisch Bibl. 677
[4] Oxford, Bodleian Lib. MS Eng. poet.e.1
[5] Cambridge, Trinity College MS 0.3.58
[6], [8], [10] Wittenberg, "Geisliches Gesangbfüchlein", 1551
[7], [9] Vienna, Nationalbibliothek Hs 18810
[11], [13], [15] Venice, "Villancicos de diuersos autores", 1556
[12] Madrid, "Cancionero Musical de Palacio"
[14] Bologna, Liceo Musicale 143
[16] London, Brit. Mus. Add. MSS 17786-91
[17] London, Brit. Mus. Add. MS 29246
[18] London "Psalmes, Sonets and Songs", 1588
[19] Pageant of the Shearman and Taylors from the 15th century Coventry Mystery Plays, in a 1591 MS

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