Thomas Weelkes

Thomas Weelkes
Ballets & Madrigaux – Les Cris de Londres – Musiques Sacrées – Musique pour Violes
The Deller Consort & Jaye Consort of Viols – Alfred Deller, dir.
Harmonia mundi « Deller Recordings » HMD 224 [LP]
Harmonia mundi HMU 224 [LP]
Harmonia mundi « Musique d'Abord » HM 224 [LP]
RCA LSB 4068 [LP]


    Thomas Weelkes, Balletts & Madrigals to five voices, 1598
  1. To shorten winter's sadness

  2. Thomas Weelkes, Madrigals of five and six parts, 1600
  3. Thule, the period of cosmography (part 1)
    The Andalusian merchant (part 2)
  4. Fantasy for viols (à 6)
  5. O care, thou wilt despatch me
    Hence care, thou art too cruel

  6. Thomas Weelkes
  7. The cries of London

  8. When David heart that Absalom was slain
  9. In Nomine (à 5) for viols
  10. All laud and praise
  11. Lachrimae (for viols)
  12. O Lord, arise into Thy resting place

Playing time: 21' 21" + 21' 25"= 42' 46"

The Deller Consort
Honor Sheppard (soprano), Christina Clarke (soprano), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Mark Deller (counter-tenor), John Buttrey (tenor), Neil Jenkins (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone), Normann Platt (baritone)
Jaye Consort of Viols
Francis Baines (dessus de viole), Elizabeth Baines (dessus de viole), Peter Velle (taille de viole), John Isaacs (taille de viole), Jane Ryan (basse de viole), Desmond Dupré (basse de viole, luth)
Alfred Deller, dir.

Recording site and date:
Boughton, Aluph All Saints Church, Kent [1971];
Rel.: 197? (HMD), 1976? (HM)

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