English Madrigals

English Madrigals
Wilbye – Greaves – Weelkes – Morley
Golden Age Singers
His Master's Voice HMS 33 [78rpm]


    English Madrigals (1)

    John Wilbye
  1. Ye that do live in pleasures plenty

  2. T. Greaves
  3. Come away, sweet love, and play thee

  4. English Madrigals (2)

    Thomas Weelkes
  5. O Care, thou wilt dispatch me

  6. Thomas Morley
  7. Ho! Who comes here all along

Playing time: ?' ??"

Golden Age Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano), Eileen McLoughlin (soprano), Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), René Soames (tenor), Gordon Clinton (bass)

Recording site and date:
Unknown [ca 1951];
Rel.: 1953

His Master's Voice HMS 32-44 [78rpm x12, 30cm] The History of Music in Sound - Vol. IV. The Age of Humanism

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 35/415- [12/1957 (as HMV HLP 8/9/10)]

Information from the booklet provided with the LP compilation (RCA)
"Golden Age Singers" is a name given in the World Encyclopedia of Recorded Music, Third Suppl., but not named in the booklet included with the LP compilation. Dominic Oldham, Eileen Mcloughlin's son gave me the following explanation:
"My mother is Eileen Mcloughlin who was in fact with both the Golden Age Singers and the Deller Consort. Alfred left the Golden Age Singers and formed the Consort as a male voice only group. He decided after a relatively short time that this format was too limiting. My mother left The Golden Age Singers at the end of a tour and was approached by Alfred to join him at the Consort along with April Cantelo."

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