Byrd: Complete Consort Music

Byrd: Complete Consort Music
Linn Records 372


  1. Fantasia a3 no. 3
  2. Browning a5 "The leaves be green"
  3. Te lucis a4
  4. In nomine a5 no. 3
  5. Christe redemptor omnium a4
  6. In nomine a5 no. 4
  7. Fantasia a4 no. 3
  8. Sermone Blando a3
  9. Fantasia a5 "Two parts in one in the 4th above"
  10. Fantasia a6 no. 1 "A song of two basses"
  11. Fantasia a3 no. 1
  12. Christe qui Lux es a4 no. 1
  13. In nomine a5 no. 2 "On the sharp"
  14. Christe qui Lux es a4 no. 2
  15. In nomine a4 no. 2
  16. Fantasia a6 no. 2
  17. Miserere a4
  18. Fantasia a4 no. 1
  19. Christe qui Lux es a4 no. 3
  20. In nomine a5 no. 5
  21. In nomine a4 no. 1
  22. Pavan and Galliard a6
  23. Fantasia a6 no. 3 "To the vyolls"
  24. Pavan and Galliard a5
  25. Sermone Blando a 4 no. 2
  26. Fantasia a3 no. 2
  27. Prelude and Goodnight Ground a5

Performers: Laurence Dreyfus (treble viol, direction), Wendy Gillespie (treble & tenor viols), Jonathan Manson (tenor viol), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (bass viol), Mikko Perkola (tenor & bass viols), Emila Benjamin (tenor viol)

Playing time: 80'

Recording date: September 2010 (Oxford); released: 2011

It's stated that this program was recorded in September 2010 (both in the notes, and on the Phantasm web site, which I'm taking to be definitive), although the copyright/production date on the container says 2009.

An older "complete" recording, before some works were added or subtracted from Byrd's consort catalog:

Byrd: Complete Consort Music
Virgin Veritas 45031

This ensemble's older program highlighting this music:

Still Music of the Spheres
Consort Music by William Byrd and Richard Mico
Simax 1143

And many other recordings by Phantasm:

Tye: Complete Consort Music
Linn 571
Lawes: The Royal Consort
Three Consorts to the Organ
Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus
Linn 470 [CDx2]
Lawes: Consorts to the organ
Linn Records 399
Ward: Consort Music for five and six viols
Linn Records 339
Lawes: Consorts in four and five parts
Channel Classics 15698
Lawes: Consorts in six parts
Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus
Channel Classics 17498
Jenkins: Five-Part Consorts
Avie Records 2120
Jenkins: 6-Part Consorts
Avie Records 2099
Four Temperaments
Byrd / Ferrabosco / Parsons / Tallis
Avie 2054
Gibbons: Consorts for Viols
Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus
Avie Records 0032
Songs and Consorts by William Byrd
Geraldine McGreevy / Ian Partridge / Phantasm
Simax 1191
Bach: Art of Fugue
Simax 1135
Purcell: Complete Fantasias for Viols
Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus
Simax 1124
Locke: Consort Music
Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus
Global Music Network 0109
Fairest Isle
Works of Byrd & Jenkins
Barbara Bonney / Phantasm
Decca 466 132

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Todd M. McComb