- Wilbye: Madrigals
- Selections from the First set of madrigals (1598) and from the
Second set of madrigals (1609)
Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley
L'Oiseau Lyre 597 (LP)
Reissued in collection "The Silver Swan: English Madrigals"
Decca 458 093 (2 CDs)
First set of madrigals, 1598
- Weep O mine eyes
- Lady when I behold
- Thus saith my Cloris bright
- Adieu sweet Amarillis
- Die hapless man
- Lady, your words do spite me
- Alas, what a wretched life
- Lady, when I behold
- When shall my wretched life
- Of joys and pleasing pains (the first part)
- My throat is sore (the second part)
- Cruel behold my heavy ending
- Thou art but young thou say'st
- Why dost thou shoot?
Second set of madrigals, 1609
- Sweet honey sucking bees (the first part)
- Yes sweet, take heed (the second part)
- Ye that do live in pleasures
- O wretched man
- Ah cannot sights, nor tears
- Draw on sweet night
- Stay, Corydon, thou swain
- Softly, O softly, drop my eyes
Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Poppy Holden (soprano),
Jacqueline Fox (mezzo-soprano), Evelyn Tubb (mezzo-soprano), Cathy
Cass (alto), Mary Nichols (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Andrew
King (tenor), John Milne (bass), Francis Steele (bass), Richard
Wistreich (bass), Trevor Jones (viol), Alison Crum (viol), Peter
Trent (viol), Piet Stryckers (viol), Oliver Hirsh (bass)
Playing time: 52'
Recording date: March 1981
John Wilbye (1574-1638) was one of the most important English
madrigal composers. He wrote madrigals almost exclusively, including
some of the most famous examples of the genre in England.
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