Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume ONE

Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume ONE
Folk Songs and Ballads
Alfred Deller - The Deller Consort
Musical Concepts MC 193 [CDx7 + CD-ROM]


    Tavern Songs – Catches and glees and other diverse entertainment of Merrie England

    "A choice collection of the most diverting CATCHES, composed by Mr. Henry Purcell"

    Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
  1. Man Is for the Woman Made
  2. Sir Walter
  3. To Thee and to the Maid
  4. Chiding Catch ("Fie, Nay""; attributed both to Purcell and John Blow)
  5. Once, Twice, Thrice
  6. When the Cock Begins to Crow
  7. An Epitaph: "Under This Stone"
  8. Love songs, ribald and tender

    Earl of Mornington (1735-1761)
  9. 'Twas You, Sir

  10. Jeremy Savile (17th century)
  11. Had She Not Care Enough (on a widow who married an old widower)

  12. William Turner(1651-1739/40)
  13. Young Anthony

  14. Anon. (published 1764)
  15. Amo, Amas, I Love a Lass

  16. William Cornyshe: (c.1465 - c.1523)
  17. Ah, Robin

  18. William Lawes (d.1645)
  19. Bess Black
  20. Drinking Songs and Tavern Philosophies

    Anon. (published 1609)
  21. I Am Athirst

  22. John Eccles (1650-1735)
  23. Wine Does Wonders

  24. William Cornyshe (c.1465 - c.1523)
  25. Hoyda, Jolly Rutterkin

  26. Henry Purcell
  27. An Ape, a Lion, a Fox and an Ass

  28. Anon. (collected by Thomas Lant, 1580)
  29. Troll the Bowl

  30. John Travers (1703-1758)
  31. Fair and Ugly, False and True
  32. Two centuries of English life in song

    Anon. (Soldiers back from the Flemish wars, published 1614)
  33. We Be Soldiers Three

  34. John Bennet (born c. 1570)
  35. Hunting madrigal: Lure, Falconers, Lure!

  36. Henry Lawes (1595-1662): Age of Milton
  37. Sing Fair Clorinda

  38. Benjamin Rogers (1614-98)
  39. Restoration pastoral: In the Merry Month of May

  40. Henry Purcell
  41. Patriotic song: True Englismen

  42. Reginald Spofforth (1770-1827)
  43. 18th century glee club: L'Ape e la Serpe
  44. The Pleasures of Drink

    John Hilton (1599-1657)
  45. Call George Again
  46. Country Side Pleasantries

    Luffman Atterbury
  47. As t'Other Day
  48. Sophisticated Rake and Innocent Maid

    Thomas Arne
  49. The Street Intrigue
  50. Strange Sights in the Countryside

    John Blow
  51. Batholomew Fair
  52. Meanwhile at the Tavern

  53. He That Will an Alehouse Keep
  54. The Hopeless Lover

    John Blow (arr. Maurice Bevan)
  55. The Self Banished
  56. The Wedding Night

  57. Inigo Jones
  58. More Drinking

    Thomas Arne
  59. Which Is the Properest Day to Drink
  60. Trials of Married Life

    John Blow:
  61. Galloping Joan
  62. Spring is Ending

  63. Sumer is icumen in
  64. Scenes of Married Life

    William Boyce
  65. John Cooper
  66. The Pleading Lover

    Henry Lawes (arr. Whitworth)
  67. The Captive Lovers
  68. More Scenes of Married Life

    Henry Purcell
  69. Young Collin
  70. To Drink or Not to Drink

    Henry Purcell
  71. If All Be True
  72. A Child and a Lullaby

    Joseph Barnby
  73. Sweet and Low
  74. CD-2
    The Cries of London - Tavern Songs

    John Cobb (17c.; ed. Denis Stevens)
  75. These Are the Cries of London Town

  76. Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1590 - c.1633; ed. Stevens)
  77. New Oysters

  78. Richard Dering (d.1630; ed. Stevens)
  79. The Cries of London

  80. Thomas Ravencroft (ed. Stevens):
  81. A Bellman's Song

  82. Anon. (ed. Stevens):
  83. New Oysters
  84. The Painter's Song

  85. William Savage (18c.; ed. Stevens)
  86. Muffins Ho!

  87. Richard Dering (ed. Henry Revell)
  88. Country Cries

  89. Anon. (ed. Stevens)
  90. A Quart a Penny
  91. I Can Mend Your Tubs and Pails

  92. Edmund Nelham (ed. Stevens)
  93. Have You Any Work for the Tinker?

  94. Thomas Ravencroft (ed. Stevens)
  95. Brooms for Old Shoes

  96. Thomas Weelkes (ed. Jeremy Noble)
  97. The Cries of London

  98. Luffman Atterbury (ed. Stevens)
  99. One a Penny, Two a Penny

  100. William Lawes
  101. She Weepeth Sore in the Night
  102. Henry Lawes
  103. Angler's Song

  104. Jonathan Bartishill
  105. Here on His Back
  106. CD-3
    The Three Ravens / The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies

    Anon., ca 16th-17th c.:
  107. The Three Ravens
  108. The Cuckoo
  109. How Should I Your True Love Know (Ophelia's song from Hamlet)
  110. Sweet Nightingale
  111. I Will Give My Love an Apple
  112. The Oak and the Ash
  113. King Henry
  114. Coventry Carol
  115. Barbara Allen
  116. Heigh Ho, the Wind and the Rain ("Twelfth Night")
  117. Waly, Waly
  118. Down in Yon Forest
  119. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
  120. The Tailor and the Mouse
  121. Greensleaves

  122. Anon.:
  123. The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
  124. Lord Rendall
  125. Sweet Jane
  126. The Frog and the Mouse
  127. The Seeds of Love
  128. Flowers in the Valley
  129. Near London Town
  130. O Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
  131. Blow Away the Morning Dew
  132. Searching for lambs
  133. Sweet England
  134. Dabbling in the Dew
  135. Strawberry Fair
  136. Just as the Tide Was A-Flowing
  137. CD-4
    Folk Songs Album / English Lute Songs

    Anon. trad. British, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
  138. An Acre of Land
  139. A Farmer's Son So Sweet
  140. The Lover's Ghost
  141. The Turtle Dove
  142. John Dory
  143. Greensleeves
  144. The Jolly Ploughboy
  145. Wassail Song
  146. Down by the Riverside
  147. Bushes and Briars
  148. Just as the Tide was Flowing
  149. Ca' the Yowes
  150. My Boy Billy
  151. The Spring Time of the Year
  152. Ward the Pirate
  153. The Painful Plough
  154. The Dark-Eyed Sailor
  155. The Cuckoo and the Nightingale
  156. Loch Lomond

  157. Thomas Campion:
  158. Shall I come sweet love to thee

  159. Thomas Morley:
  160. Will ye by a fine dog

  161. John Dowland:
  162. Me, me and none but me
  163. Wilt thou unkind
  164. CD-5
    Awake, Sweet Love - Airs & Partsongs of John Dowland / English Lute Songs

    John Dowland: First Book of Airs, 1597
  165. Wilt thou, unkind, thus reave me?
  166. Awake, sweet love

  167. John Dowland: A Musical Banquet, 1610
  168. In darkness let me dwell

  169. John Dowland: Third Book of Airs, 1603
  170. Me, me, and none but me

  171. John Dowland: A Pilgrim' Solace, 1612
  172. Go, nightly cares

  173. John Dowland: First Book of Airs, 1597
  174. If my complaints could passions move
  175. Sleep, wayward thoughts

  176. John Dowland: Third Book of Airs, 1603
  177. Flow not so fast, Ye fountains

  178. John Dowland: First Book of Airs, 1597
  179. Come again! Sweet love doth now invite

  180. John Dowland: Second Book of Airs, 1600
  181. Sorrow, stay

  182. John Dowland:
  183. If that a sinner's sighs

  184. Francis Pilkington
  185. Rest, sweet Nymph

  186. John Dowland:
  187. What if I never speed

  188. Thomas Campion:
  189. Care charming sleep

  190. John Dowland:
  191. Shall I sue
  192. CD-6
    Awake, Sweet Love / The Cruel Mother / The Western Wind

    John Dowland: Second Book of Airs, 1600
  193. Fine knack for ladies
  194. Flow, my tears

  195. John Dowland: First Book of Airs, 1597
  196. Can she excuse my wrongs

  197. Anon., from various collections:
  198. When Cockleshells Turn Silver Bells
  199. An Eriskay Love Lilt
  200. Peggy Ramsay
  201. Bushes and Briars
  202. Brigg Fair
  203. The Cruel Mother
  204. A Sweet Country Life
  205. The Bitter Withy
  206. Lang A-Growing
  207. The Lover's Ghost
  208. Lovely Joan
  209. She Moved Through the Fair
  210. A Brisk Young Lad he Courted Me
  211. Geordie

  212. Anon.
  213. Western wind
  214. Early One Morning
  215. Black is the color
  216. All the pretty Little Horses
  217. Capstan shanty: Lowlands

  218. Anon./William Butler Yeats (t)
  219. The Sally gardens

  220. Anon./Thomas Moore (t)
  221. Bendemeer's stream
  222. CD-7
    English Lute Songs - Western Wind

  223. Have you seen but a white lilly

  224. Philip Rosseter:
  225. When Laura smiles

  226. John Dowland:
  227. Come again! Sweet love doth now invite

  228. John Danyel:
  229. Chromatic tunes

  230. Anon./William Douglas of Fingland (t), 1685
  231. Annie Laurie

  232. Anon.
  233. The Miller of the dee
  234. Cockles and mussels

  235. Anon./Ben Johnson (t)
  236. Drink to me only

  237. Anon.
  238. The foggy, foggy dew
  239. Frog went A-courtin'
  240. The turtle dove
  241. Pretty Polly Oliver
  242. The Carrion crow
  243. The wife of Usher's Well
  244. Henry Martin

  245. Anon., early settlers of De Kalb County, Texas
  246. I am a poor wayfaring stranger

  247. Anon.:
  248. Cold blows the wind
  249. Skye boat song

  250. Anon., from Cecil Sharp's "English Folksongs of the South Appalachians":
  251. When the Sun Goes In

  252. Anon.:
  253. Song of a Wedding
  254. CD-ROM

Performers, recording site and date:
See links below;
Rel.: 2008

Playing time: 78' 21"+44' 34"+74' 15"+60' 49"+56' 14"+66' 40"+61' 03" = 7h 23' 56"

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 561-86 (September 2008)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 32/4-285 (Mar/Apr 2009)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 1042/86-89 (March 2009)

[1]-[25] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-561 [LP] Tavern Songs: catches, glees and other diverse entertainments of merrie england
[26]-[40], [55]-[57] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-602 [LP] Tavern Songs, Vol. 2; A Collection of Catches and Glees Both Ribald and Refined
[41]-[54] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG 563 [LP] The Cries of London: Fantasias by Weelkes, Dering, Ravenscroft and others
[58]-[72] Vanguard "Library Edition" BG-479 [LP] The Three Ravens: Songs of Folk and Minstrelsy out of Elizabethan England
[73]-[86] Vanguard "Library Edition"; VRS-1001 [LP] The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies: Folk Songs and Ballads of Elizabethan England
[87]-[105] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" VRS-1055 [LP] Vaughan Williams – Folk Songs Album
[106]-[109], [121]-[124], [149]-[152] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG 576 [LP] English Lute Songs
[110]-[120], [125]-[127] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-673 [LP] John Dowland - Awake, Sweet Love, Airs & Partsongs
[128]-[141] Vanguard VRS-1073 [LP] The Cruel Mother and other Englidh Ballads and Folksongs
[142]-[148], [153]-[164] Vanguard "Library Edition" VRS-1031 [LP] Western Wind and other English folk songs and ballads
[165]-[168] Vanguard Classics OVC-8111 [CD] Western Wind and Other English Folk Songs and Ballads

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