Medieval and Renaissance Sounds, vol. I

The Mediaeval Sound
Exploring the World of Music Series
David Munrow playing early woodwind instruments
Munrow, Reid & Hogwood
Oryx EXP 46 [LP]
Musical Heritage Society MHS 1454 [LP]
Musical Heritage Society MHS 2054 [Cass.]
Classic for Pleasure CFP 4384 [LP]
Desto DC 7183 [LP]
Baroque Music Club BMC 2 [CD]

Contents:

    Anon., France, 13th c.
  1. Danse royale

  2. Anon., Scotland, ca 1250
  3. Dance tune

  4. Anon., France, before 1316
  5. Motet: Vertias arpie

  6. Anon., England, ca. 1270
  7. Gymel: Jesus Cristes Milde Moder

  8. Anon., England, 15th c.
  9. Carol: Nowell, sing we

  10. Trad,, England
  11. Piper's fancy

  12. Richard Coeur-de-Lion
  13. Ballade: Ja nuns hons pris

  14. Anon., Italy 15th c.
  15. Saltarello

  16. Anon., 16th c.
  17. Pistillon

  18. Anon., 16 / 17th c.
  19. Alarm

  20. R. Askue
  21. A Jig

  22. Francis Cutting
  23. The Squirrel's Toy

  24. Pierre Certon:
  25. Bicinium: Je nose etre content

  26. Anon., 17th c.
  27. Wat zalmen op den avond doen

  28. Francesco Benusi
  29. Pavana: Desiderara

  30. ----

    Music at Henry VIII's Court

    Henry VIII
  31. Helas madame

  32. Anon.
  33. Si Fortune
  34. Consort

  35. Henry VIII
  36. Tauder naken
  37. If love now reigned
  38. En vray amoure
  39. Elizabethan Popular Tunes

    Anon.
  40. La volta
  41. Kemp's Jig
  42. Tower Hill
  43. A bergomask
  44. Bouffons
  45. Renaissance Dances

    Giorgio Mainerio
  46. Ungarescha

  47. Michael Praetorius
  48. La bouree

  49. Tielman Susato
  50. Basse danse: Bergeret sans roch

  51. Tielman Susato
  52. Ronde mon amy

  53. Anon.
  54. Galliard: La Rocha el fuso

  55. Michael Praetorius
  56. Ballet des baccanales et des feus

Playing time: 20' 05" + 24' 37" = 44' 42"

Performers:
David Munrow (woodwind instruments: chinese shawm,bagpipes, flutes recorders, pipe and tabor, gemshorn, crumhorns, cornamuses, rauschpfeifen, dulcians, kortholts, racketts, nicolo shawm, garkleinflotlein), Gillian Reid (psaltery, medieval bells, percussion), Christopher Hogwood (regal, harpsichord)

Recording site and date:
Unknown [1970 or prior]

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.):
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 49/578-203 (july 1971, Oryx)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 4/1-257 (sept. / oct. 1980, Desto)

Comments: Information from owned LP and John Davies.
A precursor of EMI/HMV SLS 988 Instrument of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The title on Desto label is "Medieval and Renaissance Sounds, Volume I"
Title on Baroque Music Club is "The Medieval Sound David Munrow introduces early medieval instruments"

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Pierre-F. Roberge