English Music of the 17th Century

English Music of the 17th Century
Leonhardt-Consort – Gustav Leonhardt, dir. / Studio der Frühen Musik / Concentus Musicus Wien
Teldec « Das Alte Werk » 4509 97942-2 [CDx2]
Teldec (Warner) « Das Alte Werk » 2564 69765 4 [CDx2]

Contents:

    CD-1

    William Lawes (1602-1645): Suite No. 2 a 5 in F major (two violins, viola, viol, violoncello)
  1. Fantasia
  2. Aire

  3. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  4. Pavan in A major
  5. (harpsichord)
    Giles Farnaby (c. 1563-1640)
  6. Fantasia in D major (virginal)

  7. William Lawes (1602-1645): Sonate No. 7 in D minor (two violins, viola, organ))
  8. Fantasia
  9. Air (Almand)
  10. Galliard

  11. William Byrd (1543-1623): Pavan and Galiard a 6 in C major (harpsichord)
  12. Pavan
  13. Galiard

  14. John Dowland (1563-1626), arr. William Randall (?mid 16th century - ?1604)
  15. Dowland's Lachrimae (harpsichord)
  16. Galliard "Can she excuse my wrongs" (harpsichord)

  17. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
  18. A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times (virginal)

  19. William Lawes (1602-1645): Suite No. 3 in B flat major
  20. In nomine (two violins, two viola, viol, violoncello)

  21. Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
  22. Nancie (virginal)

  23. William Tisdale (fl. 16th century)
  24. Pavana Chromatica (Mrs Katherin Tregians Pavan) (harpsichord)

  25. William Byrd (1543-1623): Pavan and Galiard in D major, BK 52 (two violins, two violas, viol, violoncello)
  26. Pavan
  27. Galiard

  28. John Bull (?1562/3-1628)
  29. Fantasia No. 1 in G major on ut re mi fa sol la "Hexachord" (harpsichord)
  30. CD-2

    William Byrd (1543-1623)
  31. Fantasia (No. 3) a 3 in C major, BK 27 (violin, alto viol, bass viol)

  32. Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
  33. Fantasia (harpsichorrd)

  34. William Byrd (1543-1623)
  35. Fantasia a 6 in G minor, BE 17, 12 (two violins. Two violas, viol, violoncello)

  36. Anon.
  37. A Toye (virginal)

  38. John Bull (?1562/3-1628)
  39. The Duchesse of Brunswick's Toye (virginal)

  40. Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)
  41. Spagnoletta (harpsichord)

  42. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
  43. Pavan of 3 parts in G major (harpsichord)
  44. Galliard of 3 Parts in G major (harpsichord)

  45. William Byrd (1543-1623)
  46. Miserere: Clarifica me, Pater, BK 49 (organ)

  47. John Coprario (?c.1570/80-1626): Funeral Teares for the Death of the Right Honorable the Earle of Devonshire
  48. My joy is dead (mezzo-soprano, counter-tenor, viol, lute))

  49. Tobias Hume (?c.1579-1645): The First Part of Ayres, French, Pollish and others ...
  50. Tobacco (baritone, viol))

  51. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): 9 Fantasies of 3 Parts
  52. Fantasia (three viols)

  53. Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
  54. Cease sorrows now (mezzo-soprano, tenor, viol))

  55. John Ward (c.1589-1638)
  56. Fantasia No. 1 a 4 in C major (four viols)

  57. John Wilson (1595-1674)
  58. Stay, o stay (tenor, organ)
  59. Beauty which all men admire (tenor, organ)

  60. John Higeston (c.1606-1683): Fantasia a 3 (cornett, trombone, organ)
  61. Overture
  62. Almand
  63. Ayre

  64. Thomas Campion (1567-1620): Second Booke of Ayres, "Light Conceits of Lovers
  65. Come, you pretty false-eyed wanton (counter-tenor, lute, organ))

  66. Anon.
  67. Deerest love (tenor, lute)

  68. Matthew Locke (1621/1622-1677): Suite (four viols)
  69. Fantasia
  70. Courante
  71. Ayre
  72. Sarabanda

  73. Anon.
  74. Nothing On Earth (mezzo-soprano, lute)

  75. Thomas Lupo (fl. 1598-?1642)
  76. Fantasia (three viols)

  77. Robert Johnson (c.1583-1633)
  78. Care-Charming Sleep (counter-tenor, organ)

Performers:
Gustav Leonhardt (virginal, organ, harpsichord): [3]-[4], [8]-[12], [14]-[15], [18], [20], [22]-[27]
Leonhardt Consort:
Gustal Leonhardt (organ, virginal, viol), unidentified performers (violins, violas, cello, viols, virginals, organ) with Veronika Hempe (alto viol): [1]-[2], [5]-[7], [13], [16]-[17], [19], [21]
Gustal Leonhardt, dir.
Studio der Frühen Musik:
Andrea von Ramm (mezzo-soprano, organetto), Willard Cobb (tenor), Sterling Jones (viol), Thomas Binkley (lute) with Grayston Burgess (countertenor), Nigel Rogers (tenor), Karl Heinz Klein (baritone), Don Smithers (cornet), Franz Eder (trombone), Viktor Lukas (organ): [28]-[29], [31], [33]-[39], [44], [46]
Concentus Musicus Wien:
Alice Harnoncourt (treble viol), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (descant & tenor viol), Elli Kubizek (bass viol), Hermann Höbarth (bass viol): [30], [32], [40]-[43], [45]

Playing time: 67' 04" + 72' 20" = 2h 19' 24"

Recording site and date:
[1]-[2], [5]-[7], [12]-[13], [16]-[17], [19], [21], [27] Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek [Oct. 1965]
[3]-[4], [8]-[11], [14]-[15], [18], [20], [22]-[23] Bremen [Feb. 1966]
[24] Washington, DC, USA [March 1966]
[25]-[26] Aurich [Feb. 1967]
[28]-[46] Palais Schönburg, Vienna, Austria / AEG-Studio, Munich, Germany [Dec. 1964 / June 1965]
Rel.: 1995, 2008 (Warner)

Excerpts (from original release):
[1]-[2], [5]-[7], [12]-[13], [16]-[17], [19], [21], [27] Telefunken "Das Alte Werk" SAWT 9481-A [LP] Englische Consort-Musik um 1600-1640
[3]-[4], [8]-[11], [14]-[15], [18], [20], [22]-[23] Telefunken "Das Alte Werk" SAWT 9491-A [LP] Englische Virginalmusik um 1600
[24]-[26] Telefunken "Das Alte Werk" SAWT 9512-B [LP] Cembalomusik auf Originalinstrumenten aus den Niederlanden, Italien, Deutschland und England um 1650-1750
[28]-[46] Telefunken Das Alte Werk AWT / SAWT 9 472-A [LP] Florid-Song und Gambenmusik im England um 1610-1660

This is a compilation of classic recordings (references for excerpts from Pierre-F. Roberge).

A similar reissue program by the present ensemble:

English Consort & Keyboard Music
Leonhardt Consort
Teldec "Das Alte Werk" 21760 (2 CDs)

And a non-reissue program:

Songs Of The Baroque Era
Leonhardt Consort
Teldec "Das Alte Werk" 9525 (LP)

Another related recital:

Instrumentalmusik um 1600 aus Frankreich, England, Italien und Deutschland
Concentus Musicus, Ensemble für alte Musik
Amadeo 423 418-2

Some more obscure recordings from this era, devoted to keyboard music:

Music for the harpsichord and virginal
Stewart Robb
Folkways Records 3320 (LP)
Music played on the virginal
Stewart Robb
Folkways Records 3321 (LP)
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Blanche Winogron
Dover 5266 (LP)

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