The Three Ravens

The Three Ravens
Songs of Folk and Minstrelsy out of Elizabethan England
Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré
Vanguard VRS 479 [LP, mono]
Vanguard PVL 7032 [LP, mono, UK]
Vanguard « Everyman classics » SRV 299 SD [LP, e-stereo]
Vanguard « Everyman classics » CSRV 299 SD [Cassette, e-stereo]
Vanguard « Everyman classics » VSD 299 [LP, e-stereo]
Fontana TFL 6026 [LP, France]


    Anon., ca 16th-17th c.:
  1. The Three Ravens
  2. The Cuckoo
  3. How Should I Your True Love Know (Ophelia's song from Hamlet)
  4. Sweet Nightingale
  5. I Will Give My Love an Apple
  6. The Oak and the Ash
  7. Go From My Window (lute solo)
  8. King Henry
  9. Coventry Carol

  10. Barbara Allen
  11. Heigh Ho, the Wind and the Rain ("Twelfth Night")
  12. Waly, Waly
  13. Down in Yon Forest
  14. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

  15. Johnson (attr.):
  16. A Toye (lute solo)

  17. Anon., ca 16th-17th c.:
  18. The Tailor and the Mouse
  19. Greensleaves

Playing time: 38' 28"

Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Desmond Dupré (lute & guitar)

Recording site and date:
Masonic Temple, Brooklyn, New-York, NY, USA [10/1955];
Rel.: 1956

Vanguard (Omega) Classics "Alfred Deller Edition - 5" OVC 8104 [CD, NA] The Three Ravens - Elizabethan Folk and Minstrels Songs
Vanguard (Arcade) Classics "Édition Alfred Deller" 08 5064 71 [CD, Europe] Les Trois Corbeaux - The Three Ravens: Chants traditionnels de Ménestrels et Élizabéthain - Elizabethan Folk and Minstrels Songs

[1]-[6], [8]-[14], [16]-[17] Musical Concepts MC 193 [CDx7 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller – The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume ONE: Folk Songs and Ballads
[1]-[2], [5]-[6], [8], [10]-[11], [17] Vanguard VSD 729/30 [LP] The Art of Alfred Deller
[11], [17] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG-606 [LP, mono NA] Musical Panorama of Shakespeare's England

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 36/426-256 (Nov 1958 (PVL))

Information from LP & CD and Nancy Frudenthal; also from Pascal Charlier (Fontana).
The VSD prefix may be a misprint.

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