Elizabethan and Jacobean Music

Elizabethan and Jacobean Music
Airs and Instrumental Music of England
Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, Gustav Leonhardt, The Consort of Viols
Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG-539 [LP, mono, NA]
Amadeo AVR 6001 [LP, mono, continental Europe]
Amadeo AVRS 6001 [LP, stereo, continental Europe]
Pye/Vanguard PVL-7027 [LP, mono, UK]
Vanguard « Everyman » SRV 306 SD [LP, e-stereo]
Vanguard Classics (Arcade) « The Bach Guild » 08 2027 71 [CD, Europe]
Omega Vanguard Classics « Alfred Deller Edition (3) » OVC 8102 [CD, NA] or
Vanguard Classics « Alfred Deller Edition » 08 5094 71 [CD, Europe]
Vanguard Classics « The Bach Guild » ATM 1251 [CD]


    John Dowland, Book of Airs, 1597
  1. Air: Can she excuse my wrongs ?

  2. Thomas Morley, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke
  3. Air for three viols (instr.)

  4. John Bartlett (m) / George Gascoigne (t), A Book of Ayres ... 1606
  5. Air: Of all the birds that I do know

  6. Robert Johnson, Fitwilliam Virginal Book
  7. Alman for harpsichord (set by Gilles Farnaby) (instr.)

  8. John Dowland, Book of Airs, 1597
  9. Air: If my complaints could passions move

  10. John Jenkins, British Museum MS
  11. Pavan for four viols (instr.)

  12. Thomas Campian, Rosseter's Book of Ayres, 1601
  13. Air: I care not for these ladies

  14. John Dowland, British Museum MS
  15. Air for lute solo: My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (instr.)

  16. Robert Parsons, King College, Cambridge MS
  17. Air: Pandolpho (orn. for lute)

  18. John Jenkins, British Museum MS
  19. Fantasia in C for four viols (instr.)

  20. John Dowland, A Pilgrim's Solace
  21. Air: From silent night

  22. Giles Farnaby, Fitwilliam Virginal Book
  23. Variations for harpsichord on "Up Tails All" (instr.)

Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Desmond Dupré (lute), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Consort of Viols of the Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
Eduard Melkus (treble viol), Nicholaus Harnoncourt (bass viol), Alice Hoffelner (treble viol), Gustav Leonhardt (bass viol)
Gustav Leonhardt, dir.

Playing time: 45' 43" (from CD)

Recording site and date:
Vienna, Austria [05/1954];
Rel.: 1954 (BG-539), 1971 (SRV-306), 1994 (CD)

Musical Concepts MC 195 [CDx6 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume FOUR: Music of Handel Bach and English Renaissance

[1], [3], [7], [9], [11] Diapason « Les Indispensables de ... » No 3 [CD] Alfred Deller: Œuvres de Bach, Purcell, Dowland, Parsons, Bartlett & Campian
[4], [8] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG-606 [LP] Musical Panorama of Shakespeare's England
[5], [9] Vanguard VSD 729/30 [LPx2] The Art of Alfred Deller
[8] Vanguard (Silverminds Music) Classics 99 220 [CD] 50 years of The Deller Consort - The early years 1955-1963
[9] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BGS 70-697/8 [LPx2, stereo] The art of Ornamentation and Embellishment

Reviewed in:
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 36/423-110 (August 1958 (PVL))

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