William Byrd and His Age

Byrd et son Temps - Byrd and his Age
Alfred Deller & Wenzinger Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis - August Wenzinger, dir.
Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG-557 [LP, mono, NA]
Amadeo AVR ???? [LP, mono, Europe]
Vanguard (Pye) « The Bach Guild » PVL 7035 [LP, mono, UK]
Vanguard Classics (Arcade) « Édition Alfred Deller » 08 5068 71 [CD, Europe]
Vanguard Classics (Arcade-France) « Édition Alfred Deller » 302 465 [CD, France]
Vanguard Classics (Omega) « Alfred Deller Edition 2 » OVC 8 101 [CD, NA]

Contents:

    Anon., arr. Edmund Fellowes, British Museum, Add. Mss. 17, 786-91
  1. My Sweet Little Darling

  2. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Christ Church, Oxford, Mss. 984-8
  3. Guichardo

  4. William Corkine, arr. Thurston Dart:
  5. What Bootheth Love ?

  6. William Byrd
  7. Fantasias for Viols in G minor

  8. Alphonse Ferrabosco IInd
  9. Fantasias for Viols in F Major

  10. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Christ Church, Oxford, Mss 984-8
  11. Ah, Silly Poor Joas

  12. Thomas Whythorne, arr. Peter Warlock
  13. Buy New Broom

  14. William Byrd, arr. Fellowes, Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis, 1585
  15. Ye Sacred Muses

  16. William Byrd, arr. Edmund Fellowes, Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of Sadness and Piety, made into Music of Five Parts, 1588
  17. Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby

  18. Richard Nicholson, arr. Peter Warlock, British Museum, Add. Mss 17, 79 ?
  19. In a Merry May Morn

  20. Robert Parsons, arr. Peter Warlock
  21. Pandolpho

  22. Alphonse Ferrabosco IInd
  23. Fantasias for Viols in G Minor

  24. William Byrd, arr. Peter le Huray & Thurston Dart
  25. Come, pretty Babe

  26. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Add. Mss 18, 936-9, British Museum
  27. O Death, Rock Me Asleep

Playing time: 44' 09"

Performers:
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
Wenzinger Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
August Wenzinger, dir.

Recording site and date:
Friends' Meeting House, Edgeware Road, London, UK [02/1956];
Rel.: 1956

Excerpts:
[1]-[3], [6]-[11], [13]-[14] Musical Concepts MC 195 [CDx6 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume FOUR: Music of Handel Bach and English Renaissance
[11] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BGS 70-697/8 [LPx2, stereo] The art of Ornamentation and Embellishment
[12], [14] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-606 [LP, mono, NA] Musical Panorama of Shakespeare's England
[13] Vanguard VSD 729/30 [LP] "The Art of Alfred Deller".

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 409-188
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 35/420-502 (may 1958 (PVL)); 72/863-97 (april 1995 (as 08 5068 71))

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Pierre-F. Roberge