Tavern Songs

Tavern Songs
Catches, glees and other diverse entertainments of merrie England
The Deller Consort - Alfred Deller, dir.
Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-561 [LP, mono]
Vanguard "The Bach Guild" HM-62 SD [LP, e-stereo]


    "A choice collection of the most diverting CATCHES, composed by Mr. Henry Purcell"

    Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
  1. Man Is for the Woman Made
  2. Sir Walter
  3. To Thee and to the Maid
  4. Chiding Catch ("Fie, Nay""; attributed both to Purcell and John Blow)
  5. Once, Twice, Thrice
  6. When the Cock Begins to Crow
  7. An Epitaph: "Under This Stone"
  8. Love songs, ribald and tender

    Earl of Mornington (1735-1761)
  9. 'Twas You, Sir

  10. Jeremy Savile (17th century)
  11. Had She Not Care Enough (on a widow who married an old widower)

  12. William Turner(1651-1739/40)
  13. Young Anthony

  14. Anon. (published 1764)
  15. Amo, Amas, I Love a Lass

  16. William Cornyshe: (c.1465 - c.1523)
  17. Ah, Robin

  18. William Lawes (d.1645)
  19. Bess Black

  20. ----

    Drinking Songs and Tavern Philosophies

    Anon. (published 1609)
  21. I Am Athirst

  22. John Eccles (1650-1735)
  23. Wine Does Wonders

  24. William Cornyshe (c.1465 - c.1523)
  25. Hoyda, Jolly Rutterkin

  26. Henry Purcell
  27. An Ape, a Lion, a Fox and an Ass

  28. Anon. (collected by Thomas Lant, 1580)
  29. Troll the Bowl

  30. John Travers (1703-1758)
  31. Fair and Ugly, False and True
  32. Two centuries of English life in song

    Anon. (Soldiers back from the Flemish wars, published 1614)
  33. We Be Soldiers Three

  34. John Bennet (born c. 1570)
  35. Hunting madrigal: Lure, Falconers, Lure!

  36. Henry Lawes (1595-1662): Age of Milton
  37. Sing Fair Clorinda

  38. Benjamin Rogers (1614-98)
  39. Restoration pastoral: In the Merry Month of May

  40. Henry Purcell
  41. Patriotic song: True Englismen

  42. Reginald Spofforth (1770-1827)
  43. 18th century glee club: L'Ape e la Serpe

The Deller Consort
Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Gerald English (tenor), Wilfred Brown (tenor), Maurice Bevan (baritone)
Alfred Deller, dir.

Playing time: 49' 55" app.

Recording site and date:
Walthamstow Town Hall, Greater London [1956];
Rel.: 1956

Vanguard Classics 08 5039 71 Tavern Songs - 40 Catches, Glees etc. of Merrie England.
Musical Concepts MC 193 [CDx7 + CD-ROM] Alfred Deller – The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Volume ONE: Folk Songs and Ballads

[20], [21] Vanguard "The Bach Guild" BG-606 [LP, mono] Musical Panorama of Shakespeare's England
[2], [10]-[12], [16], [23] Vanguard (Silverminds Music) Classics 99 220 [CD] 50 years of The Deller Consort - The early years 1955-1963.

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