Walter Frye (fl.c.1450-75) - A discography

This discography is presently in a preliminary state. It is believed to contain a substantial percentage of an eventual full listing, but has not been scoured for completeness or organized into sections based on individual works. It should prove informative nonetheless.

Discographic material below has been collected to this stage with substantial help from Pierre-F. Roberge.

Todd M. McComb


Original releases

(or first known)

  1. Adda 581 316
    Le chansonnier Nivelle de la Chaussée (Chansons courtoise du XVe siècle)
    Ensemble Amadis

  2. Arcana A301
    The Whyte Rose
    Poétique anglo-bourguignone au temps de Charles le Téméraire
    Ferrara Ensemble - Crawford Young, dir.

  3. AS&V Gaudeamus 302
    Josquin: Missa Faisant regretz
    Motetti de Passione... B
    The Clerks' Group - Edward Wickham

  4. BMG Milan 1436
    Joan of Arc
    Music and Chants from the XVth Century
    Amadis Ensemble - Catherine Joussellin

  5. Christophorus 77368
    Colours in the Dark
    The Instrumental Music of Alexander Agricola
    Ensemble Leones - Marc Lewon

  6. Collegium Musicum JE 118 [LP]
    Music of the Counterreformation / Music of the Henrys of England
    The Columbia University Collegium Musicum - Alexander Blachly, dir.

  7. Dervorguilla 102
    Ave Regina Celorum
    Sacred music by Jacob Obrecht
    Dufay Consort - Gary Cooper

  8. Dux 0478 [CD]
    Musica Figurata
    Musica Figurata in Wroclaw and Silesia in the 14th and 15th centuries
    Ars Cantus - Tomasz Dobrzanski, dir.

  9. ECM New Series 1476
    Walter Frye
    Hilliard Ensemble

  10. EMI CLP 3504 [LP, mono]
    The Treasury of English Church Music, volume one: 1100-1545
    The Ambrosian Singers - Denis Stevens, cond.

  11. FSM 33030 / 31 [LPx2, Germany]
    Musik der Renaissance
    Various performers

  12. Harmonia Art Center 399
    The Wedding of King Matthias & Beatrice, 1476
    Works from the Mellon Chansonnière
    Corvina Consort - Zoltán Kalmanovits

  13. Harmonia Mundi USA 907297
    The Call of the Phoenix
    Rare 15th-century English Church music
    Orlando Consort

  14. Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7398
    Medieval Gardens - Jardins Médiévaux
    The Rose, the Lily & the Whortleberry
    The Orlando Consort

  15. Hungaroton "Artisjus" SLPX 11 491 / 93 [LPx3]
    Music life in old Hungary
    Various performers

  16. Hyperion 66194
    The Castle of Fair Welcome
    Courtly songs of the later 15th century
    Gothic Voices - Christopher Page

  17. Hyperion 67129
    A Marriage of England and Burgundy
    Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman

  18. Hyperion CDA67868 (bar code: 034571178684) [CD]
    Music for Henry V and the House of Lancaster
    The english cyclic mass « Quem malignus spiritus »
    and Ceremonial Motets of Fifteenth Century Princely Chapels
    The Binchois Consort – Andrew Kirkman, dir.

  19. Hyperion 68228
    The Lily & the Rose
    Adoration of the Virgin in Sound & Stone: A Further History of the "Long" Fifteenth Century in Music & Alabaster
    The Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman

  20. Hyperion 68274
    Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
    Binchois Consort - Andrew Kirkman

  21. Koch International "Dicover" DICD 920 593
    Vox Organalis
    Gothic Keyboard Music
    Joseph Payne

  22. Lantefana 94101
    Lute Music, 1440-1500
    Crawford Young

  23. Linn Records 591 [CD]
    Nowell synge we bothe al and som
    A Feast of Christmas Music in Medieval England
    Gothic Voices - Julian Podger

  24. Lyrichord LLST 7 246 [LP]
    Walter Frye
    Renaissance English Music
    Capella Cordina - Alejandro Planchart, dir.

  25. Marc Aurel Edition MA 20018
    Northerne Wynde
    Music of Walter Frye
    Ferrara Ensemble - Crawford Young

  26. Musik Museum 13042 [CD]
    Global Player Maximilian
    Musikalisches Networking um 1500
    Ensemble Rosarum Flores

  27. Musique en Wallonie 1157
    Espris d'amour: Flemish Miniatures
    Capilla Flamenca

  28. Naxos 8.553467
    Das Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Volume 2
    Chanson and basse danse intabulations
    Joseph Payne

  29. Naxos 8.573854 [CD]
    Two Lutes with Grace
    Plectrum Lute Duos of the Late 15th Century
    Marc Lewon / Paul Kieffer / Grace Newcombe

  30. Naxos 8.574395 [CD]
    New Songs from the Leuven Chansonnier
    Ensemble Leones - Marc Lewon

  31. L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 325 [LP]
    Renaissance Duets
    Anthony Rooley and James Tyler, lutes

  32. L'Oiseau-Lyre "Florilegium" DSDL 714 [LP]
    Mi verry joy
    Songs of the 15th Century Englishmen
    The Medieval Ensemble of London

  33. L'Oiseau Lyre D 186 D4 (LPx4)
    Le Chansonnier Cordiforme
    Consort of Musicke - Anthony Rooley

  34. Passacaille 1109 [CD]
    Leuven Chansonnier, vol. 2
    Ou beau chastel
    Sollazzo Ensemble - Anna Danilevskaia

  35. Raum Klang RK 2003
    Melodious Melancholye
    Les doux sons de l'Angleterre médiévale
    Ensemble Belladonna

  36. Raum Klang "Schola Cantorum Basiliensis" 2301
    Le Jardin de Plaisance
    Songs from Late Fifteenth-Century French Manuscripts
    La Morra - Michal Gondko & Corina Marti

  37. Signum 015
    Brussels 5557
    Frye: Missa Flos Regalis / Plummer: Missa Sine Nomine
    Clerks' Group - Edward Wickham

  38. Symphonia 00180
    O tempo bono
    Music at the Aragonese Court of Naples
    Florilegio Ensemble - Marcello Serafini

  39. Vanguard Classics VSD-71223 [LP]
    A Concert of Early Music
    Musica Reservata of London

  40. Vanguard VSD 7 1 219/20 [LP]
    The Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Musica reservata of London - Michael Morrow, leader

  41. Virgin Classics 91441
    Le Banquet du Voeu, 1454
    Music at the Court of Burgundy
    Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard


(or otherwise duplicated)

  1. Marc Aurel Edition MA 20020
    Early Music 2002
    Various performers from Marc Aurel catalogue

  2. Virgin Veritas 45337 (2 CDs)
    Le Banquet du Voeu
    Le Manuscript du Puy
    Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard

  3. Virgin Veritas VBD 5 61818-2 (2 CDs)
    Le Banquet du Voeu - Dufay: Missa "Ecce ancilla Domini"
    Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Dominique Vellard, dir.

  4. Vox "Turnabout" TV 4058 [LP, mono]
    Music of the Early Renaissance
    John Dunstable and His Contemporaries
    Purcell Consort of Voices - Grayston Burgess, dir. & Musica Reservata

  5. Warner Classics 90296 73084 [CDx34]
    Josquin and the Franco-Flemish School
    Various artists

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