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All The Queen's Men - Music For Elizabeth I / Sarum Consort

Consort / Heringman / Mackay
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572582   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas WeelkesThomas HuntWilliam ByrdOrlando Gibbons,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For early music choral/vocal fans this disc offers an attractive mixture of both well-known and unfamiliar works from the time of Elizabeth I. There’s Weelkes’ madrigal As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending, Byrd’s anthem O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, and Wilbye’s classic Draw on, sweet night, along with a rare but shining gem by Philippe Rogier, Laboravi in gemitu meo, and other worthy selections that include a couple of works for solo lute (“Robin is to the greenwood gonn”; Dowland’s “The Right Honourable the Lady Rich, her galliard”) and another for lute and solo voice—Ferrabosco the younger’s song “So beauty on the waters stood”, very agreeably sung by soprano Alison Hill. The listening perspective is a bit on the close side, Read more but fortunately the voices individually sound well and make a fine ensemble blend, and Jacob Heringman’s lute contributions are very welcome on this primarily a cappella program. A very engaging 50 minutes in a well-sung, thoughtfully conceived recital.

-- David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; England 
2.
Hark did you ever hear so sweet a singing by Thomas Hunt
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
O Lord, make thy servant "A prayer for the King" by William Byrd
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
O clap your hands by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
5.
Robin is to the greenwood gone by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
6.
So beauty on the waters stood by Alfonso II Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
7.
Laboravi in gemitu meo by Philippe Rogier
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
8.
Hence, stars, too dim of light by Michael East
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1601; England 
9.
Oft have I vowde by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
10.
Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 2, Time stands still by John Dowland
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603; England 
11.
Songs of 3-6 parts: Adue, ye citty prisoning towers by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
12.
Ye that do live in pleasures plenty by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
13.
Lady Rich, her Galliard, P 43 by John Dowland
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14.
Hard by a cristall fountaine by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; England 
15.
Draw on sweet night by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Andrew Mackay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sarum Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 

Sound Samples

As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending
Hark! Did ye ever hear so sweet a singing?
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth the Queen
O clap your hands
Variation on Robin is to the greenwood gone
So beautie on the waters stood
Laboravi in gemitu meo
Hence stars, too dim of light
Oft have I vowde
Book of Songs, Book 3: Time stands still
Adue, ye citty prisoning towers
Yee that doe live in pleasures
Dowland's Bells, P. 43a, "The Lady Rich's Galliard"
Hard by a cristall fountaine
Draw on sweet night

Customer Reviews

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 amazing May 10, 2013 By kalliopi l. (tulsa, OK) See All My Reviews "I always will write good things for music of that kind. This cd is very good for the ones who like English music from that period." Report Abuse
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