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Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers / Rutter, Cambridge Singers


Release Date: 01/01/2003 
Label:  Collegium Records   Catalog #: 511   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thomas MorleyThomas WeelkesWilliam ByrdJohn Bennet,   ... 
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release is more than a mere re-packaging of the classic 1987 Collegium/Cambridge Singers release (COLCD105). The entire recording has been remastered from the original session tapes, and several unheard performances have been added, including such classic madrigals as 'Sweet Suffolk Owl', 'Come again! Sweet love doth now invite', and 'As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending'. The vintage Cambridge Singers soudn is heard to best effect under John Rutter's inspired conducting, in what is still a major overview of the genre of the English madrigal. This release is more than a mere re-packaging of the classic 1987 Collegium/Cambridge Singers release (COLCD105). The entire recording has been remastered from the original session tapes, and several unheard performances have been added, including such classic madrigals as 'Sweet Suffolk Owl', 'Come again! Sweet love doth now invite', and 'As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending'. The vintage Cambridge Singers soudn is heard to best effect under John Rutter's inspired conducting, in what is still a major overview of the genre of the English madrigal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canzonets or Little Short Aers to Five and Sixe Voices: My bonny lasse shee smyleth by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
2.
Harke all ye lovely saints above by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
3.
Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Though Amaryllis dance in green by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1588; England 
4.
Round about in a fair ring by John Bennet
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
5.
Songs of 3-6 parts: Adue, ye citty prisoning towers by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
6.
Flora gave mee fairest flowers by John Wilbye
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
7.
The First Set, beeing Songs of Divers Ayres and Natures: Sweet Suffolke Owle by Thomas Vautor
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1620; England 
8.
As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; England 
9.
Lullaby, MB 110 by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
10.
Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets...fit for Voyces or Viols: This sweet and merry month of May by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1590; England 
11.
Now is the month of maying by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
12.
The First Set of English Madrigals: A little pretty bonny lass by John Farmer
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
13.
Fire! Fire! my heart! by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
14.
Songs of 3-6 parts: Too much I once lamented by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
15.
Ha ha! this world doth pass by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1608; England 
16.
The Fourth Set of Bookes: Quicke, quicke, away dispatch by Michael East
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1618; England 
17.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Daintie fine bird by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
18.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 17, Come againe, sweet love doth now envite by John Dowland
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
19.
The First Set, beeing Songs of Divers Ayres and Natures: Mother, I will have a husband by Thomas Vautor
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1620; England 
20.
Draw on sweet night by John Wilbye
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
21.
Sleep fleshly birth by Robert Ramsey
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
22.
Weepe, mine eyes by John Wilbye
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
23.
Death hath deprived me by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1608; England 
24.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: The silver swanne by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
25.
Adew, sweet Amarillis by John Wilbye
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers members
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 

Sound Samples

Balletts and Madrigals to 5 Voyces: Hark, all ye lovely saints above
Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Though Amaryllis dance in green: Though Amaryllis dance in green
Round about in a fair ring
Adue, ye citty prisoning towers: Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers
Flora gave me fairest flowers
The First Set, beeing Songs of Divers Ayres and Natures, of Five and Sixe Parts, Apt for Vyols and Voyces: Sweet Suffolk owl
As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending: As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
Lullaby
This sweet and merry month of May
Balletts to Five Voyces, Book 1: Now is the month of maying
A little pretty bonny lass
Balletts to Five Voyces, Book 1: Fyer, fyer!
Too much I once lamented
Ballets for 5 Voices, Book 1: My bonny lass she smileth
Ha ha! This world doth pass
Quick, quick, away, dispatch!
Daintie fine bird (version for choir): Dainty fine bird
Book of Songs, Book 1: Come again, sweet love doth now invite: Come again! Sweet love doth now invite
Mother, I will have a husband
Draw on sweet night: Draw on, sweet night
Sleep fleshly birth: Sleep, fleshly birth
The Second Set of Madrigals: Weep, weep, mine eyes
Death hath deprived me
The silver swanne: The silver swan
Adieu, sweet Amaryllis

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