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John Danyel: Songs To Mistress Anne Greene

Danyel / Garden Of Eloquence / Smilansky
Release Date: 01/10/2011 
Label:  Etcetera Records   Catalog #: 1423   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Danyel
Performer:  Michal GondkoEvelyn TubbDino LuthyDan Dunkelblum,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



DANYEL 16 Songs A Garden of Eloquence ET’CETERA KTC 1423 (57:37 Text and Translation)


John Danyel (1564–1626) is certainly one of the less familiar English composers of the Gibbons generation. I have five of the songs on this disc spread across four CDs, not enough to bother filling out cards for my file. At least half a dozen other CDs currently available never came my way. Danyel was a music tutor employed by the Grene (or Greene) family for their daughter Anne. The 16 songs Read more in this collection were written for her, and plays on words mark the composer’s wit. “The leaves be green” occurs, the name Chloris (Greek for green) is found several times, and the story of Apollo and Daphne (who was turned into the evergreen laurel tree) is invoked. Most remarkably, the lute solo that concludes the program requires a retuning of all the lute strings except A and G, singling out A(nne) G(reene) alone as constant. (Who would know if the notes did not point it out?)


The notes, as it happens, are written by Anthony Rooley, who produced this recording. Years ago, he would have been leading the ensemble. The executive producer is Sting (really, can it be?). Rooley encountered the Israeli instrumentalists and the English singer who make up this trio while they were studying at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (where countless performing groups first got together, many of them to make records forever after). He directed their attention to Danyel, who was certainly influenced by Henry Peacham’s book on rhetoric, The Garden of Eloquence (which provided a name for the performing group, altering the definite article). Danyel, whose brother Samuel was a leading poet of the time, chose songs notable for the excellence of their lyrics. Since the quality of these songs was attested by Peter Warlock as long ago as 1926, it is not easy to understand their present neglect. This is the first recorded program devoted entirely to him.


Katharine Hawnt (a soprano characterized here as “voice”) brings remarkable interpretive skill to these renditions. She is not alone, for not all the songs are solos, and three singers and two players join the base trio (one is Evelyn Tubb, Hawnt’s teacher). The participants have all been active in early-music ensembles, but this formation came together first to perform these songs on the quatercentenary of their publication (1606). This is really an outstanding disc, one that was too long in coming. Most highly recommended.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Coy Daphne fled by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Thou pretty bird by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: He whose desires are still abroad by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Like as the lute delights by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Dost thou withdraw thy grace by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Why canst thou not? by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Stay, cruel, stay by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Dino Luthy (), Evelyn Tubb (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Time, cruel time by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9.
Griefe Keepe Within by John Danyel
Performer:  Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (), Dan Dunkelblum (),
Alexandra Polin (Viol), Michal Gondko (Bass Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Drop not mine eyes by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Dino Luthy (), Evelyn Tubb (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Have all our passions? by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Alexandra Polin (Viol), Dan Dunkelblum ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
12.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Let not Chloris think by John Danyel
Performer:  Evelyn Tubb (), Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Alexandra Polin (Viol),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Dino Luthy ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Can doleful notes by John Danyel
Performer:  Alexandra Polin (Viol), Dan Dunkelblum (), Dino Luthy (),
Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: No, let chromatic tunes by John Danyel
Performer:  Dino Luthy (), Alexandra Polin (Viol), Michal Gondko (Bass Lute),
Evelyn Tubb (), Dan Dunkelblum ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Uncertain turns of thought by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Eyes look no more by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
17.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: If I could shut the gate by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
18.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: I die whenas I do not see by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: What delight can they enjoy by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
20.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Now the earth, the skies, the air by John Danyel
Performer:  Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb (), Dino Luthy (),
Dan Dunkelblum (), Alexandra Polin (Viol)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
21.
Mistress Anne Grene by John Danyel
Performer:  Alexandra Polin (Viol), Dan Dunkelblum (), Dino Luthy (),
Michal Gondko (Bass Lute), Evelyn Tubb ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Garden of Eloquence
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Klosterkirche Beinwill (SO), Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 

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