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The English Stage Jig / Skeaping, City Waites


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67754   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousWill KempeThomas Jordan
Performer:  Thomas PaddenLucie SkeapingSimon GrantRoddy Skeaping,   ... 
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Musical comedies from the 16th & 17th centuries for the Merriment & Delight of Wise Men & the Ignorant. An unusual and delightfully bawdy offering from the irrepressible Lucie Skeaping and her collaborators The City Waites. Today we think of a jig as simply a dance, but in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England the word was used to describe a short musical farce featuring songs, dancing and slapstick comedy. By 1590 Jigs were thoroughly established in the London theatres as the standard ending or Afterpiece to more serious theatrical fare; they could be satirical, sentimental, libellous, riotous and often downright obscene, offering a shameless and frequently subversive antidote to the plays which preceded them. The Read more characters include cuckolded husbands, adulterous wives, country bumpkins, milkmaids, whores, city wide-boys, muggers and thieves, the plots often taken from folk tales but updated for city audiences with slapstick and comic twists of fate. These jigs all appear here in their premiere recordings. In committing these works to disc for the first time, Lucie Skeaping has given us a unique and tantalising glimpse of theatrical history. Artfully presented and recorded, they contain all the quick-fire banter, robust language and delight in linguistic play that marked the age, all set to some of the most delightful popular tunes England has ever produced. An entertaining cameo from Catherine Bott is among the many uproarious performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Black Man: Quoth Joan to John "Sweet Susan, remember" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
The Black Man: The Indian Queen "Y'are well overtaken" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Simon Grant (Baritone), Roddy Skeaping (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
The Black Man: Prithee love turn to me "Come sweetheart" by Anonymous
Performer:  Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Simon Grant (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
The Black Man: Walsingham "As ye came from Walsingham" by Anonymous
Performer:  Simon Grant (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano), Roddy Skeaping (Baritone),
Thomas Padden (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
The Black Man: Jog on "Jog on, jog on, my pretty Susan" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Simon Grant (Baritone),
Lucie Skeaping (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
The Black Man: Priince Rupert's March "In this same plight" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Simon Grant (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7.
The Black Man: Greys Inn Mask "Come buy a brush" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
The Black Man: Heartsease "O woe is me" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
The Black Man: The Gelding of the Devil "Black do I cry" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
The Black Man: Grim King of the Ghosts "Man, forbear this place" by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11.
The Black Man: Peg a Ramsey "Our sentienel keeps well" by Anonymous
Performer:  Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Simon Grant (Baritone), Thomas Padden (Baritone),
Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1633; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
The Merry Wooing of Robin and Joan by Anonymous
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13.
Singing Simpkin: The Crost Couple "Blind Cupid hath made" by Will Kempe
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Soprano), Thomas Padden (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
14.
Singing Simpkin: Prince Rupert's March "There is a Royster at the door" by Will Kempe
Performer:  Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Thomas Padden (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano),
Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15.
The Bloody Battle at Billingsgate by Anonymous
Performer:  Catherine Bott (Soprano), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1665; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
16.
The Cheaters Cheated: The Friar and the Nun "Good morrow fellow Filcher" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
17.
The Cheaters Cheated: Upon a Summer's Day-Kemp's Jig "Our Taunton den is a dungeon" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Jonathan McGovern (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
18.
The Cheaters Cheated: The Friar and the Nun "The rainbow never knew" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Jonathan McGovern (Baritone), Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
19.
The Cheaters Cheated: Jack a Lent "Quick let us share" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
20.
The Cheaters Cheated: Tha Carman's Whistle "Soldiers fight" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21.
The Cheaters Cheated: Stingo-Half Hanekin "I can dance and I can sing" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Jonathan McGovern (Baritone), Lucie Skeaping (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
22.
The Cheaters Cheated: The Gelding of the Devil "Oh wo, wo, wo by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Jonathan McGovern (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23.
The Cheaters Cheated: Argeers "We shall ne're have lucky minuit" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
24.
The Cheaters Cheated: Cavalilly Man "Now farawel Lungeon by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Lucie Skeaping (Soprano), Roddy Skeaping (Baritone), Jonathan McGovern (Baritone),
Thomas Padden (Baritone), Douglas Wootton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
25.
The Cheaters Cheated: Upon a Summers Day "Ch'ave overcome my woes" by Thomas Jordan
Performer:  Jonathan McGovern (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lucie Skeaping
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The City Waites
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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