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Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. & William Byrd: Consort Music


Release Date: 01/08/2008 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 256   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  AnonymousWilliam ByrdAlfonso FerraboscoRichard Nicholson
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

«Apt for Viols and Voices». That's how the fusion of voices and viols is mentioned in several documents of the English renaissance. This CD is devoted to two of the most important composers of that period who've bequeathed us an important body of 'consorts' for 4 and 6 part viols as well as some very moving 'consort songs'. Both were employed at the royal court. The former Elisabeth the 1st, the latter by James the 1st. The elder remains faithful to the basic principles of polyphony acquired with his master Thomas Tallis for whom he writes the poignant elegy 'Ye Sacred Muses'. The second musician, on the other hand, a viola virtuoso, leads his instrument into new avenues and develops his polyphony through audacious experiments. «Apt for Viols and Voices». That's how the fusion of voices and viols is mentioned in several documents of the English renaissance. This CD is devoted to two of the most important composers of that period who've bequeathed us an important body of 'consorts' for 4 and 6 part viols as well as some very moving 'consort songs'. Both were employed at the royal court. The former Elisabeth the 1st, the latter by James the 1st. The elder remains faithful to the basic principles of polyphony acquired with his master Thomas Tallis for whom he writes the poignant elegy 'Ye Sacred Muses'. The second musician, on the other hand, a viola virtuoso, leads his instrument into new avenues and develops his polyphony through audacious experiments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oh death, rock me asleep by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2.
Come tread the paths by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Quis me statim rupto vetat fato mori? by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
My sweet little darling by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Fantasia a 6 no 2 in G minor by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Wretched Albinus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
7.
Rejoice unto the Lord by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1586; London, England 
8.
Fair Britain isle by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
9.
In Nomine by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
10.
Born is the Babe by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
11.
Triumph with pleasant melody by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12.
Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Lullaby, my sweet little baby by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1588; England 
13.
Fantasia a 5 by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
14.
Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis" by William Byrd
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; England 
15.
Complain with tears by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
16.
Fie, fie my fate by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17.
In paradise by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
18.
In Nomine à 5 by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
19.
Fantasia In Nomine à 6 by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
20.
Sweet was the song of the Virgin by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
21.
Almande by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
22.
This merry pleasant spring by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
23.
Dovehouse Pavan by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
24.
Cuckoo by Richard Nicholson
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
25.
When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
26.
Fantasia à 4 by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
27.
Alas, Alack, my heart is woe by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
28.
Fantasia à 6 by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
29.
Why stays the bridegroom? by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1608; England 
30.
Pavane by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
31.
Fantasia on the hexachord by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
32.
Farewell the Bliss by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philippe Pierlot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1620; England 

Sound Samples

O Death Rock Me Asleep
Come Tread the Paths
Quis me statim
My Little Sweet Darling
Fantasia a 6 No. 2 in G minor
Wretched Albinus
Rejoice unto the Lord
Fair Britain isle
In Nomine a 4 No. 1
Born Is the Babe
Triumph with pleasant melody: Triumph with Pleasant Melody
Lullaby, my sweet little baby
Fantasia a 5
Ye sacred muses: Ye sacred Muses
Complain with Tears
Fie, Fie, My Fate
In Paradise
Pavan on 4 Notes: Heare me O God
In Nomine a 5
Fantasia In Nomine a 6
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung
Allmand, Gaillard and Coranto
This Merry Pleasant Spring
Dovehouse Pavan a 5
Cuckoo
When Daphne from Fair Phoebus Did Fly
Fantasia a 4
Alas, Alack, My Heart Is Woe
Fantasia a 6 No. 1 in G minor
Why Stays the Bridegroom
Pavan
Why Stays the Bridegroom: (ornamented version)
Fantasia on the hexachord
Farewell the Bliss

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