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Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - English, French & Italian Madrigals / 6-Disc Set


Release Date: 05/19/2009 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 196   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thomas MorleyJohn WilbyeThomas WeelkesThomas Vautor,   ... 
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are boxes to last a lifetime.

This set, volume 5 in the Complete Vanguard Recordings of Alfred Deller, presents on CD for the first time all of the madrigals recorded by the Deller Consort in a single collection.

The madrigal was a beloved specialty of the Deller Consort, and this collection is a thorough study of its art, from the intense emotion of the Italian madrigals of Monteverdi to the well-sung delights of the English springtime as expressed by Morley and Wilbye.

All of the contents from these original LP releases are included:

The English Madrigal School, Volumes 1-4
Madrigal Masterpieces, Volumes
Read more 1-3
The Silver Swan and other Madrigals
Monteverdi: Madrigali Amorosi from the 8th Book of Madrigals


This 6-CD set also comes with a bonus CD-ROM.

R E V I E W:

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ENGLISH, FRENCH AND ITALIAN MADRIGALS & Alfred Deller, dir; Deller Consort MUSICAL CONCEPTS 196 (6 CDs: 420:28)


Music of MORLEY, WILBYE, WEELKES, VAUTOR, EDWARDS, BARTLETT, BENNET, WARD, R. JOHNSON, TALLIS, SHEPHERD, GIBBONS, PILKINGTON, BYRD, JONES, COSTELEY, PASSEREAU, JANEQUIN, JOSQUIN DES PREZ, LASSUS, TOMKINS, MONTEVERDI, MARENZIO, RORE, ARCADELT, GESUALDO


& CD-ROM


For Deller fans who still have the original vinyl, these six discs include the complete contents of nine LPs: BG 553; BG 554; BG 624; BG 577/BGS 5002/HM 4SD (Morley); BG 578/BGS 5003/HM 74SD (Wilbye); BG 579/BGS 5007 (Monteverdi); BG 604/BGS 5031; BG 639/BGS 5051; and BG 671/BGS 70671. Six of the LPs were collections, and all were issued between 1956 and 1963 except the last, which was issued in 1966. The first sides of Morley and Wilbye were also recoupled as SRV 157SD. This box is Volume 5 (of six boxes) of the complete Vanguard recordings of Alfred Deller, issued now by Musical Concepts under license from Sheridan Square Entertainment, the current holder of Vanguard’s rights. The first thing to note is the marvelous quality of the transfers. Starting with the first disc, the clean stereo sound comes through the whole surround system, while the second disc, mono originally, is equally clean coming only from the front. The layout of the six discs treats the original programming as primary, four of the CDs leading off with a complete vinyl program. The contents of the other five LPs are distributed in such a way that the CDs still have their own sensible programming.


The booklet has a detailed list of contents and an introductory essay. The CD-ROM gives access to all six boxes, but note that this is identified as Volume 6, so click on the correct cover art, not the number. For each box, you can access the contents already printed in the booklet and also click on the texts and the notes for each CD in the box. For the notes on recordings that have been split into several groups, links lead directly to the set of notes for the original program. There is also an illuminating essay on the preparation of these reissues. It may be best to write about each of the nine original programs.


Morley (BGS 5002): These 19 madrigals were drawn from five volumes of his published works, a broad survey. This is the beginning of CD 1.


Wilbye (BGS 5003): Of only 65 madrigals published in his lifetime, this sampling of 14 selections contrasted the classic Wilbye with the romantic Weelkes (in Tovey’s comparison).


The English madrigal school, Volume 1 (BG 553): 14 works by seven composers constituted one of the consort’s first recordings for Bach Guild (preceded only by a Tallis disc). The Morley and Weelkes titles were not duplicated on the later discs. This is the beginning of CD 2.


The English madrigal school, Volume 2 (BG 554): made together with the previous disc, this added 16 selections by mostly the same composers and Anon.


The Silver Swan (BG 624): leading off with Gibbons’s masterpiece, this focused on four English composers. This was issued in 1962 only in mono. It leads off CD 3.


Madrigal masterpieces, Volume 1 (BGS 5031): 17 madrigals by eight composers from France, Italy, and England provided a more diversified program, but the composers have been regrouped on CD by nationality.


Madrigal masterpieces, Volume 2 (BGS 5051): 14 madrigals by eight composers from the same three countries are also regrouped here. Included is Monteverdi’s Lagrime d’amante.


Madrigal masterpieces, Volume 3 (BGS 70671): 12 madrigals by six composers from the same three countries are again regrouped here. Unusual is the inclusion of Josquin’s Nymphes des bois and Parfons regretz.


Monteverdi Madrigali Amorosi (BGS 5007): most of the amorous half of Book 8, this was an early example of recording a set of Monteverdi by the content of a published book. With this program leading off CD 5, the Italian madrigals fill the last two CDs.


Some who judge Alfred Deller more critically will still agree that these years were the best of his career, mature yet unmannered. It is not merely trite to call this project a labor of love, for that is evident in the introduction found on the CD-ROM. Deller fans will know if they want this to keep.


FANFARE: J. F. Weber


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The Vanguard Dellers have now emerged in shiny box sets to delight a new generation. That said, their stylistic particularities, so vulnerable to the passage of performance history, will alert listeners to the prevailing orthodoxies and aesthetics of the time. In short, a degree of romanticism, one that imbued the performances with great warmth but could also, to critical ears, turn the things inside out, ahistorically. That was, one suspects, even the case toward the end of the Deller project when fresh winds were blowing in the Early Music scene. The great names of the vocal ensemble however are all here; names that will ignite strong memories and affections – amongst them Cantelo, Brown, English, Bevan, Sheppard, McLoughlin, Thomas, and Robert Tear, let’s not forget, who sings on a goodly number of tracks.

A set such as this sweeps up a vast body of work into one boxed basket and is certainly not for consecutive listening. It’s rather a reference box, a repository of an approach to the repertoire of one of the most outstanding contributors to it, on disc and in person. This was in many ways crusading work for the repertoire, a sustained and systematic unveiling of music that had not been heard in such a way and in such bulk on disc before. Its approach in general spearheaded, say, the later Consort of Musicke, and many other ensembles; and it underlay an ethos to the music too, however altered the new approaches might have been. It’s good to be able to honour and salute Deller’s pioneering efforts in this way. These are boxes to last a lifetime.

The coiling and winding lines of Morley’s Miraculous love’s wounding attest to the care and preparation involved; so too the expressive plangency and depth of utterance accorded Leave this toemneting. These are the kinds of pieces at which the group excelled. With music that calls for the kind of melancholy that spans time and place, they are still a minor revelation. But sometimes their approach borders – it seems to us now, perhaps - almost on the parodic. The very BBC Home Service rendition of I go before, my darling – with sopranos April Cantello and Eileen McLoughlin – remains very much of its own time. It’s things like Wilbye’s Ah, cannot sigh, nor tears, nor aught else move thee that captures the group at its most intense and moving, though I would rate their rendition of the same composer’s Lady your words do spite me just as highly.

These examples come from the first CD but clearly these comments apply across the set. Sometimes the ensemble sounds simply too coy. There are a number of such examples. But where one fears that might be the case, we are happily found wanting in judgement; Thomas Vautor’s Mother, I will have a husband sounds stronger and more purposeful than others in the genre. The hey-nonny aspect of such as John Bennett’s All creatures are now merry-minded wears pretty thin pretty quickly and it’s best to turn to a truly great madrigal and instrumental composer such as John Ward, whose Hope of my heart is noble and elevated. Tallis’s Like as the doleful dove is sonorous but attractively gentle-grained. One thing that impresses is the choice of tempo. Try Wilbye’s Lady, when I behold in the third disc; it sounds a perfectly judged and sustained tempo, and is. This Silver Swan set of madrigals presents some of the finest examples in the box, and shows the Consort operating at or very near its outstanding best; Gibbons, Pilkington, Johnson, Ward, Wilbye and Robert Jones are the outstanding names – and there are two examples by Byrd.

The fourth disc is given over to mostly French madrigals. I can’t really think of a better word than ‘affected’ to describe the articulation of the consort’s Le Chant des Oiseaux. Their Janequin otherwise is fine, but here it sounds over-fussed. One would expect their Josquin La déploration de Jehan Ockeghem (Nymphes des bois) to be a most moving experience. I listened several times expecting the Deller magic to move me. Stubbornly it refused to do so. Better was La bataillle de Marignan whose robust qualities are extrovertly detailed. In the Monteverdi Madrigal amorosi the sopranos can tend to cut across the ensemble. What was sometimes implicit in the English madrigal recordings becomes overt in the more exposed and taxing Monteverdi settings. One listens in particular to Wilfred Brown and Gerald English, the tenors who so raptly and sensitively evoke the deeper mysteries of the music; one thinks in particular of their remarking contribution to the 1638 Altri canti di Marte e di sua schiera. They are at a pitch of melancholy intensity by the final part, Mentre vaga angioletta. Their singing reflects the greater qualities of the Deller performance, that of a gentle pathos that reaches inwards and makes the music vibrate with life.

A final disc offers downloadable cover art, notes and lyrics. The booklet has brief notes and a track-listing.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Now is the month of maying by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
2.
In dewe of roses by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1594; England 
3.
Shoot, false love, I care not by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
4.
Miraculous love's wounding by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
5.
Harke; Alleluia cheerely by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
6.
Arise, get up my deere by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; England 
7.
Leave, alas, this tormenting by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: 16th Century 
Written: by 1595; England 
8.
I goe before, my darling by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
9.
Say, gentle nymphes by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1594; England 
10.
God morrow, faye ladies of the may by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; England 
11.
Aprill is in my Mistris face by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
12.
Canzonets to 3 Voices: no 23, Though Philomela lost hir love by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1593; England 
13.
Hard by a cristall fountaine by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; England 
14.
Whether awaie so fast? by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; England 
15.
I follow, loe, the footing by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
16.
O griefe, even on the bud by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
17.
When, loe, by breake of morning by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
18.
Beesides a fountaine by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1594; England 
19.
Fire! Fire! my heart! by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
20.
Thus saith my Cloris bright by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
21.
Happy, O happy he, who not affecting by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
22.
Ye that do live in pleasures plenty by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
23.
Ah, cannot sigh, nor tears, nor aught else move thee by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
24.
Stay Coridon thou swaine by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
25.
Draw on sweet night by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
26.
Lady your words do spite me by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
27.
As fair as morn, as fresh as May by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
28.
Weepe, mine eyes by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
29.
Hoe, who comes there? by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1594; England 
30.
Cease sorrowes now by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
31.
The First Set, beeing Songs of Divers Ayres and Natures: Mother, I will have a husband by Thomas Vautor
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1620; England 
32.
In goinge to my naked bedde by Richard Edwards
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
33.
To shorten winter's sadnesse by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
34.
O Care, thou wilt despatch me by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
35.
Of all the birds that I do know by John Bartlett
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
36.
Sweet nimphe come to thy lover by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1595; England 
37.
Weep, o mine eyes by John Bennet
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
38.
All creatures now are merry minded by John Bennet
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
39.
The ape, the monkey and the baboon by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1608; England 
40.
Oft have I vowde by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
41.
Strike it up tabor by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1608; England 
42.
Hope of my heart by John Ward
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
43.
Sweet hony sucking bees by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
44.
Defiled is my name by Robert Johnson
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
45.
On the plaines Fairie traines by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
46.
When grypinge griefes by Richard Edwards
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
47.
All at once well met faire ladies by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
48.
Like as the doleful dove by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
49.
The bitter sweet by Anonymous
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
50.
Flora gave mee fairest flowers by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
51.
O happy dames by John Sheppard
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
52.
Yong Cupid hath proclaim'd by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; England 
53.
The happy life by Anonymous
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
54.
Thule, the period of cosmographie by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
55.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: The silver swanne by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
56.
Rest, sweet nymphs by Francis Pilkington
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
57.
Diaphenia, like the daffdowndilly by Francis Pilkington
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
58.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: What is our life? by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
59.
Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Though Amaryllis dance in green by William Byrd
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1588; England 
60.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Ah, deere hart by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
61.
Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets...fit for Voyces or Viols: This sweet and merry month of May by William Byrd
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1590; England 
62.
First Set of Madrigals and Mottets: Daintie fine bird by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; England 
63.
Have I found her by Francis Pilkington
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
64.
O softly singing lute by Francis Pilkington
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
65.
Amyntas with his Phyliis fair by Francis Pilkington
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
66.
Retire, my troubled soul by John Ward
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1613; England 
67.
Upon a bank with roses by John Ward
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
68.
Out of the vale by John Ward
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
69.
I smile to see how you devise by Anonymous
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
70.
Benedicam Domino "O Lord with all my heart" by Robert Johnson
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
71.
Oft have I vowde by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
72.
Come, shepherd swains, that wont to hear me sing by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; England 
73.
The lady Oriana by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1601; England 
74.
Fair Oriana by Robert Jones
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
75.
Lady, when I beehold by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
76.
Adew, sweet Amarillis by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; England 
77.
I always beg, yet never am relieved by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
78.
Thus love commands that I in vain complain me by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598; England 
79.
Allons, gay bergères by Guillaume Costeley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
80.
Mignonne, allon voir si la roze by Guillaume Costeley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
81.
Il est bel et bon by Pierre Passereau
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
82.
Réveillez vous cueurs endormis "Le chant des oiseaux" by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
83.
Parfons regretz by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
84.
Déploration sur la mort de Ockeghem by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
85.
La nuict froide et somber (Du Bellay), chanson for 4 voices, B. xii/119 (S. xii/34) by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
86.
Ce moys de may, M 1 no 10 by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
87.
La bataille by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
88.
Au joly boys by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
89.
Or sus vous dormés trop, M 1 no 5 "L'alouette" by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
90.
Mon coeur se recommande by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
91.
Psalmes, Sonets and Songs: Lullaby, my sweet little baby by William Byrd
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1588; England 
92.
Now is the month of maying by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
93.
Songs of 3-6 parts: When David heard that Absalom was slain by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1622; England 
94.
Madrigals, Book 8: Altri canti di Marte by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
95.
Madrigals, Book 8: Vago augelletto by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
96.
Madrigals, Book 8: Mentre vaga Angioletta by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
97.
Madrigals, Book 8: Ninfa che scalza il piede by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
98.
Madrigals, Book 8: Dolcissimo uscignolo by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
99.
Madrigals, Book 8: Chi vol haver felice by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
100.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
101.
Madrigals, Book 8: Perchè t'en fuggi, O Fillide? by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
102.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non partir, ritrosetta by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
103.
Madrigals, Book 8: Su su, su pastorelli vezzosi by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
104.
Cedan l'antiche tue chiare vittorie by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
105.
Matona mia cara, villanelle for 4 voices, S. x/93 by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
106.
Madrigals a 5, Book 3: Scaldava il sol di mezzo giorno l'arco by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1582; Italy 
107.
Madrigals a 5, Book 9: Solo e pensoso by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; Italy 
108.
Madrigals a 6, Book 5: Leggiadre ninfe e pastorelli amanti by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; Italy 
109.
Anchor che col partire by Cypriano de Rore
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1547 
110.
Il bianco e dolce cigno by Jacques Arcadelt
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1539 
111.
Madrigals, Book 6: Sestina - Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
112.
Madrigals, Book 6: Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 5" - Zefiro torna by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
113.
Madrigals, Book 6: Lasciatemi morire "Lamento d'Arianna a 5" by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
114.
Madrigals, Book 6: Ohimè il bel viso by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
115.
Madrigals, Book 1: Baci, soavi e cari by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1587; Cremona, Italy 
116.
Madrigals, Book 2: Ecco mormorar l'onde by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1590; Cremona, Italy 
117.
Madrigals, Book 4: A un giro sol de bell' occhi by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
118.
Madrigals, Book 4: Non più guerra, pietate by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
119.
Madrigals, Book 4: Sfogava con le stelle by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
120.
Madrigals, Book 6: Beltà, poi che t'assenti by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
121.
Madrigals, Book 4: Ecco morirò dunque by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1596; Italy 
122.
Madrigals, Book 6: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
123.
Madrigals, Book 4: Hai, gia mi disco loro by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1596; Italy 

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