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The Food of Love / Baltimore Consort


Release Date: 08/23/2019 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: DSL-92234  
Composer:  Jean D'EstréesAnonymousThomas MorleyRobert Jones,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, The Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish, and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and courtly art song, and dance. Their interest in early music of English/Scottish heritage has also led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional music preserved in North America. There are hundreds of references to music in the works of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s music can be placed into three general categories: Incidental Music- The individual titles of incidental music in Shakespeare’s works are never named but the directions “music here,” “music begins,” “music for dancing,” etc. are provided. Literary References- Shakespeare Read more refers to the music, music theory, and instruments of the time within the text of his works. A humorous example is found in the names of the musicians Peter confronts in Romeo and Juliet: Hugh Rebec, Simon Catling and James Soundpost. Songs- Specific songs are included for performance in the text of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare authored the lyrics to some of these songs but also incorporated popular songs known to his contemporary audiences. The plays did not include notation of the tunes of these songs. However, we are certain that Robert Johnson’s settings for “Full Fathom Five” and “Where the Bee Sucks” are the same as when originally performed in The Tempest. Johnson is well documented as Shakespeare’s composer. For the other songs on the recording we are using the earliest surviving versions – both published and from manuscript – which are contemporary with Shakespeare’s productions. These include, “It Was a Lover and his Lasse,” “Farewell, Dear Love,” “When Griping Grief,” “Gravedigger’s Song,” and “Willow Song.”

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REVIEW:

This gem of an album played with historical performance accuracy and 21st century pizzazz is a revealing and often toe-tapping thing to treasure.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Les Bouffons by Jean D'Estrées
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
2.
Kemp's Gigue by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1600; England 
3.
First Booke of Ayres: It was a lover and his lasse by Thomas Morley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
4.
O mistress mine, where are you roaming by Thomas Morley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Pegaramsey by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Farewell, dear love by Robert Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
7.
Where Griping Grief the Heart Doth Wound by Richard Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Contemporary 
8.
My Lady Careys Dompe by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
9.
Complain My lute by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
10.
Pavans, Galliards, Almaines (65): The Honie-suckle by Anthony Holborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
11.
Queene's good night by Thomas Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12.
A Fancy by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
13.
The Carman's Whistle by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
14.
The English Dancing Master: Cuckolds all a row by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
15.
The Manchester Gamba Book: No. 5, Whoope doe me no harm - Jog On by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
16.
King of Denmark, his Galliard, P 40 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17.
Tarletones riserrectione, P 59 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
18.
In Youth When I Did Love by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
19.
Bonny sweet Robin by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
20.
Tarleton's Jig, P 81 by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
21.
Greensleeves by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: 16th Century 
Written: England 
22.
Greensleeves by John Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
23.
Where the Bee Sucks, for voice & lute by Robert Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1660; England 
24.
Full fathom five by Robert Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1611; England 
25.
Fortune my foe by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
26.
Willow Song by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
27.
Pavans, Galliards, Almaines (65): The Fairie-round by Anthony Holborne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
28.
The Mad Merry Pranks of Robin Goodfellow by Ben Jonson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
Written: England 

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