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Cozens Lute Book / Anthony Rooley


Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4802300   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John DanyelThomas RobinsonAnonymousJohn Dowland,   ... 
Performer:  Anthony Rooley
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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BACHELAR Pavan and Galliard. DANYEL Mistress Anne Grene Her Leaves Be Greene. DOWLAND Fancy; Frogg Galliard; Lachrimae Pavan. HOLLIS John Blundeville’s Last Farewell. LAURENCINI Fantasia. EQUITIS ROMANI Exercitium. T. S. 2 Galliards. ANON Read more class="ARIAL12bi">Mail Symms; Preludium VI Anthony Rooley (lt) DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 2300 (43:51)


What ties this exquisitely played collection of lute pieces together is that all appeared in the anthology whose pieces were chosen by one John Cozens. Searching through 16th-century manuscripts in the 1960s, Rooley evidently discovered many such personal collections, designed for each owner’s amusement and edification. Found in the Cambridge University library, the John Cozens Lute Book was distinguished in Rooley’s eyes by the collector’s taste, the “florid” ornamentation, and clarity. Rooley recorded a quarter of the music in the manuscript. It’s all worth hearing, even that character Anonymous’s two numbers; the stately Mall Symms opens the collection. Yet the music seems to leap into another realm when Rooley plays the three Dowland pieces, including the unexpectedly grave Fancy. Laurencini is an Italian composer and so, evidently, was the composer known as “Equitis Romani.” There is variety here as well. Recorded in 1975, this collection is on compact disc for the first time. The recording is close, and precise; the music is played masterfully.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Mistress Anne Grene by John Danyel
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2.
Spanish Pavan by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Mall symes by Anonymous
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
4.
John come kiss me now by Anonymous
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
5.
Frogg Galliard, P 23A by John Dowland
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Lachrimae Pavan, P 15 by John Dowland
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
7.
A Fancy by John Dowland
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
8.
Fantasia for Lute by Lorenzini da Roma
Performer:  Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 

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