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Danyel: Lute Songs / Anthony Rooley, Consort Of Musick


Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 002083102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Danyel
Performer:  David ThomasJakob LindbergJohn York SkinnerEmma Kirkby,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Number of Discs: 1 
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DANYEL Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice, 1606 Anthony Rooley, cond; Consort of Musicke; Emma Kirkby (sop); John York Skinner (ct); Martyn Hill (ten); David Thomas (bs); Trevor Jones, (bass viol); Anthony Rooley, Jakob Lindberg (lt) DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 1803 (56:21)


Given the bulk of the compositions of contemporaries such as Dowland, the masses of lute music and songs, it is surprising that virtually all of John Danyel’s existing work is found on this disc; omitted are a few pieces for lute. He called Read more these pieces “private harmonies.” According to Anthony Rooley, they were written when Danyel was the music tutor for a young lady named Anne Greene. Rooley believes these 20 songs prove Danyel “the finest lute-song composer” of all, and that includes Dowland. Their subjects are traditional; largely they tell of a lovelorn male encountering feminine resistance. But some, which seem to appear in a meaningful sequence, seem somehow more than conventional. Emma Kirkby, with a slightly more bitter tone than usual, sings Grief Keep Within , followed by Drop Not, Mine Eyes and then the questioning Have All Our Passions Certain Proper Vents/ And Sorrow None That Is Her Own. Each of these songs ends with a variation of the lines “Then only poor heart / That know’st more reason why / Pine, Fret, Consume, Swell, Burst and Die.” They form a kind of song cycle. There is no hope here, nor in the bleak single-note lute introduction to Can Doleful Notes, an instrumental accompaniment unique in my experience, as is the complicated writing for four voices of What Delight Can They Enjoy? The accompaniment is beautifully played by Rooley and company, and the singing, especially that of Kirkby and Martyn Hill, is wonderfully expressive. The recording was made in 1978 and sounds up-to-date. I’ve only heard occasional songs by Danyel on recordings by singers like Kirkby, but there is one other collection, on Hyperion, a recording I have not heard. Rooley’s was the original, it would seem, and it is a welcome reissue of music that I imagine could not be better performed.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Why canst thou not? by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
2.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: What delight can they enjoy by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Time, cruel time by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
4.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Thou pretty bird by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
5.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Stay, cruel, stay by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
6.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Now the earth, the skies, the air by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
7.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: No, let chromatic tunes by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
8.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Like as the lute delights by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
9.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Let not Chloris think by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
10.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: If I could shut the gate by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
11.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: I die whenas I do not see by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
12.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: He whose desires are still abroad by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
13.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Have all our passions? by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
14.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Grief kept within by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
15.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Eyes look no more by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
16.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Drop not mine eyes by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
17.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Dost thou withdraw thy grace by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
18.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Coy Daphne fled by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
19.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Can doleful notes by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
20.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: Uncertain turns of thought by John Danyel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Jakob Lindberg (Lute), John York Skinner (Countertenor),
Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Bass Viola Da Gamba),
Anthony Rooley (Lute)
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 

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