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Nutmeg & Ginger / Pickett, Musicians Of The Globe


Release Date: 06/15/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 456507   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William WigthorpeAnonymousValentin HaussmannGiles Farnaby,   ... 
Performer:  Joanne LunnRoderick WilliamsGary CooperPaul Agnew,   ... 
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Good programming, good no-nonsense tunes and performances full of zest and affection.

Continuing his series of Shakespeare-topical repertoire with Musicians of the Globe, Philip Pickett leaves the relatively 'high' art of odes and music for plays to attend to the broadside ballad. Not that the distinction between court and street music was as factionalized as we would have it now: the last track, Sellinger's Round - an urban jig - unashamedly led William Byrd to write one of his most elevated sets of keyboard variations. The broadside ballad was widely distributed throughout the land in the Bard's day, published in large folios and peddled by commercial travellers who demonstrated their effect. Politics, scandal and sex
Read more were all well covered. Pickett's programme is a revealing mix of ballad settings for instruments and voices delivered in an impressively varied manner. Sometimes the unaccompanied original is served, unadulterated, as in The London Prentice (to the tune 'Nancie') where Roderick Williams demonstrates his admirably clear diction. He, and the other singers, shun the temptation to wallow in an often imaginary vernacular of scrummy cider-drinking vowels. In Watkins Ale, which is all about sex, and Go, silly note, Joanne Lunn and Paul Agnew characterize the texts unobtrusively with welljudged implication for the double entendre.

The instrumental settings range from the highly idiomatic language of Giles Farnaby, whose Loath to depart is exquisitely rendered by harpsichordist Gary Cooper, to the robust and skilful consort settings by Oxford composer William Wigthorpe and continental émigré William Brade. Moving from Lord Wi/loughhie's welcome home for two lutes to the expressive How can the tree? with its poignant four-viol accompaniment (the viol consort is less convincing on its own) exemplifies the happy juxtaposition of short and sharp ballads with extended, cultivated reworkings. Good programming, good no-nonsense tunes and performances full of zest and affection. Recommended.

-- Gramophone [9/1999]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Daphne by William Wigthorpe
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 5/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work is performed in two versions on this recording. 
2.
Nutmigs and Ginger by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Watkins ale by Anonymous
Performer:  Joanne Lunn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1580; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Nancie by Valentin Haussmann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
The London Prentice by Anonymous
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This ballad is set to the tune of "Nancie." 
6.
Loath to Depart by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Gary Cooper (Virginal)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
The Cutpurse by Anonymous
Performer:  Paul Agnew (Tenor)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This ballad is set to a tune adapted from "Packington's Pound." 
8.
Dulcina by William Brade
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Fortune my foe by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
10.
Lie still, my dear by Anonymous
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Jacob Heringman (Lute)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This ballad is set to the tune of "Loath to depart." 
11.
The Miller by Anonymous
Performer:  Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This ballad is set to the tune of "Nutmeg and Ginger." 
12.
My Lord Willobes Wellcome Home, P 66 by John Dowland
Performer:  Jacob Heringman (Lute), Tom Finucane (Lute)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This setting was composed in part by a second anonymous composer. 
13.
How can the tree by Anonymous
Performer:  Joanne Lunn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Pavan a 5 on "Lord Willoughby" by Valentin Haussmann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15.
Galliard a 5 on "Lord Willoughby" by Valentin Haussmann
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16.
What if a day by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Paul Agnew (Tenor), Jacob Heringman (Lute)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This work is performed in an expanded version titled "Go, silly note." Its authorship by Campion is uncertain. 
17.
Come hither by William Wigthorpe
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on the tune of "Lord Willoughby." 
18.
As at noone Dulcina rested by Anonymous
Performer:  Joanne Lunn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Dido was the Carthage queen by George Mason
Performer:  Jacob Heringman (Lute), Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1617; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This ballad was written either by George Mason or John Earsden. 
20.
Packington's Pound by Anonymous
Performer:  Gary Cooper (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Benjamin Cosyn 
21.
Sellingers Round by Anonymous
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
22.
Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Jacob Heringman (Lute), Tom Finucane (Lute)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
23.
Daphne by William Wigthorpe
Performer:  Joanne Lunn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicians of the Globe
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 5/1996 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This work is performed in two versions on this recording. 

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