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The Queen's Goodnight - Dowland, Etc / Charivari Agréable


Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 20   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John DowlandThomas RobinsonWilliam CorkineAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Lynda SayceKah-Ming NgSusanne Heinrich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's certainly not news that Elizabethan England produced some profoundly enduring music. But here's yet another entry to the huge anthology of recordings that variously celebrate this rich, fertile period of artistic creation and innovation. Although you can't tell from the outer packaging, this is an instrumental program that features viols, virginals, harpsichord, chamber organ, and lute, performed by a trio of very proficient musicians known as Charivari Agréable. John Dowland, John Johnson, Giles Farnaby, and Tobias Hume are represented, along with William Byrd, whose notable harpsichord piece, The Bells, exploits the instrument's natural ringing tonal characteristics, juiced up with cascading runs and rapidly layered chords. Read more The disc's title piece is a gentle lute lament on the death of the Queen, which flows seamlessly into Dowland's own commemorative galliard "The most sacred Queene Elizabeth". There's much to admire here, and nothing to admonish. It's just a finely organized, well-performed program that captures the spirit and character of instrumental music of a specific time and place--an indulgence for early music enthusiasts who already own many such collections, and a worthy introduction to this genre for anyone new to this repertoire. [4/25/2003]

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Solus cum sola, P 10 by John Dowland
Performer:  Lynda Sayce (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
Queene Elizabeth, her Galliard, P 41 by John Dowland
Performer:  Lynda Sayce (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Twenty waies by Thomas Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Queene's good night by Thomas Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Whoope doe me no harme goodman by William Corkine
Performer:  Kah-Ming Ng (Keyboards), Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Whoop, do me no harm, good man." 
6.
Robin is to the greenwood gone by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7.
Jhonson's Medley by Edward Johnson
Performer:  Kah-Ming Ng (Virginal), Lynda Sayce (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8.
His rest by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Kah-Ming Ng (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
The Bells, MB 38 by William Byrd
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1599; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
10.
Captaine Humes Musicall Humors: Deth by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
The first part of ayres: no 13, Life by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12.
Scottish Huntsuppe by Anonymous
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba), Lynda Sayce (Lute), Kah-Ming Ng (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1616; Scotland 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13.
Allison's Knell by Richard Allison
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Treble Vla da gamba), Lynda Sayce (Lute), Kah-Ming Ng (Chamber Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
14.
Artheres Dump by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
Lamentations by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
16.
Fantasia by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Kah-Ming Ng (Chamber Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
17.
Whoop, do me no harm, good man by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba), Kah-Ming Ng (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Whoope doe me no harme goodman." 
18.
A Dump by John Johnson
Performer:  Susanne Heinrich (Viola da gamba), Lynda Sayce (Lute), Kah-Ming Ng (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
19.
New Hunt by John Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2002 
Venue:  Chapel, Hertford College, Oxford 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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