Philip Rosseter

Biography

Born: 567   Died: May 5, 1623; London, England  
Philip Rosseter was an English court musician who championed the cause of the simple air and denigrated fancy counterpoint; he was also a theater manager whose satirical productions got him into mild trouble with the public and the king.

From 1603 until his death twenty years later he served as a lutenist at the court of James I. His best-known work is the 1601 A Booke of Ayres, containing twenty-one of his songs with lute and viol
Read more accompaniment (the other twenty-one songs in this volume are by Thomas Campion). Rosseter indulged in the fashionable melancholy familiar from the works of his contemporary John Dowland (with whom he got into a legal tangle), but he also employed light, dancing rhythms. His music is determinedly simple, eschewing counterpoint and high expression. Compared to the works of Dowland, it is rather uneventful, but also well within the abilities of a wide swath of English singing society.

In 1609 he issued a set of lessons for mixed consort (plucked instruments, flute, and strings), but only fragments of this set have survived, mainly the flute parts. That same year, Rosseter and Robert Keysar set up a Whitefriars theater employing boy actors. When the lease on the playhouse expired in 1614 Rosseter and his partners tried to build a new one at Blackfriars, but neighborhood objections led to its demolition even before it was completed, and the company failed in 1617. Read less
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  • 1.
    John Williams: The Complete Columbia Album Collection [58 CD + 1 DVD]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 309294 Release Date: 03/04/2016   Number of Discs: 59
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Isaac Albeniz,  Francisco Tarrega,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Julian Bream,  Carlos Bonell,  Brian Gascoigne  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves,  Daniel Barenboim,  John Williams,  Louis Frémaux  ... 
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    Rca Living Stereo Collection, Vol. 2
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 300350 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Richard Strauss,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Artur Rubinstein,  Byron Janis,  Gary Graffman,  Vladimir Horowitz  ... 
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    Time Stands Still: Elizabethan & Jacobean Songs And Keyboard Music
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6255 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  John Dowland,  Philip Rosseter,  Thomas Campion  ... 
    Performer:  David Ponsford,  Simon Ponsford
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    Remember Me My Deir: Jacobean Songs Of Love And Loss
    Label: Delphian   Catalog: 34129 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Anonymous,  Francis Pilkington,  John Johnson  ... 
    Performer:  Frances Cooper,  Jonathan Hugh-Jones
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    Time Stands Still / Emma Kirby, Anthony Rooley
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55462 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Campion,  John Danyel,  John Dowland,  Thomas Ford  ... 
    Performer:  Emma Kirkby,  Anthony Rooley
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    The Voice Of Peter Pears
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1393 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Ford,  John Dowland,  Thomas Morley,  Philip Rosseter  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
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    Label: Heritage   Catalog: 224 Release Date: 07/17/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Ford,  Philip Rosseter,  John Dowland,  Thomas Morley  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten
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    Byrd, Dowland: Ye Sacred Muses
    Label: Ameson   Catalog: 1122 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Philip Rosseter,  John Coprario,  Robert Parsons  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Michel Fumas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eliza Consort
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    Label: Db Productions   Catalog: 147 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Daniel Bacheler,  Philip Rosseter,  John Johnson  ... 
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    Dowland: Lute Songs /  Damien Guillon, Eric Bellocq
    Label: Zig Zag   Catalog: 110102 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rosseter,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  Robert Johnson  ... 
    Performer:  Damien Guillon,  Eric Bellocq
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    The Renaissance Album
    Label: Pilfink Records   Catalog: 70 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rosseter,  Robert Johnson,  Robert Jones,  Francis Pilkington  ... 
    Performer:  Janne Malinen,  Robin Tritschler
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    Merry Melancholy - English Lute Music Of The 16th Century / Held
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98600 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rosseter,  John Johnson,  Francis Cutting,  John Dowland  ... 
    Performer:  Joachim Held
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    Not Just Dowland: Songs For Soprano And Lute
    Label: Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog: 34 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rosseter,  Alfonso Ferrabosco,  Anonymous,  Claudio Monteverdi  ... 
    Performer:  Matthew Wadsworth
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    Dowland: Lute Songs;  Campion, Danyel, Rosseter / James Bowman, Robert Spencer
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1048 Release Date: 06/02/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Thomas Campion,  John Danyel,  Philip Rosseter
    Performer:  James Bowman,  Robert Spencer
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    Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings - Folk Songs And Ballads / 7-Disc Set
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 193 Release Date: 07/22/2008   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Traditional,  John Danyel,  John Dowland,  Philip Rosseter  ... 
    Performer:  Desmond Dupré,  Alfred Deller,  Honor Sheppard,  Maurice Bevan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Consort,  London Chamber Players,  Ambrosian Singers
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    Elizabethan Love Songs / Hugues Cuenod, Claude Jean Chiasson
    Label: Lyrichord   Catalog: 8063 Release Date: 06/17/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Philip Rosseter,  Traditional
    Performer:  Hugues Cuénod,  Claude Jean Chiasson
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    Elizabethan Lute Songs / Pears, Bream
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 444524 Release Date: 12/10/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Ford,  Thomas Morley,  Philip Rosseter,  John Dowland
    Performer:  Julian Bream,  Peter Pears
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    Lute Songs / Charles Daniels, Nigel North
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2548 Release Date: 09/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfonso Ferrabosco,  Thomas Campion,  Thomas Morley,  William Corkine  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Daniels,  Nigel North
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    Rosseter: When Laura Smiles / Wadsworth, Gilchrist
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 2074 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Philip Rosseter
    Performer:  Matthew Wadsworth,  James Gilchrist
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    Alfred Deller - Portrait Of A Legend
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 290261 Release Date: 06/08/2004   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Anonymous,  Thomas Tallis,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  John Buttrey,  Christina Clarke,  Alfred Deller,  Mark Deller  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfred Deller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stour Music Festival Orchestra,  Deller Consort,  Stour Music Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 21.
    Music For A Great Garden - Byrd, Mozart, Et Al / Stowe, Souter, Et Al
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1097 Release Date: 01/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Robert Johnson,  Traditional,  Hildegard of Bingen  ... 
    Performer:  Sara Stowe,  Matthew Spring,  Martin Souter,  Sarah Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Girls' Choir
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    Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book / Jacob Heringman
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 06/04/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Johnson,  John Dowland,  Jane Pickeringe,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Jacob Heringman
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    Campion: Move Now With Measured Sound / Miller, Blaze, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67268 Release Date: 12/11/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Coprario,  Thomas Campion,  Philip Rosseter,  Robert Taylor
    Performer:  Elizabeth Kenny,  Robin Blaze,  Joanna Levine,  David Miller  ... 
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  • 24.
    The Sypres Curten Of The Night / M Chance, C Wilson
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 538 Release Date: 05/23/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Campion,  Thomas Ford,  Anthony Holborne,  John Danyel  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Chance,  Christopher Wilson
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  • 25.
    Early Music - Campion: Lute Songs / Rickards, Linell
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553380 Release Date: 06/01/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Thomas Campion,  Philip Rosseter
    Performer:  Dorothy Linell,  Steven Rickards
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