Samuel Akeroyde

Biography

Born: 1650; Yorkshire, England   Died: 1706  
Little is known about Samuel Akeroyde; however, he was quite well known during his lifetime, as his works appeared in many collections of his day, including The Theater of Music (1685 - 1687) and The Banquet of Musick (1688 - 1690). Interestingly, this king's musician (violin), of the courts of both King James II and King William, is remembered more as a songwriter than as an instrumental composer. Of his 100 or so tunes, many were written for Read more use in the theatrical works of D'Urfey, and still others for works by Harris, Crowne, and Motteux. Akeroyde's work can hardly be found on recording; however, Jenny, My Blithest Maid is available on the Dorian label, featuring C. LaRue and the Baltimore Consort. Read less
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    The Best Of The Baltimore Consort
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90023 Release Date: 01/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Traditional,  John Playford,  Rory Dall O'Cahan  ... 
    Performer:  Chris Norman,  Webb Wiggins,  Howard Bass,  Alice Kosloski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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    Tunes From The Attic / The Baltimore Consort
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90235 Release Date: 04/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Johnson,  Anonymous,  William Ballet,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Ronn McFarlane,  Chris Norman,  Mary Anne Ballard,  Larry Lipkis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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    Pills To Purge Melancholy / City Waits, Wistreich
    Label: Saydisc   Catalog: 382 Release Date: 08/22/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  John Eccles,  Daniel Purcell,  William Croft  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Wistreich
    Conductor:  Roderick Skeaping
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City Waites
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