Music for Shakespeare’s Theatre

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Music for Shakespeare’s Theatre

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8570708
(8.570708)

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st March 2008

Barcode:

0747313070879

Length:

67 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Music for Shakespeare’s Theatre


 

Country Matters

Hark, hark! the lark; When daffodils begin to peer; When daisies pied; Fortune; Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Lawn as white as driven snow; Kemp’s Jig; Callino; It was a lover and his lass; When that I was

This Music Mads Me

How should I your true love know?; Bonny, Sweet Robin;Tomorrow is St Valentine’s day; And will he not come again?; In youth when I did love; Tarleton’s Resurrection; Hey, jolly Robin; The poor soul sat sighing (Willow Song)

Seals of Love

O mistress mine; Come away death; Divisions on Greensleeves; Farewell dear heart; Packington’s Pound; Take, O take those lips away; O sweet Oliver;Light o’ Love; Who is Sylvia?; The Sick Tune; Sigh no more ladies; Come live with me

Music’s Lore

When griping grief; O death rock me asleep; Heartsease; You spotted snakes; The woozel cock; Full fathom five; My Lady Hunsdon’s Puff; Where the bee sucks


Gerald Place (tenor), Dorothy Linell (lute) & Rebecca Hickey (soprano)

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Music played an important role in the Renaissance theatre and Shakespeare brought new subtlety to its use. In a theatre without lights and sets, it fell to music to underline mood, whether for magic, comedy, feasting or pathos.

Here are thirty or so settings from Shakespeare’s lifetime by composers including Morley, Johnson, Dowland, Byrd, Ferrabosco and others, including lyrics set to ballad tunes that would have been very familiar to the actors in his company.

Robert Johnson: Hark, hark! the lark

Hark, Hark! The Lark

Antony Holborne: When Daffodils Begin to Peer (arr. G. Place)

When Daffodils Begin to Peer

When Daisies Pied

When Daisies Pied

John Dowland: Fortune my foe, P. 62

Fortune

Thomas Greaves: Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun (arr. G. Place)

Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun

John Wilson: Lawn as White as Driven Snow

Lawn as White as Driven Snow

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Callino

Callino

Thomas Morley: The First Book of Ayres or Little Short Songs: It was a lover and his lasse

It Was a Lover and His Lass

Traditional: When That I Was

When That I Was

William Byrd: How Should I Your True Love Know?

How Should I Your True Love Know?

Bonny Sweet Robin

Bonny Sweet Robin

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day

And Will He Not Come Again?

And Will He Not Come Again?

In Youth When I Did Love

In Youth When I Did Love

John Dowland: Tarleton's Resurrection, P. 59

Tarleton's Resurrection

Hey, Jolly Robin

Hey, Jolly Robin

The Poor Soul Sat Sighing, "Willow Song"

The Poor Soul Sat Sighing, "Willow Song"

Thomas Morley: The First Book of Ayres or Little Short Songs

O Mistress Mine

Come Away Death

Come Away Death

Francis Cutting: 4 Divisions on popular tunes

Divisions on Greensleeves

Robert Jones: Farewell Dear Heart

Farewell Dear Heart

Packington's Pound

Packington's Pound

John Wilson: Take, O Take Those Lips Away

Take, O Take Those Lips Away

O Sweet Oliver

O Sweet Oliver

Light o' Love

Light o' Love

Alfonso Ferrabosco II: Who is Sylvia? (arr. G. Place)

Who is Sylvia?

The Sick Tune

The Sick Tune

Robert Jones: Sigh No More Ladies (arr. G. Place)

Sigh No More Ladies

Christopher Marlowe: Come Live With Me

Come Live With Me

When Griping Grief

When Griping Grief

O Death Rock Me Asleep

O Death Rock Me Asleep

Heartsease

Heartsease

You Spotted Snakes

You Spotted Snakes

The Woozel Cock

The Woozel Cock

Robert Johnson: Full fathom five

Full Fathom Five

John Dowland: Lady Hunsdon's Puffe, P. 54

My Lady Hunsdon's Puff

Robert Johnson: Where the bee sucks

Where the bee sucks

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