Traditional Glees & Madrigals

Audio Samples

>Weelkes, Thomas : Harke all ye lovely saints above, madrigal for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
>Morley, Thomas : Fyer, fyer, madrigal for 5 voices
>Vautor, Thomas : Sweet Suffolke Owle
>Morley, Thomas : Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices
>Tomkins, Thomas : Musicke divine, madrigal for 6 voices
>Cavendish, Michael : Come, gentle swains, madrigal
>Morley, Thomas : My bonny lasse she smyleth, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gibbons, Orlando : Ah, deere heart, madrigal for 5 voices
>Weelkes, Thomas : Thus sings my dearest jewell, madrigal for 3 voices
>Ramsey, Robert : Sleep fleshly birth
>Gibbons, Orlando : O that the learned poets of this time, madrigal for 5 voices
>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Foresters Sound the Cheerful Horn
>Cooke, Benjamin : Epitaph on a Dormouse, madrigal
>Cooke, Thomas : Strike the Lyre, madrigal
>Bridge, Frederick : The Goslings, part song
>Bridge, Frederick : Two Snails, madrigal
>Beale, William : Come let us join the roundelay
>Paxton, William : Breathe Soft, Ye Winds, madrigal
>Barnby, Joseph : Sweet and Low
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : There is a paradise on earth
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : O who will o'er the downs so free
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : Waters of Elle, for chorus
>Barnby, Joseph : The Kiss, madrigal
>Smart, George : The Squirrel, madrigal
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
>Sullivan, Arthur : The long day closes, for 4 male voices (from "7 Partsongs")

Album Summary

>Weelkes, Thomas : Harke all ye lovely saints above, madrigal for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
>Morley, Thomas : Fyer, fyer, madrigal for 5 voices
>Vautor, Thomas : Sweet Suffolke Owle
>Morley, Thomas : Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices
>Tomkins, Thomas : Musicke divine, madrigal for 6 voices
>Cavendish, Michael : Come, gentle swains, madrigal
>Morley, Thomas : My bonny lasse she smyleth, madrigal for 5 voices
>Gibbons, Orlando : Ah, deere heart, madrigal for 5 voices
>Weelkes, Thomas : Thus sings my dearest jewell, madrigal for 3 voices
>Ramsey, Robert : Sleep fleshly birth
>Gibbons, Orlando : O that the learned poets of this time, madrigal for 5 voices
>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Foresters Sound the Cheerful Horn
>Cooke, Benjamin : Epitaph on a Dormouse, madrigal
>Cooke, Thomas : Strike the Lyre, madrigal
>Bridge, Frederick : The Goslings, part song
>Bridge, Frederick : Two Snails, madrigal
>Beale, William : Come let us join the roundelay
>Paxton, William : Breathe Soft, Ye Winds, madrigal
>Barnby, Joseph : Sweet and Low
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : There is a paradise on earth
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : O who will o'er the downs so free
>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : Waters of Elle, for chorus
>Barnby, Joseph : The Kiss, madrigal
>Smart, George : The Squirrel, madrigal
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
>Sullivan, Arthur : The long day closes, for 4 male voices (from "7 Partsongs")
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Notes & Reviews:

A fascinating look at the traditional Glee (from which Glee Clubs got their name) and its Antecedent the Madrigal.



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Works Details

>Weelkes, Thomas : Harke all ye lovely saints above, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1588

>Morley, Thomas : Fyer, fyer, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1595

>Vautor, Thomas : Sweet Suffolke Owle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1619-1620

>Morley, Thomas : Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1594

>Tomkins, Thomas : Musicke divine, madrigal for 6 voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1622

>Cavendish, Michael : Come, gentle swains, madrigal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Morley, Thomas : My bonny lasse she smyleth, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1595

>Gibbons, Orlando : Ah, deere heart, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Weelkes, Thomas : Thus sings my dearest jewell, madrigal for 3 voices
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ramsey, Robert : Sleep fleshly birth
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Gibbons, Orlando : O that the learned poets of this time, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bishop, Henry Rowley : Foresters Sound the Cheerful Horn
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cooke, Benjamin : Epitaph on a Dormouse, madrigal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Cooke, Thomas : Strike the Lyre, madrigal
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bridge, Frederick : The Goslings, part song
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bridge, Frederick : Two Snails, madrigal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Beale, William : Come let us join the roundelay
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Paxton, William : Breathe Soft, Ye Winds, madrigal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Barnby, Joseph : Sweet and Low
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : There is a paradise on earth
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : O who will o'er the downs so free
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Pearsall, Robert Lucas : Waters of Elle, for chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Barnby, Joseph : The Kiss, madrigal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Smart, George : The Squirrel, madrigal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1894-1896

>Sullivan, Arthur : The long day closes, for 4 male voices (from "7 Partsongs")
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic