Ye Sacred Muses - works by Byrd, Dowland, Rosseter, Coprario et al. / Jean-Michel Fumas, countertenor; Eliza Consort

Audio Samples

>Byrd, William : The man is blest, sacred song for voice & 4 viols
>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
>Coprario, Giovanni : Fantasia a 6 in F major
>Coprario, Giovanni : O Sweet Flower
>Byrd, William : Fair Britain isle, song for voice & 4 viols
>Parsons, Robert : Pour Down, You Pow'rs Divine for voice & 4 viols
>Anonymous, English : The Willow Song (a.k.a. "The Willow", "The Poor Soul Sat Sighing", "Willow, Willow")
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Go, nightly cares, the enemy to rest, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
>Byrd, William : Rejoice unto the Lord
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : The man is blest, sacred song for voice & 4 viols
>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
>Coprario, Giovanni : Fantasia a 6 in F major
>Coprario, Giovanni : O Sweet Flower
>Byrd, William : Fair Britain isle, song for voice & 4 viols
>Parsons, Robert : Pour Down, You Pow'rs Divine for voice & 4 viols
>Anonymous, English : The Willow Song (a.k.a. "The Willow", "The Poor Soul Sat Sighing", "Willow, Willow")
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Go, nightly cares, the enemy to rest, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
>Byrd, William : Rejoice unto the Lord
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new recording features Jean-Michel Fumas' warm, radiant voice accompanied by Thomas Dunford on Renaissance lute. The magnificent program of Elizabethan ballads, songs, and elegies includes remarkable works, all recorded in the original key.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011).



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Works Details

>Byrd, William : The man is blest, sacred song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1601

>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1610

>Coprario, Giovanni : Fantasia à 6 in F major
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Coprario, Giovanni : O Sweet Flower
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Fair Britain isle, song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1612

>Parsons, Robert : Pour Down, You Pow'rs Divine for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, English : The Willow Song (a.k.a. "The Willow", "The Poor Soul Sat Sighing", "Willow, Willow")
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Go, nightly cares, the enemy to rest, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1612

>Byrd, William : Rejoice unto the Lord
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1586

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Lullaby
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performer: Jean-Michel Fumas (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Eliza Consort
  • Notes: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1597