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Byrd: Consort Songs / Robin Blaze, countertenor, Concordia

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Rejoice unto the Lord
>Byrd, William : Ah silly soul
>Byrd, William : An aged dame, consort song for voice & 4 viols
>Byrd, William : O dear life, madrigal for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
>Byrd, William : Who likes to love, consort song for voice & 4 viols
>Byrd, William : O that most rare breast, song for voice & 4 viols
>Byrd, William : All as a sea, madrigal for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
>Byrd, William : Constant Penelope
>Byrd, William : O God that guides the cheerful sun, anthem for 6 voices (SS solo, AT (or A) B (or T) B) & 5 viols
>Byrd, William : Lullaby
>Byrd, William : How vain the toils, consort song for soprano and instruments
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This mid-priced reissue draws the listener into the richly layered world of Queen Elizabeth I. William Byrd's consort songs tell of courtly love; Sir Philip Sidney's demise in battle becomes an eloquent lament; an old woman tumbling down amid a flurry of human skulls represents contemporary desires for freedom of speech; moral temptations are likened to a storm-tossed ship; and a hymn to the Muses is inspired by the death of Thomas Tallis. The longest single piece here is Byrd's famous Lullaby My sweet little baby. Despite Byrd's claims that these works were designed to persuade everyone to learn how to sing, this music makes the highest vocal demands - demands far exceeded in the glorious singing of Robin Blaze.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003).



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>Byrd, William : Rejoice unto the Lord
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1586

>Byrd, William : Ah silly soul
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Byrd, William : An aged dame, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : O dear life, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Psalmes, Sonets and Songs
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1580

>Byrd, William : Who likes to love, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : O that most rare breast, song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : All as a sea, madrigal for 5 voices
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Constant Penelope
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : O God that guides the cheerful sun, anthem for 6 voices (SS solo, AT (or A) B (or T) B) & 5 viols
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Lullaby
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1588

>Byrd, William : How vain the toils, consort song for soprano and instruments
  • Performer: Robin Blaze
  • Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)
  • Notes: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance