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Time Stands Still: Elizabethan & Jacobean Songs and Keyboard Music / Simon Ponsford, countertenor; David Ponsford, virginals, organ

Album Summary

>Byrd, William : Prelude for keyboard in C major, MB 24
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
>Rosseter, Philip : Shall I Come If I Swim?
>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in C major, no 2, MB 25 "A Fancie"
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Wilt thou unkind thus reave me of my heart, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Byrd, William : My Lord Willoughbies welcom home
>Campion, Thomas : Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore
>Anonymous, English : Miserere My Maker, for voice & lute
>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB10
>Johnson, Robert (II) : Where the bee sucks
>Johnson, Robert (II) : Full fathom five
>Johnson, Robert (II) : Come heavy sleep, for treble voice and lute
>Byrd, William : Will you walk the woods so wylde
>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Were every thought an eye, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
>Tomkins, Thomas : Pavane ("For These Distracted Times") for keyboard (February 1649)
>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Since First I Saw Your Face, song for 4 voices & instruments
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Byrd, William : Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in F major, MB 58
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Simon Ponsford recently graduated MA with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was also awarded the S&M Eyres Wilson Scholarship and a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding performance. As an ensemble singer, Simon has sung with many professional choirs including Polyphony, English Voices, and Tenebrae; was an Apprentice in the Monteverdi Choir; and is a founding member of the Platinum Consort. He is currently a lay clerk in the choir of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and has just been appointed a Lay Vicar in the choir of Westminster Abbey. This is his debut recording as a soloist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013).



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Works Details

>Byrd, William : Prelude for keyboard in C major, MB 24
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Virginal)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1603

>Rosseter, Philip : Shall I Come If I Swim?
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in C major, no 2, MB 25 "A Fancie"
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Organ)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Wilt thou unkind thus reave me of my heart, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Byrd, William : My Lord Willoughbies welcom home
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Virginal)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Campion, Thomas : Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1613

>Anonymous, English : Miserere My Maker, for voice & lute
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Fantasia on the 3rd tone, for keyboard, MB10
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Organ)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Johnson, Robert (II) : Where the bee sucks
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1660

>Johnson, Robert (II) : Full fathom five
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1611

>Johnson, Robert (II) : Come heavy sleep, for treble voice and lute
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 16th Century

>Byrd, William : Will you walk the woods so wylde
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Virginal)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1590

>Dowland, John [Composer] : In darkness let me dwell, for voice, lute & bass viol (A Musicall Banquet)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1610

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Were every thought an eye, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1621

>Tomkins, Thomas : Pavane ("For These Distracted Times") for keyboard (February 1649)
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Virginal)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Since First I Saw Your Face, song for 4 voices & instruments
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1607

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Organ); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1600

>Byrd, William : Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in F major, MB 58
  • Performer: David Ponsford (Organ)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Simon Ponsford; David Ponsford (Organ)
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: David Ponsford (Virginal); Simon Ponsford
  • Notes: Parish Church of St John Baptist, Marldon, Devon (04/09/2013-04/11/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1597