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The Ladyes Delight

Album Summary

>Reade, Richard : A Jigge ye Firste
>Johnson, John : Chi Passa, for 2 lutes
>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Yonder Comes a Courteous Knight (The Baffled Kight), for 4 voices
>Anonymous : Ladyes Delight
>Anonymous : Jumpe at my Cozen
>Alison, Richard : Batchelar's Delight
>Marston, John : Darke is my Delight
>Anonymous : Howell's Delight, for consort
>Anonymous, English : Lavolto
>Anonymous : La Coronto
>Bacheler, Daniel : Widdowes Mite
>Holmes, Matthew : Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
>Traditional, English : The Shaking of the Sheets, folk song
>Anonymous : Lord Souches Maske
>Anonymous, English : The Queen's Treble
>Anonymous : Balow My Babe
>Anonymous : Knot
>Conversi, Giovanni : Sola Soletta
>Holmes, Matthew : Ye French Volta
>Anonymous : Light of Love
>Byrd, William : My Lord of Oxenford's Mask (From Thomas Morley's "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
>Anonymous, English : O Mistresse Mine
Performers Ensemble Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Mark Cudek (cittern, viol); Mary Anne Ballard (rebec, viol); Larry Lipkis (viol, recorder).

Baltimore Consort is well-known for their skillful renditions of Renaissance music, and Ladyes Delight, their 1998 release, definitely continues that tradition. Here they perform the "broken consort," or mixed-ensemble secular music, for instruments such as bandora, cittern, viol, flute, and lute. The melodies are resplendent with the multiple layers and textures that the artists offer with much joyous enthusiasm, from the lucidly balladic "Yonder Comes a Courteous Knight" to the cheerfully lilting "Jumpe at My Cozen." This is another must-have album for Renaissance music collectors. ~ Murrday Fisher



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>Reade, Richard : A Jigge ye Firste
  • Performers: Baltimore Consort; Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Chris Norman (Flute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Johnson, John : Chi Passa, for 2 lutes
  • Performers: Mark Cudek (Cittern); Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Baltimore Consort; Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Chris Norman (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Yonder Comes a Courteous Knight (The Baffled Kight), for 4 voices
  • Performers: Chris Norman (Flute); Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Ladyes Delight
  • Performers: Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Jumpe at my Cozen
  • Performers: Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Alison, Richard : Batchelar's Delight
  • Performers: Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Baltimore Consort; Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1599
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Marston, John : Darke is my Delight
  • Performers: Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Howell's Delight, for consort
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous, English : Lavolto
  • Performers: Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Baltimore Consort; William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano); Chris Norman (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : La Coronto
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Chris Norman (Flute); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; William Simms (Bandora)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bacheler, Daniel : Widdowes Mite
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); William Simms (Bandora)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holmes, Matthew : Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
  • Performers: Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, English : The Shaking of the Sheets, folk song
  • Performers: Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Lord Souches Maske
  • Performers: Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous, English : The Queen's Treble
  • Performers: Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Written: circa 1614
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Balow My Babe
  • Performers: Chris Norman (Flute); Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Knot
  • Performers: Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Conversi, Giovanni : Sola Soletta
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Notes: Arranged: Thomas Morley's "Consort Lessons" (1599)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holmes, Matthew : Ye French Volta
  • Performers: Baltimore Consort; Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Chris Norman (Flute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous : Light of Love
  • Performers: William Simms (Bandora); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Byrd, William : My Lord of Oxenford's Mask (From Thomas Morley's "The First Booke of Consort Lessons")
  • Performers: Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Chris Norman (Flute); William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1590.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Anonymous, English : O Mistresse Mine
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); William Simms (Bandora); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Baltimore Consort; Chris Norman (Flute); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio