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The Ladyes Delight

Audio Samples

>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

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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Works Details

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

>Johnson, John : Chi Passa, for 2 lutes
  • Performers: Chris Norman (Flute); Mark Cudek (Cittern); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Baltimore Consort; William Simms (Bandora); Custer LaRue (Soprano)
  • 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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute); Mark Cudek (Cittern)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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