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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, for voice(s) & ensemble
>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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); 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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

>Anonymous : Jumpe at my Cozen
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); 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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); 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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • 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); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

>Holmes, Matthew : Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
  • Performers: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); 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: Custer LaRue (Soprano); William Simms (Bandora); Chris Norman (Flute); Baltimore Consort; Mark Cudek (Cittern); Larry Lipkis (Recorder); Ronn McFarlane (Lute)
  • Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

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

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