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

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

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

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

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

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

>Anonymous, English : Lavolto
  • 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: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

>Bacheler, Daniel : Widdowes Mite
  • 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: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Holmes, Matthew : Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
  • 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: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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