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> Book of Songs, Book 2: O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness - O sweet woods
> Book of Songs, Book 2: I saw my lady weep - I saw my lady weepe
> Book of Songs, Book 3: Daphne was not so chaste as she was changing - Daphne was not so chaste
> Book of Songs, Book 3: Farewell, too fair - Farewell too faire
> Book of Songs, Book 2: Time's eldest son - Time's eldest sonne
> Book of Songs, Book 4, "A Pilgrimes Solace": Shall I strive with words to move - Shall I strive with words to move
> Dost thou withdraw thy grace? - Dost thou withdraw thy grace?
> Full fathom five - Full fathom five thy father lies
> Da l'onde del mio pianto - Da l'onde del mio pianto
> Dolce tempo passato - Dolce tempo passato
> Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott, SWV 447 - Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten
> Paisible et tenebreuse nuit - Paisible et tenebreuse nuit
> Que Philis a l'esprit leger - Que Philis a l'esprit leger
> Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (original Greek) - Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (original Greek)
> Away, away, Anacreon (Anacreon's Ode Englished) - Away, away, Anacreon ('Anacreon's Ode Englished')
> At dead low ebb of night (A tale out of Anacreon) - At dead low ebb of night ('A tale out of Anacreon')
> O Venus, daughter of the mighty Jove (Sappho to the Goddess of Love) - Sappho to the Goddess of Love
> Diffugere nives (Horace, Odes IV, 7) - Diffugere nives (Horace, Odes IV, 7)
> So beautie on the waters stood - So beautie on the waters stood
> Orpheus' Hymn to God - Orpheus' Hymn to God
> Orpheus with his Lute - Orpheus with his lute
> Stop, O ye waves - Stop, O ye waves
> Coelestis dum spirat aura, HWV 231 - Alleluja
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Laudate pueri Dominum
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Sit nomen Domini benedictum
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - A solis ortu usque ad occasum
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Excelsus super omnes gentes Dominus
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Quis sicut Dominus
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Ut collocet eum cum principibus
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Qui habitare facit
> Laudate pueri, HWV 236, "Psalm 112" - Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001)
>Handel, George Frideric : Salve Regina, antiphon for soprano, strings, organ & continuo in G minor, HWV 241
>Handel, George Frideric : O qualis de coelo sonus, motet for soprano, HWV 239
>Handel, George Frideric : Coelestis dum spirat aura, motet for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 231
>Handel, George Frideric : Laudate Pueri Dominum, psalm, for soprano, 2 violins & continuo in F, HWV 236
>Boddeck, Phillip Friedrich : Natus est Jesus, for soprano & basso continuo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 61
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a
>Graupner, Christoph (II) : Ach Gott und Herr
>Couperin, François : Lecon de Tenebres 1, for treble voice & continuo
>Couperin, François : Leçons de tenébres
>Delalande, Michel-Richard : IIIe Lecon du Mercredi Saint, S. 118 (Lecons de tenebres)
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Non so qual piu m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pastorale")
>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Oh di Betlemme altera poverta, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati
>Ariosti, Attilio : Pur al fin gentil Viola, cantata for solo voice, viola d'amore & continuo
>Amodei, Cataldo : Su l'ore che l'aurora, for voice, harpsichord & theorbo
>Amodei, Cataldo : Va', che l' hai fatto a me, for voice & archlute
>Amodei, Cataldo : Lieve al pie, grave al passo (Cantata sacra per la Beatissima Vergine), for voice, harpsichord & the
>Dowland, John [Composer] : O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Daphne was not so chaste as she was changing, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Farewell, too fair, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Time's eldest son, Old Age, song in 3 sections for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
>Danyel, John : Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace?
>Johnson, Robert (II) : Full fathom five
>d'India, Sigismondo : Da L'Onde del Mio Pianto for voice solo
>Schimmelpfennig, Georg : Dolce tempo passato, song
>Schütz, Heinrich : Eile, mich, Gott, zu erretten, SWV 282 (Op. 8)
>Moulinié, Etienne : Paisible et tenebreuse nuit (recitative))
>Böesset, Jean Baptiste : Que Philis a l'esprit leger
>Lawes, Henry : Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (Greek text), for voice & lute
>Lawes, Henry : Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (English text), for voice & lute
>Lawes, Henry : At dead low ebb of night
>Blow, John : Sappho to the Goddess of Love, for voice & lute
>Wilson, John : Diffugere nives
>Ferrabosco (I), Alfonso : So Beauty on the Waters Stood, for voice & lute
>Lawes, Henry : Orpheus' Hymn
>Green, Maurice : Orpheus with his lute
>Weldon, John : Stop, O ye waves
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>Handel, George Frideric : Gloria, for soprano & orchestra (discovered in 2001)
  • Performers: Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Harpsichord); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Salve Regina, antiphon for soprano, strings, organ & continuo in G minor, HWV 241
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : O qualis de coelo sonus, motet for soprano, HWV 239
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Coelestis dum spirat aura, motet for soprano, 2 violins & continuo, HWV 231
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Laudate Pueri Dominum, psalm, for soprano, 2 violins & continuo in F, HWV 236
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 21 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1706

>Phillip Friedrich Böddecker (1607 - 1683) : Natus est Jesus, for soprano & basso continuo
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 61 :: Öffne dich mein ganzes herze
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/02/1714

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a :: Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Graupner, Christoph (II) : Ach Gott und Herr
  • Performers: Christine Moran (Viola); Christian Zacharias (Piano); John Abberger (Oboe); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Theatre of Early Music
  • Running Time: 17 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1711

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Leçon de Ténèbres 1, for treble voice & continuo
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Organ); Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Agnès Mellon; Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 15 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1712

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Leçons de tenébres
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Terence Charlston (Organ); Agnès Mellon; Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1712

>Delalande, Michel-Richard : IIIe Leçon du Mercredi Saint, S. 118 (Leçons de ténèbres)
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Terence Charlston (Organ); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1712

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Non sò qual piú m'ingombra, chamber cantata for soprano, 2 violins & continuo ("Cantata Pastorale")
  • Performers: Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 12/1716

>Scarlatti, Alessandro : Oh di Betlemme altera povertà, chamber cantata for soprano & strings ("Cantata pastorale per la nati
  • Performers: Irmgard Schaller (Viola); Terence Charlston (Harpsichord); Ingrid Seifert (Violin); Richard Gwilt (Violin); William Carter (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Medlam
  • Running Time: 16 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Ariosti, Attilio : Pur al fin gentil Viola, cantata for solo voice, viola d'amore & continuo
  • Performers: Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann (Cello); Lucas Harris (Lute); Lucas Harris (Archlute); Thomas Georgi (Viola d'amore); Thomas Georgi (Violin); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Amodei, Cataldo : Su l'ore che l'aurora, for voice, harpsichord & theorbo
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo); Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 16th Century

>Amodei, Cataldo : Va', ché l' hai fatto a me, for voice & archlute
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Archlute); Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo); Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 16th Century

>Amodei, Cataldo : Lieve al piè, grave al passo (Cantata sacra per la Beatissima Vergine), for voice, harpsichord & the
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Theorbo); Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 16th Century

>Dowland, John [Composer] : O sweet woods, the delight of solitariness, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Daphne was not so chaste as she was changing, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Farewell, too fair, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1603

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Time's eldest son, Old Age, song in 3 sections for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1612

>Danyel, John : Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace?
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Johnson, Robert (II) : Full fathom five
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1611

>d'India, Sigismondo : Da L'Onde del Mio Pianto for voice solo
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Schimmelpfennig, Georg : Dolce tempo passato, song
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1615

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Eile, mich, Gott, zu erretten, SWV 282 (Op. 8)
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Etienne Moulinié (1600 - after 1669) : Paisible et ténébreuse nuit (récitative))
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Jean Baptiste Böesset (1614 - 1685) : Que Philis a l'esprit léger
  • Performers: Jakob Lindberg (Lute); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, Henry : Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (Greek text), for voice & lute
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, Henry : Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (English text), for voice & lute
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, Henry : At dead low ebb of night
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : Sappho to the Goddess of Love, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Wilson, John : Diffugere nives
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Ferrabosco (I), Alfonso : So Beauty on the Waters Stood, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute); Anthony Rooley (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1607

>Lawes, Henry : Orpheus' Hymn :: "O King of Heaven and Hell"
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Green, Maurice : Orpheus with his lute
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weldon, John : Stop, O ye waves
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Anthony Rooley (Lute); Anthony Rooley (Theorbo-Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque