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As It Fell on A Holie Eve: Early English Christmas Music

Audio Samples

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
>Byrd, William : Rejoice, rejoice, with heart and voice
>Holborne, Anthony : As it fell on a holy eve
>Holborne, Anthony : The cradle, for consort
>Holborne, Anthony : The night-watch, almand for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Gradualia seu cantiones sacrum, liber secundus, for 3-5 voices
>Byrd, William : Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Byrd, William : Puer natus est à 4
>Anonymous, Italian : Gentil Madonna
>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
>Bull, John : Dr Bulls My Selfe for keyboard (No 189 in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), MB 138
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : La sampogna, fantasia for instrumental consort
>Byrd, William : Out of the orient crystal skies
>Anonymous : Elizabethan Dance Suite
>     Pavan of Albarti
>     Gallyard
>     Allemana d'Amor
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Hume, Tobias : Hark! Hark! (No 10 in Musical Humors)
>Hume, Tobias : A Mery Conceit. The Q(ueens) delight
>Traditional, Christmas : The Old Year now away is fled

Album Summary

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
>Byrd, William : Rejoice, rejoice, with heart and voice
>Holborne, Anthony : As it fell on a holy eve
>Holborne, Anthony : The cradle, for consort
>Holborne, Anthony : The night-watch, almand for 5 voices
>Byrd, William : Gradualia seu cantiones sacrum, liber secundus, for 3-5 voices
>Byrd, William : Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Byrd, William : Puer natus est à 4
>Anonymous, Italian : Gentil Madonna
>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
>Bull, John : Dr Bulls My Selfe for keyboard (No 189 in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), MB 138
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : La sampogna, fantasia for instrumental consort
>Byrd, William : Out of the orient crystal skies
>Anonymous : Elizabethan Dance Suite
>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
>Hume, Tobias : Hark! Hark! (No 10 in Musical Humors)
>Hume, Tobias : A Mery Conceit. The Q(ueens) delight
>Traditional, Christmas : The Old Year now away is fled
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Julianne Baird and the viol consort, Parthenia, offer an exquisite program of Christmas music as it might have been performed in the time of Elizabeth I.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of Drew University, Dorothy Young Center f (06/2009).

Includes work(s) by William Byrd (Composer).



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Works Details

>Ravenscroft, Thomas : Remember, O thou man (from Melismata, 1611)
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Byrd, William : Rejoice, rejoice, with heart and voice
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Holborne, Anthony : As it fell on a holy eve
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 15th Century

>Holborne, Anthony : The cradle, for consort
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Holborne, Anthony : The night-watch, almand for 5 voices
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1599

>Byrd, William : Gradualia seu cantiones sacrum, liber secundus, for 3-5 voices
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1607

>Byrd, William : Vidimus stellam ejus in Oriente, motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : Puer natus est à 4
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1607

>Anonymous, Italian : Gentil Madonna
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sung, carol (English)
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bull, John : Dr Bulls My Selfe for keyboard (No 189 in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), MB 138
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : La sampogna, fantasia for instrumental consort
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1619

>Byrd, William : Out of the orient crystal skies
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Elizabethan Dance Suite :: Pavan of Albarti
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.

>Anonymous : Elizabethan Dance Suite :: Gallyard
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal

>Anonymous : Elizabethan Dance Suite :: Allemana d'Amor
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.

>Byrd, William : Fantasia a 4, for instrumental consort in G minor
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)~Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Hume, Tobias : Hark! Hark! (No 10 in Musical Humors)
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Hume, Tobias : A Mery Conceit. The Q(ueens) delight
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1607

>Traditional, Christmas : The Old Year now away is fled
  • Performer: Julianne Baird (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Parthenia Vocal
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas