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The Musical Life of Samuel Pepys

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>Locke, Matthew : Gavotte, for viol consort (from Drexel Ms.)
>Reggio, Pietro : Arise, ye subterranean Winds
>Carissimi, Giacomo : Lucifero, caelestis olim, motet for bass, soprano & continuo
>Pepys, Samuel : Beauty retire
>Goodgroome, John : Cloris Yielding
>Lanier, Nicholas : Hero's Complaint
>Blow, John : Verse in G minor (S8), for organ
>Lawes, Henry : Inconstancy return'd
>Corbetta, Francesco : La guitarre royalle dediée au roy de la Grande Bretagne
>Playford, John : Work(s)
>     Newcastle / Heart's Ease
>Lawes, William [Composer] : A Dreame
>     I laid me down upon a pillow soft
>Jenkins, John : Work(s)
>     Pavan
>Humfrey, Pelham : Lord! I have sinned
>Blow, John : And art thou griev'd
>Morelli, Cesare : Down to the very centre of earth
>Lawes, Henry : Orpheus' Hymn
>     "O King of Heaven and Hell"
>Locke, Matthew : Brawles
>     First & Second
>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Perche quando
>Waller, Edmund : Such moving sounds, for voice

Album Summary

>Locke, Matthew : Gavotte, for viol consort (from Drexel Ms.)
>Reggio, Pietro : Arise, ye subterranean Winds
>Carissimi, Giacomo : Lucifero, caelestis olim, motet for bass, soprano & continuo
>Pepys, Samuel : Beauty retire
>Goodgroome, John : Cloris Yielding
>Lanier, Nicholas : Hero's Complaint
>Blow, John : Verse in G minor (S8), for organ
>Lawes, Henry : Inconstancy return'd
>Corbetta, Francesco : La guitarre royalle dediée au roy de la Grande Bretagne
>Playford, John : Work(s)
>Lawes, William [Composer] : A Dreame
>Jenkins, John : Work(s)
>Humfrey, Pelham : Lord! I have sinned
>Blow, John : And art thou griev'd
>Morelli, Cesare : Down to the very centre of earth
>Lawes, Henry : Orpheus' Hymn
>Locke, Matthew : Brawles
>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Perche quando
>Waller, Edmund : Such moving sounds, for voice
Performers Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Valley Recordings (06/1989).



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Works Details

>Locke, Matthew : Gavotte, for viol consort (from Drexel Ms.)
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1678

>Reggio, Pietro : Arise, ye subterranean Winds
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.

>Carissimi, Giacomo : Lucifero, caelestis olim, motet for bass, soprano & continuo
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1693

>Pepys, Samuel : Beauty retire
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Goodgroome, John : Cloris Yielding
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lanier, Nicholas : Hero's Complaint
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : Verse in G minor (S8), for organ
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, Henry : Inconstancy return'd
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Corbetta, Francesco : La guitarre royalle dediée au roy de la Grande Bretagne
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Playford, John : Work(s) :: Newcastle / Heart's Ease
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lawes, William [Composer] : A Dreame :: I laid me down upon a pillow soft
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1646

>Jenkins, John : Work(s) :: Pavan
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Humfrey, Pelham : Lord! I have sinned
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : And art thou griev'd
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Morelli, Cesare : Down to the very centre of earth
  • Performers: David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); Celia Harper (Organ); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Lawes, Henry : Orpheus' Hymn :: "O King of Heaven and Hell"
  • Performers: David Watkin (Cello); Celia Harper (Organ); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo); Jane Compton (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Locke, Matthew : Brawles :: First & Second
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1665

>Draghi, Giovanni Battista : Perchè quando
  • Performers: Celia Harper (Organ); David Watkin (Cello); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Waller, Edmund : Such moving sounds, for voice
  • Performers: David Watkin (Cello); Celia Harper (Organ); Jane Compton (Violin); William Thorp (Violin); Richard Wistreich (Voice); Roderick Skeaping (Violin); Robin Jeffrey (Theorbo)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical