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English Song - works by Morley, Rosseter, Dowland, Pilkington, Bridge, Butterworth, Ireland, Warlock, et al. / Peter Pears, tenor; Julian Bream, guitar; Benjamin Britten, piano

Audio Samples

>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Faire Sweet Cruell for 4 voices & instruments
>Rosseter, Philip : When Laura Smiles
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Mistresse mine, well may you fare (O Mistress Mine), song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Rosseter, Philip : Sweet, Come Again
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Come, Phyllis
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : I saw my ladye weeping, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : What if my mistresse now, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Campion, Thomas : Come let us sound with melody the praises
>Anonymous, English : Miserere My Maker, for voice & lute
>Rosseter, Philip : What is a Day?
>Campion, Thomas : Faire, if you expect admiring
>Campion, Thomas : Shall I come sweet love to thee?
>Dowland, John [Composer] : If my complaints, for lute
>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
>Butterworth, George : Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"
>     Is my team ploughing?
>Ireland, John [Composer] : I have twelve oxen, for voice & piano
>Moeran, Ernest John : In Youth is Pleasure, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Yarmouth Fair, for voice & piano
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12), Op. 48
>     Persephone
>Berkeley, Lennox : How Love Came In, for medium voice & piano
>Britten, Benjamin : On this Island, Op. 11
>     Let the florid music praise!
>Oldham, Arthur : Herd Boy's Song, for voice & piano
>Oldham, Arthur : Fishing, for voice & piano
>Oldham, Arthur : Pedlar of Spells, for voice & piano
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Love went a-riding, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 114

Album Summary

>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Faire Sweet Cruell for 4 voices & instruments
>Rosseter, Philip : When Laura Smiles
>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Mistresse mine, well may you fare (O Mistress Mine), song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Rosseter, Philip : Sweet, Come Again
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Come, Phyllis
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : I saw my ladye weeping, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : What if my mistresse now, song for voice with lute & bass viol
>Campion, Thomas : Come let us sound with melody the praises
>Anonymous, English : Miserere My Maker, for voice & lute
>Rosseter, Philip : What is a Day?
>Campion, Thomas : Faire, if you expect admiring
>Campion, Thomas : Shall I come sweet love to thee?
>Dowland, John [Composer] : If my complaints, for lute
>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
>Butterworth, George : Songs from "A Shropshire Lad"
>Ireland, John [Composer] : I have twelve oxen, for voice & piano
>Moeran, Ernest John : In Youth is Pleasure, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Yarmouth Fair, for voice & piano
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12), Op. 48
>Berkeley, Lennox : How Love Came In, for medium voice & piano
>Britten, Benjamin : On this Island, Op. 11
>Oldham, Arthur : Herd Boy's Song, for voice & piano
>Oldham, Arthur : Fishing, for voice & piano
>Oldham, Arthur : Pedlar of Spells, for voice & piano
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Love went a-riding, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 114
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Works Details

>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Faire Sweet Cruell for 4 voices & instruments
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rosseter, Philip : When Laura Smiles
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dowland, John [Composer] : I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Awake sweet love, thou art returned, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears; Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1597

>Rosseter, Philip : What Then Is Love But Mourning
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1601

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Mistresse mine, well may you fare (O Mistress Mine), song for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute); Peter Pears; Peter Pears
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Fine knacks for ladies, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1600

>Rosseter, Philip : Sweet, Come Again
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Ford, Thomas [Poet] : Come, Phyllis
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : I saw my ladye weeping, song for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Pilkington, Francis : Rest, sweet nymphs, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Morley, Thomas [Composer] : What if my mistresse now, song for voice with lute & bass viol
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1600

>Campion, Thomas : Come let us sound with melody the praises
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, English : Miserere My Maker, for voice & lute
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Rosseter, Philip : What is a Day?
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Campion, Thomas : Faire, if you expect admiring
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Campion, Thomas : Shall I come sweet love to thee?
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1617

>Dowland, John [Composer] : If my complaints, for lute
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1597

>Dowland, John [Composer] : What if I never speed?, for 4 voices & lute (Third Book of Songs)
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Julian Bream (Lute); Julian Bream (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1603

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Butterworth, George : Songs from "A Shropshire Lad" :: Is my team ploughing?
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : I have twelve oxen, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Moeran, Ernest John : In Youth is Pleasure, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Yarmouth Fair, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12), Op. 48 :: Persephone
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Berkeley, Lennox : How Love Came In, for medium voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Britten, Benjamin : On this Island, Op. 11 :: Let the florid music praise!
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Oldham, Arthur : Herd Boy's Song, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Oldham, Arthur : Fishing, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Oldham, Arthur : Pedlar of Spells, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Love went a-riding, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H 114
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914