England: Tudors and Stuarts I

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Program: #12-45    Air Date: Oct 22, 2012

A spate of recent recordings look at the 16th and 17th century in England: this week, the two lute repertoire, the Eton choirbook, and William Lawes.

NOTE: All of the music on this program comes from recent releases celebrating music from England, 1500-1690. The first three CDs are from show 1, the second three from show 2.


I. Two Lutes: Lute Duets from England's Golden Age (Ronn McFarlane & William Simms, lutes). Dorian Sono Luminus CD DSL-92155. (Liner notes by Robert Aubry Davis).

--JOHN JOHNSON (1540-1594):

The Delight Pavan
A Dump #1
The Flatt Pavan; The Flatt Galliard
The Nuts be Brown
The Queen's Treble


II. Music from the Eton Choirbook (Tonus Peregrinus/Anthony Pitts, dir.). Naxos CD 8.572840.

--RICHARD DAVY (c.1465-c.1507): St. Matthew Passion a 4 (Chapter 27, 11-56).


III. The Royall Consorts (Consort Les Voix Humaines). Atma Classics ACD2 2373.

--WILLIAM LAWES (1602-1645): 

Royall Consort Sett No. 6 in D
Royall Consort Sett No. 3 in d minor

Composer Info

JOHN JOHNSON (1540-1594), RICHARD DAVY (c.1465-c.1507), WILLIAM LAWES (1602-1645)

CD Info

CD DSL-92155, Naxos CD 8.572840, ACD2 2373.