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English Madrigals: Sing We At Pleasure - Pro Cantione Antiqua (choir, chorus)
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  1. Flora gave me fairest flowers, madrigal (No. 22, The First Set of English Madrigals)
  2. O care wilt thou dispatch mee, madrigal in 2 sections for 5 voices: Part 2. Hence Care! Thou Art Too Cruel
  3. Come Away, Sweet Love
  4. Draw On, Sweet Night, Best Friend unto Those Cares, madrigal
  5. Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone
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  1. Flora gave me fairest flowers, madrigal (No. 22, The First Set of English Madrigals)
  2. O care wilt thou dispatch mee, madrigal in 2 sections for 5 voices: Part 2. Hence Care! Thou Art Too Cruel
  3. Come Away, Sweet Love
  4. Draw On, Sweet Night, Best Friend unto Those Cares, madrigal
  5. Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone
  6. Lullaby, my sweet little baby, madrigal for 5 voices (SSATB) & viols
  7. Oyez! Has Any Found A Lad? for 4 voices (madrigal)
  8. Construe My Meaning
  9. Adieu, sweet Amaryllis, madrigal (No. 12, The First Set of English Madrigals)
  10. Now is the month of maying, madrigal for 5 voices
  11. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices
  12. See What A Maze Of Error, for chorus
  13. Too Much I Once Lamented for 5 voices
  14. Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes, My Heart Can Take No Rest, madrigal
  15. Sing wee and chaunt it, madrigal for 5 voices
  16. What is our life, madrigal for 5 voices
  17. Sing wee at pleasure, madrigal for 5 voices
  18. Out from the Vale
  19. Weep, O mine eyes (from Madrigals to four voyces)
  20. Quick, Quick, Away, Dispatch for 6 voices
  21. Those Sweet Delightful Lillies
  22. Sweet Hony Sucking Bees, madrigal: Part 2. Yet, Sweet, Take Heed
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This album of English madrigals, many but not all of them familiar to fans of the genre, was originally recorded in 1979 and has been remastered for release by the American reissue specialist label Alto. It's what might be called second-generation madrigal singing, with the use of male countertenors instead of female altos, and with an attempt to delve a bit more deeply into a repertoire explored by scholarly investigators. The album does not, however, benefit from the efforts of singers trained to perform Renaissance music ...

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English Madrigals: Sing We At Pleasure 2009, Alto

UPC: 894640001394

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