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Royal Delight: 17th Century Ballads & Dances - Ellen Hargis (soprano); King's Noyse; Paul O'Dette (cittern); Paul O'Dette (lute)
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  1. King's Delight
  2. All in a garden green, folk song
  3. Gathering Peascods
  4. Blew-Cap for Me, folk song
  5. Fortune my foe
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  1. King's Delight
  2. All in a garden green, folk song
  3. Gathering Peascods
  4. Blew-Cap for Me, folk song
  5. Fortune my foe
  6. Browning a 5, for instrumental consort ("The Leaves Bee Greene")
  7. Jog on
  8. Packington's Pound, courante
  9. Daphne, for harpsichord
  10. Huntsuppe
  11. Broom of Cowdenknows (Tune of "The Bonny Broom")
  12. Tantz
  13. Canzon super O Nachbar Roland (Ludi Musici)
  14. Dulcina
  15. As att noone Dulcina rested (To the Dulcina)
  16. Grimstock
  17. Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone, ballad
  18. Ricercar on "Bonny Sweet Robin"
  19. A light hearts A jewell (to the tune of Jack Pudding)
  20. Child Grove
  21. Chant for Holy Thursday
  22. The Beggar Boy (from John Playford's English Dancing Master)
  23. Mr. Isaac's Maggot
  24. The Little Barley-Corne
  25. The Happy Meeting
  26. The Boatmen
  27. Trip and go
  28. Barbara Allen, folk song
  29. Praeludium for keyboard, MB 115
  30. Browning my dere (on the theme The Leaves be Green)
  31. Hollis berrie, for broken consort
  32. Newcastle (The English Dancing Master, 1651)
  33. Newmarket
  34. Now, O now, I needs must part (to the tune of John Dowland's "The Frog Galliard")
  35. Coockow as I me walked
  36. Sing care away (to the tune of Heart's-ease)
  37. Souches marche
  38. Emperor of the moon
  39. Tickle my toe, for broken consort
  40. I smell a rat (to the tune of "Upon a summer's day")
  41. Wilson's wilde
  42. Walsingham
  43. Begone, sweit night
  44. Strawberries and cream
  45. The Queen's delight
  46. Half hanniken
  47. Nottigham ale (to the tune of "Lilli Burlero")
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This double-CD set, a budget reissue of two 1990s releases by the Chicago-based ensemble the King's Noyse, captures a sound still relatively uncommon in performances of English music from the seventeenth century: the violin band. British art demonstrates the popularity of the violin during the period listeners instinctively associate with the soberer viol consort, and music of the sort heard here moved one writer of the age to state that the violin (whose origins are only slightly younger than those of the viol) offered ...

Royal Delight: 17th Century Ballads & Dances 2005, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046737023