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Songs by Henry & William Lawes - Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo); Elizabeth Kenny (lute); Frances Kelly (double harp); Rebecca Outram (soprano);...
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  1. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, song for voice & continuo
  2. Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (English text), for voice & lute
  3. Oh, that joy so soon should waste, for voice & lute
  4. Sweet, stay awhile; why do you rise?, song for voice & continuo
  5. Monsieur Saman his Coranto, for lute (No. 4 in "A Varietie of Lute-Lessons")
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  1. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, song for voice & continuo
  2. Anacreon's Ode, call'd The Lute (English text), for voice & lute
  3. Oh, that joy so soon should waste, for voice & lute
  4. Sweet, stay awhile; why do you rise?, song for voice & continuo
  5. Monsieur Saman his Coranto, for lute (No. 4 in "A Varietie of Lute-Lessons")
  6. Amarillis, by a spring, for voice & theorbo
  7. Oh, let me still and silent lie, for voice & theorbo
  8. Oh, my Clarissa, thou cruel faire, song for voice & continuo
  9. From the heav'ns now I fly, for voice & theorbo
  10. Royall Consort Suite No. 6 in D major: Corant
  11. Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen, for voice & theorbo
  12. Royall Consort Suite No. 6 in D major
  13. Oh sweet woods, the delight of solitariness
  14. Tavola: In quel gelato core una voce, song for voice & continuo
  15. Loves Sweet Repose: Amidst the myrtles as I walk, song for voice & contino
  16. No Reprieve: Now, now Lucasia, now make haste
  17. Fantasias (4) for lute (from "Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book"):
  18. Slide soft, you silver floods, song for voice & continuo
  19. Sarabande for lute (from "Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book")
  20. When shall I see my captive heart?
  21. Suite for 2 lutes (after René Meseangeau)
  22. A Dreame: I laid me down upon a pillow soft
  23. The Angler's Song: Man's life is but vain, for 'tis subject to pain, song for voice & continuo
  24. When man ffor sinne thy judgement feeles, verse anthem for voice & continuo
  25. A Pastoral Elegie: Cease you jolly shepherds
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It has taken a surprisingly long time for Hyperion, an English label distinguished in the area of Baroque music, to get to the music of brothers William and Henry Lawes. It forms an indispensable part of the literature that we have from the reign of Charles I, which is typically presented as a period in which the common Englishman lived in hopeless subservience to the King, only ending with the English Civil War and Charles' goateed head resting on a bloody bundle of straw. The Lawes brothers were faithful and devoted ...

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Songs by Henry & William Lawes 2007, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175898

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