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The Cries of London - Else Torp (soprano); Fretwork; Theatre of Voices (choir, chorus)
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  1. The Cryes of London, consort song in 2 sections for 5 voices & 5 viols
  2. New fashions
  3. Fantasia a 3 (Music for the Double Bass), No.4, MB19
  4. The Cries of London, for 5 voices
  5. Fantasía No. 1 à 6, for viol consort
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  1. The Cryes of London, consort song in 2 sections for 5 voices & 5 viols
  2. New fashions
  3. Fantasia a 3 (Music for the Double Bass), No.4, MB19
  4. The Cries of London, for 5 voices
  5. Fantasía No. 1 à 6, for viol consort
  6. The City Cries, for chorus
  7. Go from my window, variations in 6 parts for viols, MB40
  8. In the merry month of May, song
  9. Sweet Muses, song
  10. There Were Three Ravens, for voice(s) & ensemble
  11. The Country Cries, for chorus
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One may not be too old to recall a time when, upon the discovery of the very existence of Orlando Gibbons' remarkable montage of period street cries, The Cries of London, one dashed to the University Library in haste to find a recording. This was usually followed by a sinking realization: while Gibbons' achievement was in itself astonishing, the operatic-sounding singing voices on the recordings then available didn't seem to do much justice to the more "secular" kind of expression that Gibbons was going for. Times are ...

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The Cries of London 2006, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046721428

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