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The Food of Love – Songs, Dances and Fancies for Shakespeare (24/192 FLAC)

The Food of Love - Songs, Dances and Fancies for Shakespeare (24/192 FLAC)

The Food of Love – Songs, Dances and Fancies for Shakespeare (24/192 FLAC)

Performer: Danielle Svonavec, Baltimore Consort
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Dorian Sono Luminus
Release: 2019
Size: 2.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Jean d’Estrée:
01. The Buffens (Les Buffons)

anon.:
02. Kemp’s Jig

Morley:
03. It was a lover and his lass
04. O mistress mine

anon.:
05. Peg-a-Ramsey

Jones, Robert:
06. Farewell Dear Love

Edwards, Richard:
07. When Griping Grief

anon.:
08. My Lady Carey’s Dompe
09. Complain My Lute

Holborne:
10. Heart’s Ease (The Honiesuckle)

Robinson, T:
11. The Queen’s Goodnight

Dowland:
12. Fancy

anon.:
13. The Carman’s Whistle
14. Cuckolds All a-Row
15. Whoope, Do Me No Harm / Jog On

Dowland:
16. The King of Denmark, His Galliard
17. Tarleton’s Riserrectione (plucked strings)
18. Gravedigger’s Song – Tarleton’s Riserrectione

anon.:
19. Bonny Sweet Robin

Dowland:
20. Tarleton’s Jig

Johnson, J: Greensleeves
21. Greensleeves (I)
22. Greensleeves (II)

Johnson, R:
23. Where the bee sucks
24. Full fathom five

anon.:
25. Fortune My Foe
26. Willow Song

Holborne:
27. Fairie Rownde

Jonson:
28. The Mad Merry Pranks of Robin Goodfellow

Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, The Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish, and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and courtly art song, and dance. Their interest in early music of English/Scottish heritage has also led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional music preserved in North America. There are hundreds of references to music in the works of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s music can be placed into three general categories: Incidental Music- The individual titles of incidental music in Shakespeare’s works are never named but the directions “music here,” “music begins,” “music for dancing,” etc. are provided. Literary References- Shakespeare refers to the music, music theory, and instruments of the time within the text of his works. A humorous example is found in the names of the musicians Peter confronts in Romeo and Juliet: Hugh Rebec, Simon Catling and James Soundpost. Songs- Specific songs are included for performance in the text of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare authored the lyrics to some of these songs but also incorporated popular songs known to his contemporary audiences. The plays did not include notation of the tunes of these songs. However, we are certain that Robert Johnson’s settings for “Full Fathom Five” and “Where the Bee Sucks” are the same as when originally performed in The Tempest. Johnson is well documented as Shakespeare’s composer. For the other songs on the recording we are using the earliest surviving versions – both published and from manuscript – which are contemporary with Shakespeare’s productions. These include, “It Was a Lover and his Lasse,” “Farewell, Dear Love,” “When Griping Grief,” “Gravedigger’s Song,” and “Willow Song.”

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