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Early Delights

A Sunday hour with early music goodies.

Today, these goodies consist of English dance music from the 16th and 17th centuries. We will focus mainly on John Playford; composer and music publisher.

John Playford (1623 – 1686)
From: The English Dancing Master (1651)
1 Daphne
2 Boatmen
3 Virgin Queen
4 Bobbing Joe

Thomas Ravenscroft (around 1588 – 1635)
From: Pammelia (1609)
5 The Nightingale
6 Well fare the nightingale
Uit: A briefe Discourse (1614)
7 The Elves dance
8 The Fayries dance
9 The Satyres dance
10 The Urchins dance
Lautten Compagney conducted by Wolfgang Katschner
(CD: “Chirping of the nightingale”. Berlin Classics 0017842BC, 2005)

Thomas Morley (1557 – 1602)
11 It was a Lover and his Lasse
12 La Volto
13 Now is the gentle season
14 La Couranto

John Playford
From: The English Dancing Master
15 Singo
16 Newcastle
17 Moll Peatly
18 Nonesuch
19 Half Hannikin

Anonymous
20 Kemp’s jig
21 Sir Roger Bacon’s Masques

Anthony Holborne (ca 1545 – 1602)
22 Pavan
23 Galliard

24 Almain the Honie-suckle
Folger Consort
(CD: This England – Music from the time of Shakespeare. Bard 2832, 2007)

John Playford
25 Strawberries and cream
26 Ground

Lautten Compagney conducted by Wolfgang Katschner
(CD: “Chirping of the nightingale”. Berlin Classics 0017842BC, 2005)

 

Description of the dance from The English Dancing Master

 

In addition:
Nicola Matteis (fl. 1670 – after 1713)
27 Ground after The Scottish Humour
Lautten Compagney conducted by Wolfgang Katschner
(CD: “Chirping of the nightingale”. Berlin Classics 0017842BC, 2005)

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