Madrigals and Verse Anthems of Elizabethan England
Various composers: Weelkes, Wilbye, Gibbons, Morley
Sunday 13 June 2004, 2pm
Pre-concert talk 1.45pm
St Mary of the Angels
Directed by Alastair Carey
The rise of the English madrigal in the last decades of the 16th century coincided with the heydey of the English sonnet sequence. Here we present English secular vocal music, both solemn and joyous, by England's finest madrigal composers of the period, plus verse anthems of the late 16th and early 17th century Anglican church.
Chamber organ Douglas Mews
Douglas Mews plays the Drake Chamber Organ, part of the keyboard collection at the School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington.
Verse Anthem: Out of the Deep - Thomas Morley 1557?-1602
Fair Nymphs - John Farmer 1570?-1601
Your shining eyes - Thomas Bateson 1570?-1630
Late in my rash accounting - Thomas Morley 1557?-1602
Amyntas with his Phyllis fair - Francis Pilkington 1565?-1638
Phyllis, farewell - Thomas Bateson
Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone - John Farmer
Organ: Fancy - Thomas Tomkins 1572-1656
Verse Anthem: My Shepherd is the Living Lord - Thomas Tomkins
Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend - Thomas Weelkes 1576?-1623
Ye sacred muses, race of Jove - William Byrd 1540?-1623
Verse Anthem: See, see, the word is incarnate - Orlando Gibbons
Organ: Rowland - attrib. Thomas Weelkes
Verse Anthem: How long wilt thou forget me - Jeremiah Clarke 1673?-1707
Sweet suffolk owl - Thomas Vautor 1590?-1622?
Fair is the rose - Orlando Gibbons 1583?-1625
Verse Anthem: If ye be risen again with Christ - Orlando Gibbons
Say, gentle nymphs - Thomas Morley
Construe my meaning - Giles Farnaby 1565?-1640
Weep O mine eyes - John Bennet 1570?-1614?
Organ: Barafostus' Dreame - Thomas Tomkins
Verse Anthem: Give ear, O Lord - Thomas Weelkes
Cease sorrows now - Thomas Weelkes
All creatures now are merry - John Bennet
Verse Anthem: O Praise the Lord - Walter Porter 1588?-1659
This concert was part of the 2004 Subscription Series.