Elizabethan Music class notes

I taught a class at King’s College 2016 on Elizabethan Music. These are the songs I used as examples.

Song Composer Year Album Artist Description
Vigilate William Byrd 1589 English Renaissance King’s Singers Motet for 5 voices, from Cantiones Sacrae.
Browning My Dear Clement Woodcock 1574 Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558-1603 Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall Instrumental, string consort
Have I Found Her Francis Pilkington 1613 All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals King’s Singers Madrigal
It fell on a summer’s day Dr. Thomas Campion, lyrics;  Philip Rosseter, music 1601 Campion: Elizabethan Songs Drew Minter countertenor – Paul O’Dette lute Voice and lute, bawdy song. From “A Book of Ayres”.
Tan tara ran tara cries Mars own bloody rapier Thomas Weelkes 1608 Waytes: English Music for a Renaissance Band Piffaro Shawms and sackbut, originally a madrigal for 3 voices
All as a sea William Byrd 1588 William Byrd: Psalmes, Sonets & Songs, 1588 Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke Voice and string consort
April is in My Mistress’ Face Thomas Morley 1594 The English Lute Song Ron McFarlane Lute; Julianne Baird Soprano Madrigal, Voice and lute
If ye love me Thomas Tallis 1560 The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis The Tallis Scholars Anthem, 4 part acapella, text from John 14: 15-17 (KJV)

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