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A Garland of the Elizabethan

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Five Centuries of Madrigals, Glees & Partsongs with Elizabethan Lyrics.This CD presents music inspired by some of the finest poetry written during the golden age of the Renaissance in England.

The Clerks of Christ Church
John Cotton, Tom King – Countertenor
Adrian Lowe, Brian Chapman – Tenor
Angus Wilson – Baritone
William Gaunt – Bass

The Clerks have performed in venues as far apart as Christ Church, Oxford and Christchurch, New Zealand where they toured in 2002, and as various as Le Manoir aux Quatr’Saisons and Dorchester and Douai Abbeys; they have also performed for the memorial service of Lord Jenkins, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and in the presence of The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair MP in July 2004.

On This Recording

  1. All creatures now are merry merry-minded
  2. The First Set of English Madrigals: The First Set of English Madrigals: A Little Pretty Bonny Lass
  3. The First Set of English Madrigals: The First Set of English Madrigals: X. Lady, when I beehold
  4. Ayeres or Phantasticke Spirites for 3 Voices: Ayeres or Phantasticke Spirites for 3 Voices: Since Robin Hood
  5. The First Set of English Madrigals: The First Set of English Madrigals: XII. Adew, sweet Amarillis
  6. The First Set of English Madrigals: The First Set of English Madrigals: Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone
  7. Madrigalls: Madrigalls: Weep, O Mine Eyes
  8. Ye spotted snakes
  9. 8 Glees Expressly Composed for the Ladies, Op.4: Doubt that the stars
  10. Poor Barbara
  11. Slow fresh fount
  12. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes: Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensembe)
  13. Standchen: Standchen, D. 889, “Hark, hark, the lark” (Horch, horch! die Lerch) (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensemble)
  14. Gesang: Gesang, Op. 106, No. 4, D. 891, “An Sylvia” (Who is Sylvia) (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensemble)
  15. 6 New Part Songs: 6 New Part Songs: My true love (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensembe)
  16. Orpheus with his Lute: Orpheus with his Lute (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensemble)
  17. Fancy, FP 174: Fancy, FP 174 (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensemble)
  18. As You Like It: As You Like It: Under the Greenwood Tree (arr. J. Cotton for vocal ensemble)
  19. 5 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 1. Dear if you change
  20. 5 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 2. Hey nonny no!
  21. 5 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 3. Beauty is but a painted hell
  22. 5 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 4. O stay, sweet love
  23. 5 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 5. Shall I come, sweet love