Merrie England

May 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Ready your passport! We’re travelling to Merrie Old England. Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Dowland, all wrote music based on the folk tunes in the country pubs, the pageantry of Royal Albert Hall and Covent Garden, and the images of their beautiful countryside. Come open your ears and walk with us through the pathways of England. Greensleeves, Turtle Doves, and Janet Baker. Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the waves!

Playlist

Episode 1

Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell, Op. 34 (excerpt)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Previn
Telarc 80126
1:05

Dowland: My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home (excerpt)
Ronn McFarlane, lute
Dorian 90148
:50

Anon: Ave Maria
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
0:52

Perotin: Beata Viscera
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
1:54

Anon: Coventry Carol
New York Polyphony
Avie AV 2141
2:29

Anon: English Dance
New York’s Ensemble For Early Music/Renz
LEMS 8022
1:56

Anon: Salve virgo virginum (An English Ladymass)
Anonymous 4
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907210
2:36

Anon: Ther Is No Rose Of Swych Vertu (Carol)
Anonymous 4 – Portrait
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907210
3:42

Henry VIII: Adieu! Madame et ma maistresse
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
London 417 524
2:28

Tallis: Gloria from Missa Puer Natus
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Linn 118
11:08

Byrd: Prelude and ground à 5
The Newberry Consort
A Candle in the Dark
Harmonia Mundi 907140
5:14

William Byrd: Ye Sacred Muses, Sons of Job
Alfred Deller
Vanguard 8101
3:50

Greensleeves Variations
New York Consort Of Viols
Live recording
4:49

Burns: Greensleeves (arr.)
Linn Records CKD 086
3:40

Purcell: Abdelazer, “Moor’s Revenge,” Z. 570
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
1:18

Episode 2

Dowland Pavan: ‘Lachrimae Antiquae’
Fretwork
Virgin 61821
4:14
Dowland: In darkness let me dwell
Mark Padmore, ten.; Elizabeth Kenny, lute
Hyperion 67648
4:31
Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland, op.70 (excerpts)
Craig Ogden, guitar
Hyperion 67648
8:08
Adès: Darknesse Visible (from John Dowland’s In Darknesse
Let Me Dwell)
Andreas Haefliger, pf.
Avie 41
6:57
Locke: Broken Consort in D – Ayre & Saraband
Palladian Ensemble
Linn Record CKD010
1:35; 1:20
Purcell: “If music be the food of love” & “I attempt from love’s sickness to fly”
Kirkby, s. Hogwood, org & spinet; Rooley, lute; Campbell, vla. da gamba; Mackintosh, vn.
Decca 4759109
3:26 & 1:24
Purcell: Two in One upon a Ground
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 321
2:50
Purcell: Dido And Aeneas (excerpts)
Graham, s.; Bostridge, ten. Le Concert d’Astrée, European Voices/Haim (cond. & hpsd.)
Virgin 45605
7:52
Matteis: Bizzarie all’imor Scozzeze (Ground after the Scotch Manor)
Palladian Ensemble
Linn 10
4:12

Episode 3

Boyce: Symphony No.1 in B-flat major
Academy Of Ancient Music/Hogwood
L’oiseau-Lyre 436761
7:14

Arne: Rule Britannia
BBC Concert Orchestra & The Royal Choral Society/Wordsworth; Della Jones, s.
Phil 454172
4:48

Beethoven: Variations in D on “Rule Britannia” (excerpts)
Brendel, p.
Philips 432093
2:11

Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks- La Paix, La Rejouissance
Le Concert Des Nations/Savall
Astree ES9920
3:26

Haydn: Symphony 104,London, I
NY Phil./Bernstein
Sony 47557
7:27

Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr 3 a-moll op.56,Scotch, II
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Masur
Teldec 43463
4:18

Sullivan: Macbeth – Overture
RTE Concert Orchestra/Penny
EMI 764397-23
7:56

Gilbert/Sullivan: “I’m Called Little Buttercup” fr. H.M.S. Pinafore
Pro Arte Orchestra/Sargent; Monica Sinclair, s.
EMI 764397-23
1:48

Gilbert/Sullivan: “I am the Captain of the Pinafore” fr. H.M.S. Pinafore
Pro Arte Orchestra/Sargent; Baker, bar.
EMI 764397-23
1:58

Elgar: Enigma Variations- Variation IX (Nimrod)
Philharmonia Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 69185
3:34

Handel: Air fr. Water Music (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner
Decca 414596
1:13

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Abbado
DG 289471
:26

Episode 4

Elgar: Symphony #2 In E Flat, Op. 63, I
London Symphony Orchestra/Davis
LSO 0018
18:23

Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85, II
London Symphony Orchestra/Previn; Ma, cello
CBS 39541
5:00; 2:57

Tallis: “Why fum’th in Sight”
Theatre of Voices/Hillier
HM 907154
3:45

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Symphony Orch. of Curtis Institute of Music/Previn
EMI 55371
16:35

Vaughan Williams: “The Turtle Dove”
Finzi Singers/Spicer; Oxley, t.
Chandos 9425
3:12

Episode 5

Holst: Ave Maria, Op. 9b
Finzi Singers/Spicer
Chandos 9425
3:54

Holst: First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Central Band of the Royal Air Force/Banks
EMI 49608
10:06

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
English Sinfonia/Dilkes
Angel EMI 724356561526
8:57

Bridge: Lament
English String Orchestra/Boughton
Nimbus NI 5366
4:45

Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
2. Who Is Silvia?
4. O Mistress Mine

Bryn Terfel, t.; Malcolm Martineau, p.
DG 445946 2
1:22, 2:11

Tavener: Tears of the Angels
BT Scottish Ensemble/Gould, vln and cond.
Linn 085
13:48

Britten: Finale fr. Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell/Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/André Previn
Telarc 80126
3:03

Davies: Farewell to Stromness
Peter Maxwell Davies, p.
Unicorn 9070
1:57