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The Oxford Book of English Madrigals

By Philip Lane Ledger

SATB choir, a cappella (SATB)
Composed by Philip Lane Ledger. Edited by Philip Lane Ledger. Mixed Voices. Secular, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 408 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193436640. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436640).

Item Number: OU.9780193436640

ISBN 9780193436640. 9 x 6 inches.

This book presents 60 of the very best madrigals for SATB, chosen from the many hundreds of possible candidates. The major composers of the genre are each represented by several madrigals and the lesser figures by one or more.

  • Those Sweet Delightful Lilies  Performed by Bateson
  • All Creature Now  Performed by Bennet
  • Weep, o mine eyes  Performed by Bennet
  • Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby  Performed by Byrd
  • This Sweet and Merry Month of May  Performed by Byrd
  • Though Amaryllis Dance  Performed by Byrd
  • Come, Gentle Swains  Performed by Cavendish
  • Poor is the Life  Performed by East
  • Quick, Quick, Away, Dispatch!  Performed by East
  • No Haste But Good!  Performed by East
  • Fair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling  Performed by Farmer
  • Fair Phyllis I Saw  Performed by Farmer
  • Consture My Meaning  Performed by Giles Farnaby
  • Ah, Dear Heart  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Dainty Fine Bird  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • O That the Learned Poets  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • The Silver Swan  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Trust Not Too Much, Fair Youth  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • What is our Life?  Performed by Orlando Gibbons
  • Come Away, Sweet Love  Performed by Greaves
  • See What a Maze of Error  Performed by Kirbye
  • April is in my Mistress' face  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Fyer, Fyer!  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Hard by a Crystal Fountain  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • I Love, Alas, I Love Thee  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Leave, Alas, This Tormenting  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • My Bonny Lass She Smileth  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Now is the month of Maying  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Sing we and chant it  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Though Philomela Lost Her Love   Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Whither Away So Fast?  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Sleep, Fleshly Birth  Performed by Ramsey
  • Adieu, Ye City-Prisoning Towers  Performed by Thomas Tomkins
  • Music Divine  Performed by Thomas Tomkins
  • O Yes! Has any Found a Lad?  Performed by Thomas Tomkins
  • See, See the Shepherds' Queen  Performed by Thomas Tomkins
  • Too Much I Once Lamented  Performed by Thomas Tomkins
  • Mother, I Will Have a Husband  Performed by Vautor
  • Sweet Suffolk Owl  Performed by Vautor
  • Come, Sable Night  Performed by Ward
  • As Vesta Was  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Come, Sirrah Jack, Ho!  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • O Care, Thou Wilt Despatch Me  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Hence, Care, Thou Art Too Cruel  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Since Robin Hood  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Sing We At Pleasure  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Strike It Up, Tabor  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Thule the Period of Cosmography  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • The Andalusian Merchant  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel  Performed by Thomas Weelkes
  • Adieu Sweet Amaryllis  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Draw on, sweet night  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Flora gave me fairest flowers  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Lady, When I Behold  Performed by John Wilbye
  • O What Shall I Do?  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Yet, Sweet, Take Heed  Performed by John Wilbye
  • Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes  Performed by John Wilbye

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  • October 24, 2011 Oxford Book of English Madrigals

    Great collection, good range of difficulty. Part range at the beginning of each piece is helpful as well as index by number of parts.

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