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The English Lute Song

The lute songs of earlier Elizabethan times, such as those by Campion, Dowland and Morley are distinguished by directness, relative simplicity of vocal line, and musical fidelity to the rhythm of the text. Furthermore, throughout the Renaissance and early Baroque, in England as in no other country, song was shaped by the firm authority of poets, who took a dim view of the singer who might "hide the light of sense with divisions." - Julianne Baird


August 22, 1993


  1. This Merry Pleasant Spring
  2. Woods, rocks and mountains
  3. April is in my mistress' face
  4. No More Shall Meads be Deck'd With Flow'rs
  5. The French King's Masque
  6. Come my Celia
  7. O Death Rock Me Asleep
  8. Where the bee sucks
  9. Full fathom five
  10. Come away, Hecate
  11. The Willow Song
  12. Hit and Take It
  13. Dear, do not your fair beauty wrong
  14. Come hither you that love
  15. Have you seen the bright lily grow?
  16. I Must Complain
  17. Nothing on Earth
  18. Fain Would I Wed
  19. Miserere my Maker [17th Century]: Miserere my Maker
  20. O That Mine Eyes
  21. Alman*: Alman
  22. Care-charming sleep
  23. Cupid is Venus' Only Joy
  24. Oh, let us howl
  25. As Life What is so Sweet
  26. Turn, Turn Thy Beauteous Face Away!
  27. Take, O Take Those Lips Away
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