Country Music

from the Renaissance and Middle Ages

The Pastoral Countryside

Pastorella - recorders, lute - Anon. (16th century)

Jolly Shepherd Boy - soprano, shawm - Ravenscroft (c. 1590-c. 1633)

La pastorella - alto, tenor, bass recorders - Arcadelt (c 1504-1568)

Schaefertanz - organetto, lute, harp, bass cornamuse - Susato (c. 1500-1561)

The Country Lass

I Care not for These Ladies - baritone, lute - Morley (1557-1602)

Un cavalier de Spagna - soprano shawm, zink - Anon. (16th century)

Bobbing Joe - dancers - Anon. (17th century)

It was a Lover and his Lass - soprano, harpsichord - Morley

Country Animals

The White Hen - vocal trio - Ravenscroft (c. 1590-c. 1633)

Three Blind Mice - soprano, tenor, baritone - Ravenscroft

Three Ravens - soprano, lute - Ravenscroft

Madonna mia famme - vocal quartet, shawms, krummhorn, sacbut - Willaert (c. 1490-1562)

Sumer is icumen in - ensemble - Anon. (14th century)

Rural Life in Mythology

Say, Shepherd Boy - soprano, baritone, gemshorn, recorders, gamba - Ferrabosco (1543-1588)

Nymph's Dance - two lutes - Anon. (17th century)

Per quel vago boschetto - soprano, harpsichord - Peri (1561-1623)

Spring in the Country

O primavera - soprano, harpsichord - Luzzaschi (c. 1550-1607)

Country Dances

Lo Spagnoletto - dancers, ensemble - Negri (c. 1535-1604)

Branle Aridan - dancers, ensemble - Arbeau (1520-1595)

Country Dances?

Ic draghe de mutse clutse - recorder, rebec, krummhorns - Obrecht (c. 1450-1505)

Recercada Segunda - gamba, ensemble - Ortiz (c. 1510-c. 1570)

Chores

Margot laborez les vignes - soprano, shawms, drummhorn, sacbut - Arcadelt (c.1504-1568)

Washerwoman's Branle - dancers, ensemble - Arbeau (1520-1595)

Merry Milk Maid - organetto - Anon. (17th century)

Es wolt ein Maidlein Wasser Holn - shawm, krummhorns - Senfl (c. 1486-1543)

Farmer's Wife

Im Maien - vocal quartet, ensemble - Senfl

Chichilichi - krummhorn trio - da Nola (c. 1510-1592)

Es fuer ein pauer gen holcz - ensemble - Locheimer Liederbuch (c. 1450)

Country Squire

Wooing Song of a Yeoman From Kent - baritone, ensemble - Ravenscroft

A Day in the Country

The Country Cries - ensemble - Dering (c. 1580-1630)


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