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) Read more about Country Music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages

A Middle Ages and Renaissance Hit Parade

Allemande: The Honeysuckle - rauschpfeife, zink, lizard, sacbut, krumhorn, serpent - Holborne (died 1602)

In the Merry Month of May - soprano and alto recorders - Youll (fl. 1608)

Have you seen but a white lily grow? - soprano, lute - Anonymous (early 17th century)

Greensleeves - bass and great bass recorders - Anonymous (16th century)

Sir John Smith, His Almain - lute - Dowland (1562-1626) Read more about A Middle Ages and Renaissance Hit Parade

Anatomy of Illness

Invocation to Ra - reader and percussion - Egypt (2000-1200 B. C.)

Hymn to St. John: Ut queant laxis - ensemble - Paulus Diaconus (c.774)

Two Plague Songs: 
Ein Maennlein steht in Walde - baritone, lute, hirtenschalmei 
Ring Around the Rosie - soprano, garklein recorder

Maria, Mutter, reine Maid - ensemble - Anonymous (1349)

Cantiga: Como hua moller - gemshorn - Alfonso el Sabio (1221-1284) Read more about Anatomy of Illness

Music from the time of Martin Luther

C'est a grand tort - soprano, lute - Sermisy (c. 1490-1562)

Allemand and Nachtanz - dancers, ensemble - Susato (d.ied c. 1564)

Baissez moi - soprano, baritone, sacbut, krummhorn, rebec, recorder - Josquin des Pres (c. 1440-1521)

Mille regretz - tenor, bass and great bass recorders, gamba - Josquin

Scaramella - ensemble - Josquin

Jocose Song for Louis XII - ensemble - Josquin Read more about Music from the time of Martin Luther

The Seven Ages of Man

1. infantia

At first the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;

Three Blind Mice - soprano, tenor, baritone - Ravenscroft

Derrie ding ding dasson (from Melismata) - audience - Ravenscroft

Ring around the rosie - soprano, garklein recorder - Anonymous (14th century)

O ye tender babes - great bass recorder and harp - Tallis (c.1505-1585)

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