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MUSIC FOR SHAKESPEARE'S THEATRE

Music played an important role in the Renaissance theatre and Shakespeare brought new subtlety to its use. In a theatre without lights and sets, it fell to music to underline mood, whether for magic, comedy, feasting or pathos. Here are thirty or so settings from Shakespeare’s lifetime by Morley, Johnson, Dowland, Byrd, Ferrabosco and others, including lyrics set to ballad tunes that would have been very familiar to the actors in his company.


Johnson, Robert
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Hark, Hark! The Lark
1.   Play with flash player Hark, Hark! The Lark 00:01:29

Holborne, Antony
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)
Place, Gerald, arranger(s)

  When Daffodils Begin to Peer
2.   Play with flash player When Daffodils Begin to Peer 00:00:54

  When Daisies Pied
3.   Play with flash player When Daisies Pied 00:01:56

Dowland, John

  Fortune
4.   Play with flash player Fortune 00:02:36

Greaves, Thomas
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)
Place, Gerald, arranger(s)

  Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun
5.   Play with flash player Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun 00:02:45

Wilson, John
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Lawn as White as Driven Snow
6.   Play with flash player Lawn as White as Driven Snow 00:01:17

  Kemp's Jig
7.   Play with flash player Kemp's Jig 00:00:36
  Callino
8.   Play with flash player Callino 00:01:07

Morley, Thomas
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  It Was a Lover and His Lass
9.   Play with flash player It Was a Lover and His Lass 00:03:57

Traditional
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  When That I Was
10.   Play with flash player When That I Was 00:02:55

Byrd, William
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  How Should I Your True Love Know
11.   Play with flash player How Should I Your True Love Know 00:00:58

  Bonny Sweet Robin
12.   Play with flash player Bonny Sweet Robin 00:01:20
  Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day
13.   Play with flash player Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day 00:01:05
  And Will He Not Come Again
14.   Play with flash player And Will He Not Come Again 00:00:47
  In Youth When I Did Love
15.   Play with flash player In Youth When I Did Love 00:01:40

Dowland, John

  Tarleton's Resurrection
16.   Play with flash player Tarleton's Resurrection 00:01:06

  Hey, Jolly Robin
17.   Play with flash player Hey, Jolly Robin 00:01:29
  The Poor Soul Sat Sighing, "Willow Song"
18.   Play with flash player The Poor Soul Sat Sighing, "Willow Song" 00:03:14

Morley, Thomas

  O Mistress Mine
19.   Play with flash player O Mistress Mine 00:01:25

  Come Away Death
20.   Play with flash player Come Away Death 00:01:38

Cutting, Francis

  Divisions on Greensleeves
21.   Play with flash player Divisions on Greensleeves 00:02:16

Jones, Robert
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Farewell Dear Heart
22.   Play with flash player Farewell Dear Heart 00:03:59

  Packington's Pound
23.   Play with flash player Packington's Pound 00:00:56

Wilson, John
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Take, O Take Those Lips Away
24.   Play with flash player Take, O Take Those Lips Away 00:02:08

  O Sweet Oliver
25.   Play with flash player O Sweet Oliver 00:00:17
  Light o' Love
26.   Play with flash player Light o' Love 00:00:46

Ferrabosco II, Alfonso
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)
Place, Gerald, arranger(s)

  Who is Sylvia
27.   Play with flash player Who is Sylvia 00:01:42

  The Sick Tune
28.   Play with flash player The Sick Tune 00:01:04

Jones, Robert
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)
Place, Gerald, arranger(s)

  Sigh No More Ladies
29.   Play with flash player Sigh No More Ladies 00:01:55

Corkine, William

  Come Live With Me
30.   Play with flash player Come Live With Me 00:02:13

Edwards, Richard
Edwards, Richard, lyricist(s)

  When Griping Grief
31.   Play with flash player When Griping Grief 00:02:29

  O Death Rock Me Asleep
32.   Play with flash player O Death Rock Me Asleep 00:04:52
  Heartsease
33.   Play with flash player Heartsease 00:01:24
  You Spotted Snakes
34.   Play with flash player You Spotted Snakes 00:02:07
  The Woozel Cock
35.   Play with flash player The Woozel Cock 00:00:34

Johnson, Robert
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Full Fathom Five
36.   Play with flash player Full Fathom Five 00:02:11

Dowland, John

  My Lady Hunsdon's Puff
37.   Play with flash player My Lady Hunsdon's Puff 00:01:23

Johnson, Robert
Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Where the bee sucks
38.   Play with flash player Where the bee sucks 00:01:16

Total Playing Time: 01:07:46






Author(s):
Marlowe, Christopher

Composer(s):
Byrd, William; Corkine, William; Cutting, Francis; Dowland, John; Edwards, Richard; Ferrabosco II, Alfonso; Greaves, Thomas; Holborne, Antony; Johnson, Robert; Jones, Robert; Morley, Thomas; Traditional; Wilson, John

Lyricist(s):
Boleyn, Anne; Edwards, Richard; Shakespeare, William

Arranger(s):
Place, Gerald

Artist(s):
Hickey, Rebecca; Linell, Dorothy; Place, Gerald

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.570708

Barcode: 0747313070879

Release Date: 04/2008

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